(Closed) Buying things off of your own registry…

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you don’t care about the surprise factor, can you just buy the gifts now and have family members reimburse you for them later? Your family members can still wrap up the gifts and give them to you at your shower.  It saves your family members a trip to the store and guarantees you’ll get what you want. 

Also, you can probably tell your closer family members what is going on…they might be willing to buy your gifts now. 

Just some thoughts….

Post # 4
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

A LOT of our items were on sale and said quantities limited but I had no problem fullfilling our registry from C&B after the wedding.  If you are really concerned you could call and ask.

Post # 5
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did this.  Our linen set showed up as discontinued on the registry, so I went with my mom to BB&B to pick out another set, only to find the original one in the clearance bin.  Mom went ahead and bought them on the spot.  It was win-win.  I got the linen set I wanted, and she got to pay 50% off!! 🙂 …. I’d do the same if you have close family and friends.

Also, often times they discontinue items, only to add something else extremely similiar.  So it depends on what the item is.  I could have always chosen different plates or a different blender.  You may like them now, but they may come out with something else you love more. 

Post # 7
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@krobbie: I was thinking the same thing about our C&B registry because some things said “Order Now, Quantities are Limited” immediately after we added them. With the exception of one item, all of them are still on there and have been listed that way since we registered in April.

It can’t hurt to call, but they do put that “Order Now” on things that may still be around for awhile. I just try to keep an eye on it, and I agree with the PP who said they usually add really similar things soon after unless they are seasonal items!

Post # 8
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If no one gets the towels on our registry I will probably buy them myself. I really like them and we need new towels. I am holding out to see though since my wedding is this month.


I don’t see any problem with..its just like buying any random item 🙂

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

This post could have just been written by me.  I am thinking about buying a couple of things off my registry now because they are on sale, but my wedding is not until October and I don’t even know if my family will throw me a shower. 

The wine glasses are 50% off and buy one get one free.  I feel I can’t let this deal pass by, but something about buying things off my own registry before the wedding or any shower makes me feel like a loser.  What do you think? 

Anyways, for my birthday I received a gift card from Macys, where I am registered and I’m planning to use it to buy the stuff on sale. So technically, the money didn’t come out of my pockets : -). That makes me feel better 😉

Post # 10
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t have money to buy all that stuff, and I wasn’t that picky. If something went out of stock, I just picked out something else. But if that’s what you really want, I see nothing wrong with buying it.

Post # 11
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am thinking about the same thing. I had my bridal shower a few weeks ago and got a few items that I have meant to take off the registry b/c we had changed our minds or found something different. So we have some things to return and a few Gift certs. Macyi’s is have a huge sale on my china where I can be a serving bowl for free!! I’m really thinking about ordering some!

Post # 12
4460 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would call the store just to see how limited the items are. They may just put it there to make you buy it now when in reality they could have thousands in stock.

Post # 14
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

i did it!

someone sent me a macys giftcard and I used to to purchase items off out registry! I dont see why not…it guarentees you get something you want!


Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m buying stuff from our registry that’s on sale. See, I registered for our April engagement party. By summer a lot of the stuff we registered for went on sale – up to 50 percent. So I purchased a few things because it would be cheaper to purchase it on sale than after the wedding, which the stores give up 10 percent off. I left the regular priced items for people to purchase for the bridal shower. I see nothing wrong because it’s stuff you want and you might end up buying it anyway.


Post # 16
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t do it, but I considered it when there were some awesome sales at Macy’s. 

As a guest (even a family member), I can’t say I’d be thrilled to be told what to buy off your registry, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be asked to reimburse for something! If you really want something, why not just buy it? Just make sure you add stuff later if the registry starts running low.

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