(Closed) Had my shower, should I delete stuff off registry now?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should we delete the remaining items off our registry with hopes of getting cash at the wedding?
    Yes, delete them. People will have no choice but to give you money. : (0 votes)
    No, leave a few that way people who want to give gifts will give gifts we actually want. : (37 votes)
    93 %
    Other suggestion - explain! : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I am not sure it will make a huge difference, but go ahead and delete some.

    If someone usually gives money they will give money and an unfulfilled registry won’t change that.

    IF someone usually gives a gift and there is nothing they want to get on the registry they will likely pick something out.

    Post # 4
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    After my two showers were over, I deleted most of the remaining items from our registry in hopes of getting cash. At that point, we had received so much ‘stuff’ and same as you – we were living in a small 1 bedroom apartment, our gifts actually lived at my parents house for over a year. Also, we were paying for the entire honeymoon and 1/2 of the Rehearsal Dinner ourselves, so cash was really needed at this point way more than any of the gifts left on the registry. I left anythign that needed to be completed (like cutlery, silverware, dishes) but deleted things like appliances, misc. cooking/baking items, towels, any home decor items, etc.

    It must have worked, because our remianing registries were completed by the wedding and we got a ton of cash. People may have been planning on giving us cash regarless of my little scheme, but I like to think I was smart and avoided getting more ‘stuff’.

    I will say though, that the registry gifts we received, even a year later (now that we finally have space for them!) are beyond amazing to have. It’s all really nice stuff I wouldn’t have bought us if we had only received cash and it helps make our apartment a real home where two adults live instead of the post college stuff we had before upgrading everything.

    Post # 5
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would leave them on the registry. Most places give you a completion discount so when you are ready to buy it, you will get a discount.

    Just don’t add anything else to it. You have three types of wedding guests. Those who will buy from the registry no matter what. Those who don’t even bother with it and just give cash/gift cards. Those who look at the registry but get you something else instead (frames and other stuff like that)

    Post # 6
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    if you delete everything off your registry, the people who refuse to give money will likely go rougue and buy you crap you didn’t want at all. Leave some moderately priced stuff on the registry – people will still give you money as well.

    Post # 7
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would leave it.   I think people that were going to give cash will likely give cash anyways.  And people who want to buy *something* physical will have options, otherwise I think you will end up with random stuff you didnt even want.

    Post # 9
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    834 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would leave them on the registry. Some people aren’t comfortable with monetary gifts, and would rather actually give you something you want. Some folks may still give you cash, and others may not. But free stuff is free stuff. Besides, it’ll save you a lot of money later when you do get a house.

    Post # 10
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would leave them.  I fall into the category of people who are not comfortable giving monetary gifts so no matter what you do, I would not give you cash.  I would rather be able to purchase you something that I know you want than have to try to guess what you might still need.

    Post # 11
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think people who are going to give cash will do so no matter what is or isn’t on the registry. Does your registry have a cash fund? Mine is right on my registry (you can do it at http://www.myregistry.com) as a subtle reminder that it’s what we really want!
    Either way, yay for what sounds like a fab shower 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Depending on where you are registered i would leave it.  Bed Bath & Beyond allows you to return items for CASH.  I would just let folks give me gifts and then return everything when it’s over.

    Post # 13
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    4159 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m glad you asked this question!  Fiance and I have lived together for 4 years, he bought his first place when he was 21 and he and I bought a place together 2 years ago, so needless to say we don’t need a whole lot.  My shower is coming up in a couple weeks, but I was wondering if I should delete some stuff that I don’t get off it after that.  I’ll follow the advice of PP and leave some moderately priced items on, but take the big ticket stuff off.  Our registry only has like 40 items anyway, the lady at the store told me I needed to add way more, but we don’t NEED way more.

    Post # 14
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, DO NOT delete anything.  I did this thinking it was ok, apparently its an insurance policy of sorts.  Through their store you have up to 2 years after the wedding date to return ANYTHING you want, whether it is used or not.  They will take it back and give you a refund.  How cool is that?!?!?! I LOVE Bed Bath and Beyond! haha =)

    Post # 16
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    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    leave it up! You never know!

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