(Closed) How soon can we start are Registry?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 You could go register for the bigger stuff now and later do the more “seasonal” or quickly changing things. I have found Bed, Bath & Beyond to pretty much keep most of the items. Why not… Mr. S was so cute with how excited he was to use the scanner gun. I had more fun watching him than anything and it was great to have since we were also juggling the stressful choices at the time. It’s a fun way to start the wedding planning! Go for it. Worst case you have to go back and add more! 🙂 Congrats and Enjoy!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You could start one and start adding things periodically.  Typically it’s done ahead of any engagement type party (if expecting gifts) or a shower.  We did ours fairly early on and then kept adding to it as Mrs. Starfish says, there are a lot of seasonal items, so make sure you watch them in case they are discontinued etc.  GL, it’s fun!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Are you going to have an engagement party?  If so, consider registering for some small items now!  And definitely “flag” the items you’re interested in, even if you don’t add them to a registry yet…it’ll make things MUCH easier when the time comes to start the registry!

Post # 6
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would do it a couple of months before your first engagement party or bridal shower.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We are getting married in December, and we just started our registries. We are having two showers in October, but as soon as our save-the-dates went out, people wanted to know where we were registered.

I have been keeping an eye on the registries on-line, just to make sure I replace anything that may be “seasonal.”

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

If you are having an engagement party I would do it now.  Otherwise, Id wait til sometime next year.  It is fun to register but stores stock changes so often (especially Crate & Barrel) that you will have to go back and re-do the majority of your registry anyways.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

go for it! my wedding is january 2011, but my fiance’s family pressured us to register bc our engagement party is in a few weeks.  we just registered on monday and it was so fun! we only did the more “bridal” things, like our fine china, stemware, and our expensive appliances and cookware, plus our everyday china and flatware.  we also registered for some home decor items.  i would go ahead and register, but hold out on doing the more “everyday” things like utensils and can openers because more than likely, anyone who is interested in buying you a gift right away will overlook those anyways.  keep it small, but def register for some stuff!  you can add more as your event date nears.

now my problem is that i can’t wait for that first gift to get checked off Innocent but i know not to expect to see things being purchased for a while.

Post # 10
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding’s not until June, but we registered a few weeks ago because we’re long distance and wouldn’t have the time to do it together until the holidays–and we did NOT want to be trying to do this while everybody’s Christmas shopping.  We just made sure not to register for anything seasonal or any bedding yet.  We’ll take care of that stuff sometime much closer to the shower and the wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Phew, once again WB saved me.  Future Mother-In-Law just asked me the same question tonight and I realized it was something I never even considered!

She suggested we start around December but as someone pointed out, might not be the best idea with the madness during the holiday season.  Now, how do I make sure Fiance doesn’t have too much fun with the gun? LOL

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wouldn’t do it yet!  Things get discontinued and you’ll just have to register again later.  If you register now only do it because people are wondering what you two want for Christmas, not for your wedding.  And just add a few things, not everything you want!  I registered in May of this year for my upcoming October wedding and many things have already been discontinued or put on clearance.  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have gotten so much conflicting advice. I put up our website and we did our registry online because I followed the “etiquette” advice. Now I’m reconsidering….

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