(Closed) Did you register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you/Are you planning to register (either traditional registry or honeymoon, etc)?
    Yes, we registered/are planning to register. : (43 votes)
    86 %
    No, we did not/have no plans to register. : (7 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We did register, but I had a few friends who didn’t. Mainly b/c they were either married before, or they’re already living together and have everything that they need. We were just starting out, so we needed everything!

    The only bad part about not registering is that people will buy you gifts anyway for the house. and sometimes it’s not to your taste. That happens when you register too, but more often when you don’t.

    Post # 5
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    The thing is, even if you don’t register, some people are still going to buy you things.  I think that it’s better to get things that you want then stuff that you have no use for (plus the crazy stuff never has a receipt it seems so you can’t get rid of it and get money back).

    Post # 7
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re taking donations towards our honeymoon fund instead of a traditional registry. A big reason for doing it that was was my FH is very much like your FH, he doesn’t like giving people a list of things he wants. I think a honeymoon registry or a honey pot is a really good way to give people who want to give you gifts a guiding nudge if you’re not doing a traditional gift list.

    Post # 9
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    We haven’t registered, and I’m hoping we won’t have to.  No one’s asked about it yet, and we aren’t having any showers (that I know of).  We really don’t need much (though Mr. Sew still wants that slap chop…>.>”), so I didn’t see a point in registering. 

    Post # 11
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are registering. People will buy you stuff no matter what, so giving them a list of things you want/need is nice because then it gives them an idea of what to get you.

    Post # 12
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I thought about not registering, but my mom said it would be really frustrating to people who wanted to buy us a gift but had no idea what to buy.  I think it just makes it easier in the long run.  It’s not saying you have to bring a gift to our wedding, but if you’d like, here are some things we would enjoy.  I think it’s a lot more hassle to go without and hope people don’t buy you gifts/don’t buy you anything you don’t want than to not do a registry.

    If anything, if you really don’t want people to buy you gifts, you could set up a donation site to a cause you believe in and go that route.

    Post # 13
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we registered, and we still had issues! apparently we didn’t register for enough (after having an engagement party and shower) so people are complaining that we need to register for more for the wedding. well after recieving so many amazing gifts, we don’t need anymore, or have room for things! also, people still get you things off the registry. at least if you have a registry they’re more likely to buy from a store that you registered at, and it’s easier to return stuff that way.

    Post # 14
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    it’s a personal decision depending on what you want/need.  If you don’t register, you will get a lot of cash and small things.  it’s not rude to register at all!

    Post # 15
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t think we will register. I mean I have lived on my own since 16 and have everything I need and the Fiance has been on his own since 19 and has everything and now that we live together we have everything you can think of and most of it is in a storage shied because we have 2 of most of all this. We also are having a wedding in Vegas and would prefer not to have to transport all these gifts. 

    After this post I am kind of rethinking this though, should we register?

    Post # 16
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    yeah..without a registry you leave yourself open to ‘random’ gifts, but I think it would be sort of interesting to see what they come up with on their own. lol.  But between a mostly Asian family and a Destination Wedding, I’m not expecting many gifts.  Maybe money, since that’s more the norm for them.  Maybe try not registering, and if your guests hassle you about it, then create one? That’s my plan anyway, very reactive, lol.

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