Post # 1
What was your experience having a limited or no registry? Did guests complain? Did you receive gifts from most of your guests? Did you receive an inordinate amount of random gifts (as opposed to cash or giftcards)?
Post # 3
We opted not to do a registry. Under “regarding gifts” on our wedsite, we wrote, “Your love, company, and good wishes are all the gift we need! No others are necessary.”
We had a lot of bitching and moaning from people about it, honestly. But it was important to us not to do a registry for various reasons (mainly that my Darling Husband hates the whole idea of it).
Some people didn’t give gifts, which was fine by us. Some, who had special talents, offered us the gift of their services – a printmaker friend designed and made our invites, another friend made my wedding necklace, etc. A number of people gave us cash or gift cards, and several gave us gifts that they picked out (a rice cooker, some table linens, a nice dutch oven, etc.).
Some of the gifts we couldn’t use, for one reason or another, but we were grateful for all of them. 🙂
Post # 4
We did not have a registry as we had our guests traveling as is (as were we) and recognized they were paying travel and accomodations. We also just were not comfortable asking for gifts. Just not our style! We advised people no gifts, please. Some gave us some cash, and we got a couple personalized and/or thoughtful gifts from a couple other people (like an engraved wooden box we use to store wedding mementos). Some also gave no gifts which was fine too obviously!
We had no complaints, but we had a pretty small guest list.
Post # 5
HAVE YOU READ THE GOAT THREAD?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Because it’s amazing.
Post # 6
@JenGirl: LOL, no I didn’t. But I’ll read it now. For others….The Goat Thread
Post # 7
@MrsLulu: I am also wondering this, great post!
If you guys didn’t use a registry did you have any kind of wording on your website or anything?