Do I need a registry?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should we have a registry?



  • Post # 2
    5233 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    ukitali :  

    We did not have a registry. My friend insisted on throwing me a bridal shower but I stressed that we weren’t registered and even suggested changing the name to a “brunch” because I didn’t expect gifts. My friend ended up surprising me by asking guests to chip in to send us on a weekend getaway and we got some travel kits and such to go along with the money. I wasn’t expecting it at all.

    For the wedding, we didn’t get any gifts, we were given money.

    I was given advice to do a small registry to avoid random gifts but I couldn’t bring myself to register for things I didn’t want or need just to avoid gifts.

    And it was never an issue, I only received a few items related to travel at my shower.

    Post # 3
    837 posts
    Busy bee

    We didn’t have a registry and mostly received cash. We only got four boxed gifts, including two hideous, personalised picture frames. I don’t think registering, would have changed anything, we would have been stuck with those awful frames regardless.

    Post # 4
    68 posts
    Worker bee

    No registry necessary if you are not having a shower.  Most people bring cash and a card as a wedding gift.  I doubt you’ll get a lot of random things, but maybe a couple.

    Post # 5
    3352 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    ukitali :  we didn’t do one. also skipped the pre-wedding gifting events (no shower) and live in a small apt and have pretty much everything we need already. almost everyone just gave us a card with cash – we had a total of 4 physical gifts that people gave us, and at least 2 of those 4 items would have been what we were gifted regardless of whether or not there was a registry (one was a family heirloom type gift, and the other was a personalized gift that a friend gives to anyone who gets married).

    Post # 6
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    we initially didn’t have a wedding registry, but then was convinced we need one, so we did an amazon one. The RSVP and wedding resgitry then has been emailed to all the guest for a while now, only 5% of people gifted us through amazon. We don’t know if that is normal.

    Post # 7
    7774 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    You don’t have to have a registry and having a registry is no guarantee that you will not receive random gifts.

    Post # 8
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I would make a small registry for people who may ask, but I wouldn’t spend a lot of time on it, especially if mostly cash will be given. 

    Post # 9
    14 posts
    • Wedding: November 2019

    I recently, today lol, registered for an art wedding registry so I am very excited about getting the painting and revamping my living room. The site is called mishkalo and it was fairly simple to use. I thought it might be complicated since it was a different sort of registry.

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