(Closed) HELP! Shower registry?? Wedding registry?? BOTH??

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The shower registry is usually the same as the wedding registry.  If you don’t register you are risking lots of ugly picture frames and random vases and serving plates you will probably not like.  You can a) decline the shower; b) request that the shower be without gifts so you don’t have to register; or c) register for some upgrades, picture frames, and serving ware.

We are having trouble with the registry thing too since we have lived together for a while.  We are registering our honeymoon and at Amazon.com.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about doing a Honeyfund?  You register for different cool things to do on your honeymoon (romantic dinner, ziplining, couple’s massage, etc).

http://www.honeyfund.com

 

Or make a Wishing Well.  I had a few of my friends do this… they listed things like a fancy camera, rug, etc – but they also listed things like dream living room for $5000.  People can give any amount they want, but can still feel like they are giving a gift.

http://www.ourwishingwell.com

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would recommend asking some of the other ladies who have more experience.  We like honeyfund but we are also entertaining the idea of setting up a PayPal account for our honeymoon.

We like Amazon.com’s registry because we can register for pretty much everything.  We are also trying to register for things that qualify for free shipping to save shipping costs and encourage guests to mail gifts directly to our home.

Bed Bath and Beyond is also very popular if you want an actual store.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I too have this problem..and at first i was not going to do one at all because we already live together and i hated the idea of being like i want this and this and this and this…..ect you know?

but in the end i made one and picked things like applicances we don’t have and decor iteams  because 1st off everyone was asking me about my registery …that i did not have..and 2nd it helps the quests out too

okay now the bridal shower..i really did not want one of these because i don’t want people to feel like i am inviting them just for there gifts but the mother in law wants to do one and i don’t want to offend her…because i really didnt include her in the planning ..because i planned everything myself..so i am letting her do it and i’m just going to use the wedding registery and not make another one

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d still have a small wedding registry as there are some people who prefer to give gifts. We had the same dilemma. Also, I didn’t know the shower registry was supposed to be the same as the wedding registry until told by a registry consultant at Macy’s, so I added some fine china to that registry plus some crystal entertaining sets. We only have about 12 things on our Crate & Barrel wedding registry, so I don’t think it’s an issue to have just a small registry.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been asked about my registry too, but I haven’t set it up yet…I don’t know when I should. Our wedding is in September, when should I register?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@amsycakes:  you don’t have to register, but it might be helpful since people are going to give gifts.  what about a honeymoon registry?

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