(Closed) Not Registering…is this okay??

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s perfectly fine to not register because you don’t feel like you need anything. The only caution I offer is that people will still buy you some tangible gifts (most likely), so you could end up getting a bunch of stuff you don’t need or like. It might be worth registering for a few things, just to try to avoid this.

Post # 4
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

We didn’t register either and I received both gasps and compliments so I’d just say do what you’re comfy with.  We only exchanged three things and my mom did end up throwing me a bridal shower so I was a bit surprised that it worked out so well.  For the wedding we received some nice gifts, some cash, and some donations to a charity people know we like. 

Post # 5
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We don’t have a register even though people ahve asked about it. It’s just not somehting we want or have time to do. Good luck

Post # 6
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with OttawaBride. If you don’t register and your guests aren’t the type to give cash and gift cards, you could end up with some mis-matched random stuff. If that’s the case, you should register for a few things… they don’t have to be typical household items… you could register for music, movies, your hobbies (art, camping, books, wine, etc.)  You could also set up a charity registry.

Post # 7
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As long as people realize you dont want more home and kitchen stuff I’d say it’s fine.  People love to give that so realize you’ll probably recieve something like a 16 piece baking set from QVC that you cant return or sell!  Maybe do a honeymoon registry or something for charity.

Post # 8
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about a honeymoon registry?  We’re using Traveler’s Joy, and it’s been really propular.  Essentially, you just get money, but people get to buy you things you can do/eat/go see, etc.  Might be a good compromise for people who want to buy you something kind of tangible.

Post # 9
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We didnt want to register because I am on house #2 and could prob furnish 2 more houses ( I shop A LOT). But we ended up doing one because i know poeple like to buy gifts and I dont want to end up with stuff I dont want and cant return

Post # 10
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

You can register on Amazon.com for pretty much anything you want, from TV’s to clothes and shoes.  Some guests will want to get you something off of a registry, and if they insist on doing so, at least you’ll have somewhere to refer them to.

We registered at too many places, and after two moves since the wedding, we’re STILL returning stuff we don’t use to Bed Bath and Beyond (and I have a cabinet full of cocktail glasses I don’t use.)

The honeymoon registry is also a great idea!

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