(Closed) Is there any reason we HAVE to register?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

The main reason I’d do it is so I don’t get totally random gifts that I don’t want. Some people are not going to give you cash no matter what.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: I don’t know that you *have* to. But I think it is far better to have a registry and get gifts you can easily return, then get some random unwanted gift that cannot be returned.

You can even register somewhere like amazon.com so the gifts could be returned for anything amazon sells!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i dont think you have to – just be ready to ward of the questions “so where are you registerd?”

we registered but really wanted cash so we ONLY registered for things we really wanted/needed – but i got two kitchen aids out of it -returned one last night

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah problem if you don’t register is that you will get weird random gifts that you don’t even need!  Just have a very small registry, and then some people may get the hint and give cash.  Thats what we are doing because we really don’t need much!!

Post # 8
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

People will annoy you until you register. They want to buy you gifts, and they don’t want to buy you something you don’t want. We registered but got everything for the engagement party and shower, so people bugged me until I registered for more for the wedding.

If you’re having a shower you should register b/c people will want to bring gifts to that, not money.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No, but with all the bees crashing your wedding, you probably should. You’d get lots of presents.

To actually answer your question, we didn’t register. We got some gifts, more money, but a lot of people didn’t give us anything. We also told everyone we just wanted them to come and we didn’t need presents.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: It was everything i dreamed of and more!! thanks for asking! – i have pics that ill post this weekend – i’ve been busy catching up at work from being out on my honeymoon- but here are a few non pro pics

I’m a Mrs!

 

Post # 12
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we aren’t planning on registering at all. Basically because this will be my second wedding, and me and the Fiance have been living together for 3 years so we already have everything we need. I’m not really sure the etiquette on registering when it comes to 2nd weddings? But I don’t even know what we’d really register for anyways…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

we didn’t register. we only got a couple questions about it, mostly people just gave cash or something they thought we would like with a gift receipt attached. (though we kept everything since we’re totally not picky). 

Post # 15
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SoontobeMrsA: Yeah, but I may need to have the present in hand since I’m crashing. It makes the crash look better.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

We didn’t register and it worked out fine.

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