(Closed) How Long Should I Wait?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i heard you’re sposed to have up to a year to give newly weds their gift(s). that sounds a tad extreme but how about a month?

Post # 4
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Id wait a couple more weeks.  We had several items bought off our registry after the wedding – we got something just the other day and its almost been 2 months.  I know what you mean about itching to go shop though!!!  You could always buy the stuff you really want to make sure you get it (especially if its a bit more than what you think a guest would spend on a gift)  And that way you buy things before you spend the cash on other stuff!

Post # 5
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I’d wait a month. I’ve been known to buy a gift for a wedding I couldn’t attend a couple weeks after! I think you’re safe after 3-4 weeks or so!

Post # 6
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Depends… do you have a completion discount? I know some places only let you use it once, so I’d wait a few months and make sure you get everything you want. 🙂

Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, we went shopping the week after our wedding, when we got back from our mini-moon.  We had a smallish guest list and didn’t receive any gifts post-wedding.  We wanted to use our registry completion coupons and we wanted to start re-organizing our apartment.

Post # 9
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Oooo, I love the idea of only waiting about a month!  But we might actually wait until after Christmas, because the mister’s been hinting to family that the registry is great for more than just wedding gifts.  🙂

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