(Closed) Nobody using registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s still pretty early.  My registry didn’t see much action until 4-6 weeks before the wedding. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We JUST got a gift from our traditional registry, 19 days before the wedding. Prior to that, we’ve gotten 4 gifts that are randomly chosen, although we do like (most of) them, particularly the silver picture frame engraved with our wedding date sent from a cousin who can’t make it to the wedding. I have to add a caveat:  we’ve gotten all 5 of the things on our honeymoon registry, which completely floors me, since I was afraid people would shy away from something so controversial. But there you have it, the entire honeymoon registry bought before one single thing from the other registries is bought. 

You’ve got just absolutely tons of time for people to buy things from the registry. I wonder if there are any statistics on early gifts being less likely to be from registries, but that’s been our experience, at least. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ugg. I am afraid of this. Just thank them and if you hate it you can try to return it.

What I am doing is word of mouth through my godmother and my FI’s SIL (both know for their gifts of spreading information). I am saying that because we are not living together and have never had our own place, we registered for things we really need, like a set of plates and silverware. If people ask, we would really like those practical, un-exciting things we registered for or money/gift cards to get a matching gift set. People laugh at this (we are well established and are not a young couple), but they appreciate we honestly have always used our roommates’ things and need plates!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PP. We have only received one thing off our registry (and our wedding date is much earlier than yours), and it is because the couple couldn’t make it to the wedding and specifically asked our family members where we were registered so they could send us a gift. Personally, Fiance and I are the types that waited until about 1-2 weeks before the wedding to scour the registry and pick something out.

Are you having a shower? I didn’t have one and as such, I didn’t expect much action on my registries but if you are having a shower, you should see some activity.

Who gave you gifts off the registry? I’ve noticed that some of the older folks are the ones who didn’t pay attention to the website link on our information card. We also have one friend who didn’t like where we registered and is, in all likelihood, going to go rogue and buy something random and monogrammed. That’s just how she is though and we just laughed it off.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lilbluebird:  Hmmm… the ones from our honeymoon registry are all over the place: young friends, family, retired parents’ friends, (including old school, southern, society matrons who I was sure would disapprove). The non-registry gifts are pretty much older people, exept the one from my Maid/Matron of Honor who is congenitally left-of-center. The one online registry gift that arrived only today is young friends. Some of it seems expected, but some of it defies stereotype. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ProfessorGirl:  Hmmm, we don’t have a honeymoon registry so I don’t have any first hand experience with that. However, my friend did and we “bought” stuff off their honeymoon registry simply because I knew they needed the money more than the upgraded appliances/decor on their registries. They had a small Destination Wedding, but I think the majority of the family members gave them money, even though they did not specifically select items from the honeymoon registry. Otherwise, Fiance and I usually go off a “normal” registry and have the items shipped to their house (bonus points if there are free shipping offers!). Father-In-Law are the type that go rogue and never follow registries, unless we happen to be around to steer them back on course. Father-In-Law like to buy pots & pans sets and other such things when they’re on sale (like at Macy’s) and save them up until people get married and then they wrap this up as a gift regardless of what was actually indicated on the registry. Undecided

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