(Closed) HELP!!! Wedding redgistry issues…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You should register somewhere just to give people ideas on what to give you. What about Target or Amazon? It’s very easy to put together a registry online.

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@LovelyMandieB:  Think of what you need and your favorite store to buy housewears from…. then go in and talk to them about registering!  I promise you it is painless.

Post # 5
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you really don’t want to register, have your Maid/Matron of Honor have a theme to the shower-kitchen, barbecue, picnic, wine, date night etc. This gives the guests some guidance for gift buying.

Post # 6
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you don’t like the idea of people giving gifts, I think you can put something on the invites or something that says “in lieu of gifts, please make a donation” and then offer some charity organizations you like. 

Post # 7
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@julies1949:  +1, may FI’s family also has “stock the bar parties” where people bring bottles of booze, mixers, glassware, etc.

Post # 8
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like julies1949’s idea!

Post # 9
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you really don’t want gifts then ask you Maid/Matron of Honor to turn it into a party or something in which gifts wouldn’t be the focal point. Bridal showers are to shower the bride with gifts.

Otherwise, provide some guidance through a theme or registry.

Post # 10
148 posts
Blushing bee

I highly advise that you register.  If you don’t you will receive all kind of odd things you may not want, need, or like and may not be returnable.  If you register somewhere like Bed Bath and Beyond you could returns/ exchange things if you decide you don’t like them.

You don’t even need to go in to the store to register.  You could set it up online. Most people can always use some new sheets, towels, table linens.  Also, even if you can’t imagine wanting nice china now, someday you may enjoy having it.  

i have found that people like to buy gifts for showers and this way you have some control over what they buy for you.

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

We didn’t register. We don’t need anything, and if people give us odd things – that’s OK! We like odd things.

Stay strong. Yeah, a shower is about gifts, but most people are smart enough to muddle through and buy tea towels, or a kettle, or sheets, or what-have-you on their own.

Post # 12
746 posts
Busy bee

I would agree with the poster that mentioned a charity rather than traditional gifts. We’ve had a couple of clients who asked their guests to donate to their favorite charity or animal shelter instead of traditional gifts. 

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