(Closed) Creating Registries?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I just finished doing ours for our late November wedding. My shower will probably be early October. I’ll be checking it every few weeks to make sure things haven’t been discontinued or out-of-stock. I think six months out is a good time frame.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I created my registery 2 weeks before the wedding shower (very stressful) . I would suggest starting a month or two before the shower, It is alot of work so its best to take your time and firgure out exactly what you want to register for. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

A few months before any bridal shower or maybe six months before the wedding.  Most likely no one will be buying anything or really looking for the regsitry until they receive a shower invitation or a wedding invitation.  But – I think its wise to put some thought into it and with your wedding approaching you will get busy with tasks so its a good idea to start working on it a few months before the wedding. 

I think we started with a list of things we might want to register for.  We did a lot of the registry online and then were kind of back and forth looking at things in person and then adding and subtracting from the registry things that were too big or small or wrong in person.  I also suggest thinking about quantities, like we registered for two candle holders or two towels and eventually realized it would be great to have more of certain things.  Also really consider what you want/need.  All white?  Bright colors?  BBQs?  Thanksgiving?  How many people do you host at once, etc. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

On a practical note, a lot of items in my target registry were discontinued before the wedding. I had a shower in my hometown about 6 months before our wedding and we registered right before that. Considering that a lot of stores cycle through items and stock fairly often, it doesn’t make much sense to register too soon. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I created my registry in November 2015 for my August 2016 wedding. I sent out save-the-date’s in January and people started buying off the registry once they received the save-the-date’s. But I have to update my registeries pretty frequently because many items sell out or are discontinued.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Eirene00:  Doing it years in advance is not helpful in my opinion. We had ours done by the end of May for our October wedding because my first bridal shower was in June. Even so, with only a few months in advance a lot of things went on clearance and then no longer available before the wedding. This is especially common for Target from what I understand. They have high turn over for every season, so things are not in stock really quickly. My BFF had her registry with them and had to go update it every couple weeks! 

That said, I would recommend maybe starting one online and keeping it hidden until you are closer to your bridal shower. It will give you time to tweek it and really think about what you want. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

We did ours in late May for an October wedding (shower this month) and already a number of things have been discontinued!! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

June 2017 bride here and am thinking of doing it around October/November mainly because both our birthdays fall right before the holidays and then holiday season and hopefully people see it and get us something off it instead of a typical gift for Christmas or birthday.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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netflixandchill:  Oooh that’s a cool idea. Lord knows I don’t need anymore scarfs for Christmas.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

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tmpierson:  between both our previous birthdays and Christmas, we got lots of t shirts, hoodies, scarves (me), and things that make us say “really?! This is what they thought we’d want?”  So I figure if we make it around then and casually mention it to people that we made one that they may take a hint. So yes 8 months early of making one but if it means I don’t get another scarf or jacket then I don’t mind!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Galleria Marchetti

We started one in October/November for our late August wedding. We went to an in-store event, which I totally recommend as they help oyu figure out what to sort of register for. We went kinda crazy that first day and then started parring down as I added another 2 stores. (We did Crate and Barrel, Macy’s and Amazon). We had a couple people get us engagement party gifts off the registry (even though it said no gifts on the invite), which was great as it was stuff we’d selected. Then our moms got us a couple things for Christmas off the registry as well. I think you wait until latesummer-early fall (August-September) to start one. That’s a good 9-10 months until your wedding, so youll have time to curate.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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Eirene00:  you can create it whenever, though you’ll probably edit it a bunch between now and when people really start to purchase things off of it (in my experience no more than 2 months before the wedding.. though if you’re having a shower then probably a few weeks before then, too).  

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