(Closed) Gift Registry…Anyone rely on word of mouth?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

@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
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
722 posts
Busy bee

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
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 9
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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. 

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