(Closed) Less than 1 month and nothing bought off registry

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

People have up until a year to buy you a wedding gift.  If you receive something in the meantime, return the duplicate for money.  At this point, if you do a different registry, it might not be perceived very well.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d keep the registry up. In my family we set up Christmas registries (to ensure we get the housewares or clothes that we want in our size) at our favorite local department store. I have always used the registry number at the register to make sure it was marked as bought on the registry, but no one else apparently knew to do that–it could be the same here, especially since ettiquette seems to get more and more lax as time goes on.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I was just looking at mine and nothing has been purchased either, but it has been veiw 57 times. I was wondering about what to do myself. I think most of my family know we mostly need the money as we are both unemployed. So I am thinking maybe if they do give a gift it might be money. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@SimplyChic11:

I’d keep the registry up. This is just a thought, but are the gifts on the registry guest-friendly/affordable? Sometimes having gifts that are too expensive (or out of guests money comfort zone) will detract guests from purchasing, unfortunately. Another thing might be that they have purchased gifts elsewhere, not following the registry, which can be a pain.

Mismatch towels anyone?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

With it being the holiday season and all of the sales (esp. Black Friday), people may be shopping around for better deals. I think Kohls had a huge sale on housewares. My mom got a normally priced $200 Keurig for $115 with the sales and coupons. Your guests may be looking for what to get, but trying to get it for the best price.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Most people are procrastinators. Majority of gifts for us were purchased +/- one week of our wedding (yes, many are purchased AFTER the day).

So relax, leave the registry alone and wait for the gifts to come in 🙂

btw: we have a wedding website and on the site, we listed the links to all the registries and also told people that in lieu of buying stuff off registries, monetary gifts would also be appreciated. We probably break all the etiquette rules here but I figure, since I usually prefer giving money as gifts [b/c it’s easier, cost me the same amount, and more useful for my friends], my friends/relatives are probably the same. We got a lot of monetary gifts on the wedding day. YAY, win-win for everyone 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you having a shower?

I found the whole registry thing very odd and very frustrating. We registered at amazon and ended up getting a whole bunch of gift cards which is why there was very little activity on registry.

Also, my friend who is getting married in January, her shower is this weekend and I just checked her registry for some smaller items, has only 9 things out of like 150 bought and there are at least 25 people coming to the shower…. so it’s just odd…

Leave it up, you might be suprised what you get come wedding day!

Post # 13
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@SimplyChic11:

I think most stores now a days will allow you to return things for in-store item(s) or they put the money on a gift card if you don’t have the receipt. You may want your store’s return policy.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Keep it up for a little while after the wedding. Maybe people are waiting to see what you get and then buy what you don’t have? You never know. Sometimes people do strange things. We are not doing a registry anywhere, we would rather have people make a donation or give money since we are afraid noone would pay attention to the registry. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get money instead, if noone got anything yet from the registry.

On the other hand, not to scare you, my parents did a registry (granted their wedding was over 30 yrs ago) and people didn’t pay attention to it. They all brought wierd gifts of their own. They got a paper mache owl from one family member. I asked my mom if she still had it and she said she was so pissed she threw it out.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@soyjoy222:

Paper mâché owls? Madness! When my Darling Husband and I were gettting married, we made a very simple wedding registry with just all the basics. We sent out registry cards in the mail so everyone would know it existed. Sadly, many if our older guests didn’t follow the registry (sigh), I think in part because they didn’t know how to use it or they had a better idea of what we needed like, for example, a five gallon, industrial/commercial sized lemonade jug and a hat box. Bless their hearts, but the lemonade jug went straight to my mother. lol.

Post # 16
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Honey bee

Keep the registry so guests know what you want. Alot of people wait until the last minute to buy a gift. I don’t know anyone personally who buys one before the last couple weeks.

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