(Closed) Did anyone regret registering early?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We just registered a few weeks ago (6mths before wedding.. 4 months before bridal shower).  We were just out one day and I thought it would be fun.  We plan to go again after Christmas (when stock changes etc.).  I do recommend having a plan first though.  I plan to put my house up for sale in the spring and hope to move within a year..so when we were picking out things it was difficult w/o knowing what color scheme we’d like in a new house vs. what we have now (no plans to paint before we move).

You can always register after the holidays to get a rough idea, and then go in and fix/add/delete closer to your shower date/wedding.

Post # 5
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t say I regret it but it does take more time to manage it. You have to check back and see if things have been discontinued. It’s more low maintenance to register closer to the day. I also would not go during christmas shopping season. Why put yourself through that?

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If I am not mistaken, Lowes has not had registry services for quite a while now. Perhaps Sears does?

I see no harm in registering now. 10 months realyl isn’t that long out. I do worry a bit about Kohls because certain items may not be available in a few more months. Macy’s, BB&B, and Dillard’s tend to be more consistent. But, bigger items (like kitchen electric and pots and pans) shouldn’t be a problem. This would be a bigger concern with a place like Target that rotates stock very often.

It is VERY easy to update online.

Post # 8
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Seriously, I know it’s hard to wait, but please do. My bedding and towels were discontinued (as well as about 1/3 of the registry. It’s easy to add/delete, but I wound up going into the store three times to register since I had to pick out new patterns and colours. That was a lot of time that I could have spent otherwise.

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Eh, we registered at Target over the summer for something to do. It’s been fun, and I check it out frequently, especially since they’re switching over their Home line to another name. My aunts asked me back in JULY where we were registered, as have several other people–hell, Future Mother-In-Law has already started buying stuff off of it.

Post # 10
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m doing all my registries online, so I’ve already started a little. I haven’t added registry info to our wedding website yet and haven’t sent out save-the-dates, so nobody even knows our wedding website! I can delete/add things really easily since it’s online, so I figured why not get started! 

Post # 11
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I registered this month for our June wedding.  I don’t see any reason not to, we can always update if things go out of stock.  And, if my grandma is looking for a Christmas gift for us and she gets it off our registry, we get 10% in giftcards.  I’ll check ours every month or so to see if anything’s out of stock.

Post # 12
133 posts
Blushing bee

We registered in February for our November wedding, but did not finalize it and make it a go ahead for family until April/ May. I did get frustrated because a lot of things I wanted/ liked did get discontinued along the way and I found nothing else comparable to replace it with, but luckily a lot of people bought the big items early (in May) so we got everything we really wanted/needed.

Go into the store you want and at least create your registry and then you can add little things here and there over the next several months.In my case, family was anxious to buy, but other guests waited until the days before the shower to buy.

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