Post # 1
So I’ve been engaged for a little over a month and people have been asking when I’m going to get registered. I have been very confused! I was told today that I should register for engagement gifts, so that people (and by people, I mainly mean family members) can send us gifts. I was also told that we would register for wedding gifts separately for wedding guests to buy later on.
Has anyone else heard of this?? Is this a common practice?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this, and frankly think its kind of weird.
Besides, what would you register for on an engagement registry if you’re going to have a wedding registry later… ?
Post # 4
I’ve heard of people purchasing engagement gifts specifically for an engagement party, but the way that it’s been handled in my world is:
1. Couple creates a wedding registry
2. Couple DOES NOT announce the registry themselves; they simply tell the host of the engagement party (plus, like, their parents) and the registry info is given out via word of mouth–people who want to give a gift for the engagement party will call host/hostess and/or parents and ask if there’s a registry
4. Stuff is bought off of the wedding registry
Then, when you get closer to your actual date, you can edit the registry and add more things. But I’ve never seen a separate registry for engagement and nuptials.
Post # 5
I thought it was strange 🙂
It’s mainly our great aunts, grandmothers, and their friends who are asking!
Post # 6
We had our registry done shortly after our engagement because I just couldnt wait. We didnt tell our friends and family though, but somehow some of them found out and we got a few gifts from the registry at our engagement party. It was a nice surprise, but we definitely didn’t go around expecting it.
Post # 7
hmm I’ve never heard of that before, I’d think you would just register for the wedding.
Post # 8
guess i should add- no, i don’t think an engagement registry is a good idea. If you want to do your wedding registry early, I think that’s fine as long as you don’t tell peopel about it unless they specifically ask.
Post # 9
I’ve never heard of an engagement registry? Perhaps they just mean wedding registry. we set up our wedding registry right after our engagement (we were excited and wanting something wedding-related to do) and had two friends buy us something a few weeks later (we were engaged April of 2011 and are getting married December 2012)
Edit: re-read your OP. It’s common for people to buy you engagement gifts off your wedding registry. I think that’s what they meant.
Post # 10
I’ve heard of people starting their registries early with just a few items in case people want to purchase engagement gifts, then adding to it closer to the wedding. Generally, I think, you register later on.
Post # 11
@gingerlylove: It’s common for people to buy you engagement gifts off your wedding registry. I think that’s what they meant.
I agree with this. Two registeries seems unnecessary. You might want to consider waiting on certain registry items, especially bedding. When it comes closer to the wedding, bedding items could be sold out. When you’re preparing this early, I’d focus more on appliance-type items. Just something I learned. 🙂