Post # 1
I’m thinking of leaving the registry information off of my website for a lot of reasons, namely that *I* am uncomfortable having it there (I don’t want to have an etiquette discussion–I totally understand people who DO have it on their websites; I’m just rethinking mine).
Anyway, has anyone relied on the old-school “word of mouth” deal? Was it a hassle for you, your friends, your family (ie, a lot of phone calls etc.)? How’d it work out in general?
Post # 3
@JennyW1: Yes, I’m doing the word of mouth. I read in a book where it was recommended telling your bridal party and of course yours and his parents – they’ll get the word out. BBandB give cards that could be included in a shower invitation (since you obviously aren’t the one inviting to that) which I think is okay to do or even to have written on the shower invitation if you don’t have the cards. Everybody knows these days anyways to check BB&B, Target, Macy’s, etc. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
It is included on my website, and my mom and sister are having the info printed on the back of the shower invites.
Post # 5
I think you are fine with word of mouth. That is how most of your older guests would find out anyways, and googling your names usually turns up the registries for your younger guests who might not hear.
Post # 6
You will be fine. I put it on my website and most of my older guests still called my mom to ask where I am registered. Younger guests know to look online on wedding channel.
Post # 7
You’ll be fine. I’ve never even been to a wedding with a wedding website, and I’ve still been able to find the registry. If someone googles your names, the registry will come up, and people will ask you or your parents where you’re registered.
Printing the registry info or putting it on a website is a relatively new thing… people are used to poking around for the info. It’s not hard and doesn’t take more than a minute.
Post # 8
I figured it would be okay. Although we’re not going to have it anywhere on the web (including website, including Wedding Channel, which only has one of our stores and there’s not much on that registry), except on the sites themselves–but I think people will know what to do and call me or my parents/his parents. I was more worried about minimizing the calls made to my parents/his parents, but in reality, I think their (older) friends would be calling them anyway.
My friends probably will call or email me and I’m okay with that.
Post # 9
We did word of mouth, too, and it’s been fine. Anyone who wants to know where we’re registered has just asked us. My Fiance was worried that it would be awkward for people, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. I think that older folks are used to the word of mouth method, and younger folks just don’t mind asking anyway.
Post # 10
i always just look up registries online. older guests will ask your mom or Future Mother-In-Law regardless of whether it’s on your wedding website or not. im planning on relying word of mouth. we’re not even having a wedding website (and i work on websites for a living). our wedding will only be about 150 people and they are all people that talk to either me, Fiance, my parents, or his parents on a regular basis, so any information they need they can get from us.
Post # 11
Yep word of mouth here too. It was printed on my shower invites and that was sent out to probably around 40 people so that’s a good chunk there who knows and people just ask. I was at a family party over Labor Day and a cousin asked where I was registered. If people want to know, they’ll find out in some way.
Post # 12
I’m doing word of mouth and several people asked where we were registered even before the invitations went out. My Fiance and my Maid/Matron of Honor wanted to include our registry information on our website but I said no way – I think any mention of gifts by the couple is just wrong. If people want to know where you’re registered they can and will ask. I don’t see how this is a burden on anyone.