(Closed) had to buy off my own registry – lame

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

We bought a couple things we needed before the wedding and then just took them of the list… it’s no big deal.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Call the store and ask about the extended return policy for wedding registries. They should be willing to let you return items after your date, particularly in cases where you didn’t get a full set but it’s been discontinued. I don’t know about Macy’s though, but C&B and BB&B both do this.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As lame as that is…I would just buy the 4 scotch glasses and be happy that you have the full set.  You don’t want to end up missing those glasses if someone doesn’t buy them!  So I would buy them, and take them off the registry, just to be safe!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d maybe buy them but NOT take them off the registry.  Then, if someone does buy them for you before they are discontinued, you can return the 4 you don’t need and have that money that you spent for something else.  And if no one buys them, you still have the full set you like!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree- buy them (perhaps not count them off the registy) then see if you can return them if you get them as gifts!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had to do the same thing.  Our pots and pans that we had so carefully selected were being discontinued at Macy’s and were on clearance.  We scored one of the last sets at any store in the state for 75 percent off the original price.  So it sucked, but it was worth it because we got them for a great deal. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

you can buy them (not off registry) and if you do get them as a gift you can return the ones you bought. either way you get your full set 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Like the idea of buying them not off the registry, but also think you might be able to mention it to your mother. I know my mother was bombarded by people asking what I really wanted off the registry the week before my shower, and it’s easy to tell moms these things.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I hear you. I had to buy our bedding because it was one of the only things I really wanted and the pattern was being discontinued. I’m so happy I did.

I second what ebs said about letting your mom, Maid/Matron of Honor, etc know – this way when people ask what you really want for your shower, they’ll have an answer. I know my Mom even bought a few things that were almost out of stock ahead of time cuz she knew my SIL’s and Aunts were going to ask – so now she already has them and if a SIL wants to, she can just reimburse my mom for the item.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m really tempted to buy things off my registry that we really need!! I don’t think it’s lame necessarily because you would be completing the set either way, if a guest bought it for you or if you had to buy it after the fact. And hopefully now that there are less items on your registry you will get more cash! 😉

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I did it for bedding that was being discontinued. It was a bummer, but I really wanted it and couldn’t find something similar.

I would just buy the remaining glasses and leave them on the registry.  You never know, but at least you’ll have them if no one gets them!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

DITTO for FutureKMM.. Buy them and don’t take them off the registry! return them if someone buys for you. or hint to someone that you know will not be offended (we all have blunt or laid back friends!) that you’d like them MOST and i’m sure you’ll get them.

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