(Closed) Celebration of Marriage instead of a reception

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmm, you can register but I wouldn’t say anything about it. Only if they ask would I tell them where.

I don’t know. That’s a tough one.


Post # 4
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think it’s tacky to register…but I wouldn’t volunteer the information. Simply give it out if somebody asks.

Post # 6
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lenaglong:  If you would like to register, I would just register and then not say anything about it unless someone asks specifically.  Maybe your mother can be the keeper of the information if you trust her to not blab or poopoo the idea.

We eloped and I registered (due to the pressure of my MIL).  An aunt on the other side of the family found our registry completely on her own and got us a gift.  I did not even have a party!

So if people want to know they will seek it out.


For my first marriage, we had a celebration party 4 months after and people brought a lot of checks surprisingly.

Post # 8
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@lenaglong:  You can register but don’t mention it unless someone asks.

And btw it’s good to know I’m not the only person who is having a months-later marriage celebration because I didn’t have a reception 😉

Post # 9
4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lenaglong:  We are doing a destination wedding with a reception/party back in our home state after the fact, which is what I assumed the majority of people will opt to attend because of convenience.  We will register but just not tell anyone unless they ask 🙂

Post # 10
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

There’s really no downside to registering as long as you only tell people when they ask.

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