Post # 1
…and then don’t buy?
Not that it’s a huge deal, but it goes through my head: is everything too expensive? is there something inappropriate on there? do they hate our taste? Logically, I know this is all unlikely–our registry items range in price from $3.50 to $400 with most around $40-100, and most of it’s pretty run-of-the-mill (china, kitchen gear, towels, etc.) but it’s just one of those things…
Maybe they’re just scouting it out. Just curious.
(PS: I know this because our wedding website is a blog and so I can see the stats of when someone clicks on the links to the registries)
Post # 3
I think people are just checking it out. A lot of people buy gifts in store close to the wedding.
Post # 4
You still have a few months to go…maybe they’re waiting until closer to the date? I don’t even bother registry stalking because logging into the accounts is such a pain…
Post # 5
@Statutory Grape: I know–registry stalking is a problem for me (technically, it’s blog stalking that’s the problem because I keep checking the stats and know links have been visited, but the registires will email me once something’s bought and so even if I don’t visit the actual registires 2+2 together = the problem), but yeah…I wish I weren’t a registry-stalker. Feels incredibly shallow.
Post # 6
@JennyW1: Don’t beat yourself up over it–it’s common, and I’d be guilty too if it weren’t such a hassle!
Post # 7
@JennyW1: Some people could be looking at it, seeing what you want, and then buying things at other places. For instance, I saw my friend registered for a crock pot at bb&b but found the same one on super sale at Macy’s (and since Macy’s is my fiance’s part time job we also get a discount!) and got it there instead.
Post # 8
I would guess that people are looking at it to see what you’ve picked out, to get an idea of your tastes. Personally, I just find it really interesting and fascinating what different couples register for, and I believe that their registries say something about the couple. So I look at other people’s registries often without buying (I eventually buy, but usually try to hold off until I can take advantage of a sale). Also, when I was putting together our registries, I often looked at my married or engaged friends’ registries to help me think of things that we missed, or just to get ideas, or to check our prices ranges.