(Closed) I’m stalking my registry…

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that low expectations are a good thing in most facets of life… then you rarely get disappointed and you often are pleasantly surprised!

About the registry… i’m sure no one is going to show up empty handed, right? So that leaves two options. 

Option A: Your family is like my family and will shop the morning of. Seriously… before my brother’s fi’s shower a few weeks ago like 4 of my family members ran into each other at the same target on the morning the of shower. its how we do. 🙂

Option B: You say that you’re an older bride… maybe people think that you have most of what you need and felt obligated to register… they very well could think that you would PREFER a gift card or cash because I think most people who are more established would. 

Besides…. the gift-opening part is super awkward anyways. Look forward to getting to hang with all those women for a whole afternoon and forget about the stuff 🙂

Post # 4
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with TorgiTales. I wouldn’t sweat it. I too am guilty of last minute shower shopping. I bet you this weekend (the weekend before the shower) you will see items be fulfilled on your registry. But don’t check! Let it be a surprise! That’s half the fun 🙂

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree, the fun part is celebrating your engagement =)  I feel so weird opening gifts in front of everyone =)

Post # 6
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been guilty of stalking my registry also! It is so hard to not look. I would not be too concerned. I agree with the others on guesting waiting until the last second. ALso, some people may not have taken items off the registry.

On the positive side, the good thing about having an early shower is that you have a chance to set everything up and determine what you have and what you need. Plus some places offer discounts after the date. Best of luck! I hope you get everything you ever hoped for. It is such a special day!

Post # 7
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i feel the EXACT same way as you, stephinPA! my shower is this weekend and i’ve been stalking my registry (it’s so addicting!!). i feel like only a few things have been purchased and we invited about 30 people to the shower (i have a huge extended family). i’m sure it’ll be fine in the end, but i feel bad about worrying about stuff like this. i can’t help it though. i know that really the only thing that matters is that i’m there spending time with my family and enjoying the company of them all.

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