(Closed) Not registering for gifts for Bridal Shower/Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

don’t put your honeyfund account info in your wedding invitations.

if you don’t register, you’ll probably end up with some random gifts and decorative items.

Post # 5
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Women like to buy things and not give money. Most people view a shower’s main event as opening gifts. I registered for exactly the same amount of things as there would be guests.  However some guests were very generous and bought more than their share. From everyone else I got a bunch of, and this is crude I know, CRAP. DH’s aunt got us all kinds of house goodies that are not our taste. Now at family fuctions I will be tasked to pull out those things dust them off and set them somewhere. I know this doesn’t suggest anything, but it’s just a word of caution 🙂

Post # 6
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@misslynn23: We have 2200 square feet of stuff and didn’t need anything. It doesn’t matter. Those ladies will still buy it thinking you gave them creative license. LOL

Post # 7
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

ok 1) as Miss Kitzy said, it is poor form to include registry info with the invitation.  however, you can include an insert that directs people to go to your wedding website for more wedding info, and have your registry info there. 

2) unfortunately, the main point of a shower is to open gifts [whether we admit that to ourselves or not =) ].  we are also thinking of doing a honeyfund, but in additional, we will probably do a traditional registry with just a few items on it, specifically for the purpose of a shower/people who don’t like honeymoon registries.  it doesn’t have to include a lot of items, just enough for a shower.

Post # 9
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584 posts
Busy bee

You can always spread by word of mouth that you prefer gift cards, cash or honeyfund donations. But realistically, you should still register for people that insist on buying objects; you can always do this someplace like Target or Macy’s where you can return gifts easily and use the store credit for something else!

Post # 10
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@misslynn23: if  you decide not to do a wedding website (even though i recommend it- it is so easy and free and kinda fun!), you should just have your family and bridal party spread your registry info word of mouth.  again, i think you should consider the wedding website though…you can make it as minimalist as you want, or you can put info re: nearest airport, hotel blocks, etc.

i’m sure you can come up with a few tangible items you would like to have but haven’t gotten around to buying yourself…i’d stick with smaller stuff for the registry- picture frames for your wedding photos, passport holders for your honeymoon, guide books for your honeymoon, photo albums, candlesticks and candles, coasters, maybe some nighties for the honeymoon?  stuff like that.  you guys can have fun with it!

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