Post # 1
So, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the energy to go through with this; however, I was thinking about the following:
We live in a small town that is thousands of KMs from where our two receptions are being held (Vancouver and Toronto). Therefore, most people are/will be buying things off of the registry with us going to pick them up, the purchasers will never have seen the items. Also, the Bay got rid of their registry photos a few years ago, which is poopy because that was what made it fun to look through people’s registries! My idea: take fun, staged photographs, of us with the gifts to send with thank yous. I mean a photo per gift giver, not a photo of us with a giant pile of loot!
Too much effort? Would you appreciate this as a gift giver? I think I would, especially seeing as I have recently purchased things online as wedding gifts and will never see what they look like.
We will probably end up with two rounds of thank you cards, as we are getting some from the photographer, but they will still take at least 3 weeks to end up at our house and I don’t want to wait too long! I’m a compulsive thank you card writer, even in regular life.
Post # 3
I absolutely love this idea! It will be some work, but I think the guests will appreciate a lot – I know I would!
Post # 4
It does sound like a good idea, and I might even use it myself! I’m sure the guests would appreciate it.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t do it nor would I appreciate it. If I send you a Kitchen Aid mixer off your registry, I have a pretty good idea what it would look like. Same with a set of sheets and your duvet cover. I think it risks coming across as cheezy or hokey.
I would wait until I received the photos to send thank you cards.
I would hope that you have other things on your mind at least for the first few weeks after your wedding.
Post # 6
I think this is a great idea !!!!
Post # 7
I think its a fun idea but if I were a guest that sent you a toaster I have no need of a picture of you and your SO with a toaster 🙂
Post # 8
You could actually make these really fun. I say go for it if you have the time. If any cooky aunts or crazy grandmas got you lingerie I may avoid wearing it in the pic though.
Post # 9
Thanks for the feedback.
We don’t have any, um “useful”? items on our registry… it’s all glassware, dishes, silverware and such. No towels, no bedding, no kitchen gadgets.
One of my concerns is that people might feel compelled to keep said photo of me, SO and toaster-equivalent; whereas I think it’s an “oh, that’s cute, toss it” thing!
Post # 10
How fun!!! Or you could always do a home video of ya’ll opening your gifts and then sending it to the family then send out individual thank yous! I personally LOVE this idea! Shows how appreciative you are! xo
Post # 11
@pigzfly: That sounds like so much fun!!! 😀
Post # 12
I think its a great idea, even if its a little time-consuming. But its also up to the guests if they wanted to keep the photos, lol I know I would keep mine though!
Post # 13
I think it’s a cute idea. I’d really like a personal touch like that.
Post # 14
I’m thinking classy photos, like us pretending to electrocute ourselves with a new toaster and silverware; or making random patterns/towers out of stuff; wine glass chess… I donno. Obviously slightly less ridiculous ones for more sedate relatives.
I only thought of this on the way to work this morning. I think I’m falling in love with the idea… pretty sure SO is going to try to veto participation.
Post # 15
As a guest, i would LOVE that!
Post # 16
Love this! I am stealing it. We also have a honeymoon registry – I was already going to send pics of us doing the experiences that guests “financed”, and this is a perfect counterpart!