(Closed) Did a lot of people buy stuff off your registry but not THROUGH your registry???

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

Nope.  I only got 2 off-registry gifts.  Many were from theregistry, but purchased last minute and many gift cards.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Alot of times if they purchase it in the store but do not tell the cashier its from a registry, the cashier will not know to remove it.  This happened at my shower, I recieved 2 of the same decanter.  I just laughed and joked that they both had great taste 😉 It was totally fine, not awkward at all!  

Also the majority of the gifts I got at my shower were purchased the day before or the day of the shower so do not worry.  There will be more gifts than you think!

Goodluck tomorrow!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

And, if it does happen, it’s easy to go online to your registry listing and mark “purchased” for anything that you received. It’s also easy to return duplicates, most of the time. At Macy’s it’s a breeze, anyway. Target gives you a little more static – hope for gift receipts!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

At my bridal shower I think only one gift came off of my registry. The other gifts were cute nities and spa type items. Still nice though

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The majority of people that didn’t buy something from one of our registries gave us giftcards to one of the stores we registered at.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not  to freak you out but at my FI’s cousins shower she got a lot of gifts that were from her registry, but purchased in different stores because people wanted to save money and things were on sale other places. So she received two sets of 8 plates. One from the registry (FMIL) and one from another store (FGMIL). Future Mother-In-Law was pretty upset about it because she had purchased the gift off of the registry, but told FI’s cousin she could return her set and get something else instead. FGMIL just joked about how she would have to invite them over all the time now. Oh and this is FMIL’s Mother-In-Law, not FMIL’s mom. This is my single greatest fear since it seems to happen with all weddings on that side (certain people are repeat offenders). On a happy note, most people buy their gifts the day before or day of the event and lots of others give cash so I wouldn’t worry too much.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I found out at my shower that many gifta were bought off my registry but not through the registry which is also why I ended up with duplicate gifts. Some people I don’t think know how to use the registry or just forgot.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That message about shipping on the Macy’s registry is unclear. What they mean is that gifts that are ordered or shipped by your guests should go to that designated address, not that you want all your gifts to be shipped. I constantly have to explain that to customers >.<

I haven’t had any showers yet, but my friend who got married earlier this year got a few duplicates at her shower because people had bought things off of old copies of registries or because they bought them at other stores to use coupons ordeal better promotions.

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