(Closed) Confused on if we should register or not..?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

People travel to weddings for people they love all the time – and they still want to buy gifts – so, yes, I would still register Smile

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Yes, I’ve never let the expense of traveling deter me from giving a gift, whether material or money.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Yes, you should register. If people choose not to buy gifts, then so be it, but you should provide them with a registry for if they do. A lot of people want to give a gift and will be confused and possibly annoyed if they don’t have direction.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I live in NC and am having out of town guests coming from Michigan. I’m still registering, because many of them will still like to get me a gift. It’s expected in our families to give a little something, even if it’s not super expensive.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

depending on where you register through they will always have the option of buying online and having it shipped to you so you won’ thave to take the gifts traveling with you.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have a similar situation. We registered, but did not publish it. That way people can find out if they ask….but it’s not like we are asking for gifts! We also registered for nonmonetary gifts, like petsitting!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My first wedding was in NC and guests from NY, beauty of the registry is everything got shipped to my house.  I was against it but in the end, you have to bite the bullet.  I struggled because Im an adult and didnt need a casserole dish or potholders!  I just chose ONE elegant tea service from Wedgewood (Macy’s is now the only game in town) so it worked out well and it was obvious these were not things I NEEDED to set up home.  

Tiffany is another option but no registry at Bloomies or Bergdorf or Saks… 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsDulce:  <– do exactly what she did – this is the proper way to handle wedding registries anyway.  People will either bring small pieces off your registry, checks, or send the gifts to you before/after the wedding.  Its very nice of you to think about your guests in this way, but remember that not everyone brings a gift to a wedding.  Some send it afterwards, some do not.  Hope that helps!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a big fan of registries, as they let people know exactly what you want and need. It’s not greedy, it’s practical and considerate to your guests. They are going to buy a gift anyway, even if traveling, and might a well know just what you want.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Who says couples only receive gifts if its a close drive for the guests? LOL

Some of them may gift you money because it’s easier than bringing a gift with them.

I say register.

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