(Closed) Did anyone NOT register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

The people who want to give you a physical gift (not cash) will still get you a physical gift, so just be prepared to end up with random things that you may not want, lots of decorative items such as frames and crystal bowls, or duplicates (four toasters, anyone?) of useful things.  It might be more helpful to you to have a small registry filled with useful things that you know you could need (comfy sheets, towels, pots, pans, etc.)

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee

We didn’t register, mostly because we wanted to discourage people from giving us anything.  We told our parents that, if anyone asked, they should encourage gifts to two charities we picked out.  Still, we got a decent number of physical gifts, and it’s true that some of them were kind of bizarre – which we could have avoided by registering. 

I think, though, that this kind of thing is going to vary hugely by location/culture.  If cash gifts are common where you’re from, then your strategy might work better. 

Post # 7
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We did not register. We don’t need gifts! I now have more decorative bowls than I know what to do with…

Post # 8
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are not planning to register. My Fiance feels uncomfortable with people buying us gifts, so we’re not registering. I”ve heard that we should be prepared to get weird gifts anyway, but I would say it’s more likely that we won’t get anything before the wedding, and then get cash at the wedding, since I’ve never heard of people bringing gifts to the wedding in my area. If you do need some things, I would register for those few things so people at least have the option. I wish we could register–I want a bridal shower!

Post # 9
15 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

i would create a registry of some kind. in the beginning we didn’t have one and got some really odd gifts. (everyone warned me about this) so we’ve done a small registry at macys (we couldn’t take it very long, got overwhelmed). and we’re doing the rest with depositagift. it’s a cash gift registry. we’re registering for parts of our honeymoon, and for big items for our home that people can contribute towards. so far it’s working out well!

Post # 10
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We moved in together 2 years ago and everyone was so generous then. We have EVERYTHING we need (kitchen especially) and so we did not register.

We got crap from a few relatives (ok, mainly ONE who is a bitch) but most people are understanding. A few ppl have given us gifts at our pre-wedding parties that we didn’t register for but we are grateful for their kind thoughtfulness. I also would have felt guilty registering for things I already ahve or things I don’t need!

We DID register (just on our wedding website, with instrcutions to email a Bridesmaid or Best Man if they were purchasing) for a dyson vacuum. We also have a registry for our honeymoon (but it has barely been used) and registered for our photog’s gift cards (got about 4 for $50 each, but we took it down now as it’s paid off.)

Non-traditional things like that are really good ideas.

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