Post # 1
My husband and I eloped instead of a wedding or reception.We mailed out beautiful professionally printed cards enclosed with pictures of us with our marriage attire.My coworkers,one family member,and a few friends have given us gifts.I sent out a friendly text message informing people of where we were registered if they wanted to shower us with a gift.Was I rude and tacky for doing this?
Post # 3
I probably wouldn’t have done this. I’m not 100%, but I think only people who are invited to attend are asked to give a gift. Even if that’s not accurate, I would definitely not have sent anything in the card itself, much less a text.
Post # 4
@rozzy: probably. I think if you elope you don’t register. hmmm I personally would not be offended but you would not have gotten a gift either.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t have given registry information unless I was specifically asked…elopement or not.
Post # 6
Sorry to say…but I think yes. It is perfectly fine to tell people IF they ask you about a registry but since there was no wedding and reception I wouldn’t be expecting gifts.
Post # 7
I wouldnt send you a gift. I probably wouldnt have registered for gifts either. However, you already did it so I dont think it matters at this point. I think a lot of bees will tell you it is “tacky.” Some will say it isnt.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I wouln’t have done this. I also wouldn’t have had a registry if we eloped. I guess you know your group of people best though.
Post # 9
Yes, I do think it was tacky – even if you hadn’t eloped, but especially because you did. But what’s done is done. It’s fine to tell someone if they ask, not proactively send it out to them.
Post # 11
Yes, this would rub me the wrong way. I don’t know the etiquette of eloping, but to me, if you make the choice to elope, you also forfeit the right to a registry or the ability to ask for gifts in any way. I think I’d feel a bit miffed, and it may make your loved ones feel as though they weren’t good enough to warrant being included in your marriage or celebration, but now they’re good enough to buy you something for it or give you money.
Post # 12
I don’t want to be “rude and tacky” by answering this, but you asked… I don’t think anyone should ask for a gift, for any reason, from any one. If they intended on buying you a gift, they would, without being “reminded.” I think a good rule of thumb for the future is that if you need to ask whether something is rude, just don’t do it.
Post # 13
If you elope, you don’t register! We’re having a Destination Wedding, and not registering for that either. Sorry- I’d find it kind of rude if I received a message about registry for elopement.
Post # 14
My best friend is eloping, but having a reception, so she registered. If you didn’t have any sort of celebration, I don’t think you should be telling people where you’re registered unless they asked. It’s sort of like it being your birthday, you decide not to have a party but still text people telling them what gift to buy you.
Post # 16
Funny thing about weddings and our culture as a whole nowadays… Nothing is written in stone anymore. We are able to build anything we want now, and step on the toes of tradition.
It really comes down to who you are and how the people you deal with, will recieve it. If you are from a family who knows you are just starting out and would really want to help get you on your feet, and you know that they would receive it in the right spirit, don’t sweat it. They would want to get things that they’ll know you want.