Post # 1
I’m new to the site, and I have a question please!
We are planning a private wedding ceremony of about 15-20 people (family), Do you ladies think it may be in poor taste to set up a wedding gift registry? I’m not sure if I should!
Post # 3
I voted not sure; generally I would say no, but in particular if you have some people coming from far away, it might be a nice idea. If you do decide to have one, I would keep it small.
Congrats and good luck!
Post # 4
If the people invited will ask where you’re registered, it’s totally okay to have a small registry and give them a straight answer for when they ask.
Post # 5
If you do I would only recommend letting the people actually invited to the wedding know where you are registered. It will seem kind of selfish to ask for gifts but not invite the others to the wedding
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s in poor taste! However, I would definitely keep it small ( <50 things) and only at 1 store. It would be in poor taste to have a huge registry or multiple ones.
Post # 7
Our guest list is 25 people, and we didnt register. A lot were surprised we didn’t. If you want to register go shoot some barcodes in the mall.
Post # 9
Oops I voted wrong! I meant to vote No but I voted yes. I don’t see why the amount of people invited matters. Registries are a suggested list of things you need/like, not a demand or expectation to buy them.
Post # 10
registers help keep track of what has already been purchased. as long as you still have a various price ranges available it is fine.
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Post # 12
I only had about 30 people at my wedding and I registered. There were alot of inexpensive gifts on there. It was just something that we wanted around the house.
I didn’t care either way what we got from people, if we got anything at all. I only created the registry for the people who wanted to get us something but didn’t really know what to get.
As long as you keep the registry small and on the less pricey side then I would have to say that it is a good idea to have one.
Post # 13
It depends on your family as to whether you even need one. I don’t think it’s in poor taste, although like in every registry, I would do a huge variety of price points and not just assume that since they’re close family members that they would do a huge gift. That being said, the reason why I say you may not even need one is that all of our very close family members all gave us cash at our wedding even though we had two registries. FWIW, I didn’t have a bridal shower. It may be helpful to have a small registry if you do a shower.
Like others have mentioned, I would not share registry information with those not invited unless they specifically ask and want to gift despite not being invited. For example, a friend of ours had a small destination wedding with just family, but her family’s neighbors (having watched her grow up) and her mother’s colleagues all wanted to give a gift anyway.
Post # 14
I registred but didn’t tell anyone about it except for my mom. If someone wants to buy me a present, they can search on Macy’s regsitry and find me (very popular with my group)
I actually don’t want/need anything at all, I just registered for fun and also it’s been nice to have a list of all the things I want. I can see when they go on sale and pick them up myself if I want 😉
I had several people ask if I was registerd and I did tell them Macys, but only after they asked.
Post # 15
I think you should register anyway. People are going to want to buy you gifts whether they’re invited or not! Strange, I know, but we had a few people do that for us; that’s how we got our luggage for our honeymoon 🙂