(Closed) Natural/Organic Registry Items

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Register for what you want!!! I don’t think it’s offensive at all.

As for the cleaning products, I wouldn’t be offended if the wording on the invite said something like that, but you could also try word of mouth. What I learned from my wedding was that nobody gave a crap what I wrote or where I wrote it…they just did whatever they wanted however they wanted. So the people who harass you will probably bring you whatever cleaning products they could find on clearance at Big Lots and you’ll just have to give those things to others, lol. Don’t be ashamed of wanting to be natural.

Post # 3
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

“So do I just register for what I want, send the thank you notes, and return/donate any items that don’t fit our lifestyle?”


<br />Yep, that’s exactly the right approach. I would skip the cleaning product tradition, because it’s a little rude to specify a specific brand to give. If you are that worried about people giving you things you won’t use, though, I might recommend just skipping the shower altogether.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  merpitymerp.
Post # 4
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you’re going to register, register for what you want. If they buy you what you don’t want than send a thank you card and exchange it for what you do want.

Post # 5
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I registered for only products that I deemed safe and healthy.  No plastics at all – items that are stainless steel, cast iron, glass, etc.  I’m sure the fact that one place I registered at is called Life Without Plastic is highly amusing to my in-laws, but I don’t want people wasting money on things we wouldn’t actually use.  I have chosen wedding items that reflect our values, and I have chosen registry items that do the same.  If people want to go off registry, I will be polite, thank them, and either return or donate what I can.  I think that is the best solution for everyone! 

Post # 7
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


Orchid71:  if it’s important to your mom to keep the cleaning product tradition going, maybe say like +1 extra chance for cleaning products +2 if it’s green/organic? That makes it more fun/competitive to me. And I would DEFINITELY register for what you want. Sorry your family gives you a hard time about it.

Post # 8
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Orchid71:  Register for what you want. For one of my best friends showers, on the slip with the registry information, we included that the bride requested reused, recycled or sustainable wrapping. Did most people listen? No. But we tried.

Post # 9
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Totally understandable and I, quite frankly, think what you are doing is awesome. We have tried switching over our household to a “green” home as well.  We even put a pretty compost canister on our wedding registry. I think you should do exactly what you mentioned…register for what you want, send thank you cards, and return/donate things you know you won’t use. Good luck!

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