(Closed) Married Bee’s That Had Limited (or No) Registry — Question

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll:
    We mainly received cash/giftcards : (4 votes)
    36 %
    We received a larger than normal amount of impromptu gifts : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Guests complained or were offended : (2 votes)
    18 %
    No one noticed the lack of or simplicty of our registry : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Many guests didn't give a gift : (1 votes)
    9 %
    We asked for no gifts or donation to charity : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    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
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    Post # 7
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @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? 

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