(Closed) How do I let guest know about our registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You’re right. It’s tricky. Technically, including registry info on invites is against etiquette. Some people choose to include it anyway. Others simply include it on their wedding websites and encourage word-of-mouth.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Keep the link on your website and for the non-web-savvy folks, just tell your parents/relatives/bridal party to relay the info. If they don’t know how to get to the website, they’ll ask around.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ahhh double post, sorry!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

don’t put it on the invites!!!

include the link to your website in your invitation suite, and put a link to your registries on your website. guests that aren’t computer-savvy will have to rely on word of mouth. typically, bms and mothers relay the registry info to other guests.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could ask your parents to try to spread the word. Dont put the registry on your invitations. Honestly put it on your website and the people who arent tech savvy will probably end up gifting you cash or something random anyways. Most of the older guests we had either gave us a check or bought off registry and it would be something totally random and unreturnable – it happens, a lot!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You only provide registry information if asked for it.  To adverstise your registry is in very poor taste.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@lisa105: Not really actually…nowadays people are putting their registry information on their wedding websites and I would consider this in bad taste at all!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re putting our registry info on our web site.  That’s the most common way I’ve seen it done these days.

I would ask your bridal party/family members to put the word out there as well.

 

My question is…how do you tell guests about your web site?  Do you put it on the STD or the invitation?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We have our registry info on our website, but we aren’t doing Save-The-Date Cards so we won’t have that to spread our website around.  For my Out of Town friends I am emailing them the link to our website because it has information about hotel blocks and directions and such and for older guests I’m having my mom spread the word. We have an invitation appointment on Monday so if it would not cost too much extra I would like to include an extra insert with our wedding website.

@rollercoaster: if you are doing Save-The-Date Cards I would just include your website on that.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@LRin2011 – thanks for the info.  So if we put http://www.rollercoaster.comextre on the bottom of the STD as an extra line, that would be acceptable etiquette? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had the same question… great responses, but what happens if you DONT have a wedding website…. and HELP, WHAT is a wedding website ???!!!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@TheFutureMrsE

It can be pretty much anything you want.  We’re using our web site to relay travel information – hotels where blocks of rooms are reserved, suggested airport and rental car companies, also suggested tourist attractions/activities.  We’re also going to include photos of us as a couple and little stories about our relationship.

My family lives about 3000 miles away, so a web site is an easy way to relay travel and event logistics.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Pretty much every invitation I’ve gotten has had a separate slip of paper that says where the couple is registered. We were planning on doing this….it may be tacky, but I guess I’d rather them know where to go instead of guessing!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@rollercoaster: thanks for the reply… We dont really have a lot of info to share…

I guess I will figure it out… THANKS !!

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