(Closed) Engagement Registry?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

hmm I’ve never heard of that before, I’d think you would just register for the wedding.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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. 🙂

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