Post # 1
It sounds like all the etiquette folks are pretty much on board with noting the gift registry on the website, and we want to do that just because we feel weird about it and would like to avoid a single question about it.
My question is, how do you word that? We really, genuinely don’t care if people get us gifts, and really just registered because my mother convinced me that it is a service to the guests.
I’d love to see examples of how others did it …
Post # 3
The website I am using (via weddingwire.com) actually has a separate tab for registries. I worded mine really simply, "We have decided to register at the following places" and then included links to each of the registry pages. Most wording for registries I’ve seen is very simple. However, we are a little weird about asking for stuff, so at the bottom, I included "We also support a charity called Donors Choose. In liue of a wedding present, we wholeheartedly encourage donations to help fund worthy projects for K-12 children across the country." Hope it helps!<span style=”font-size: medium”><span style=”font-family: Tahoma”>
Post # 4
my wedding website also has a tab for the registeries.
All we did was paste the link our registry to the name of the store (like "Macy’s") and people wouldn’t have to search our names or anything. super easy!
Post # 5
Since the economy has been so rough on our families, my Fiance and I don’t expect gifts for our wedding. Maybe you could just register for gift cards? Then your guests could give as much (or as little) as they can, and they wouldn’t feel awkward because no one else would know how much they gave. Since we’re registering for gift cards, we’re going to have a "Gift Card Board" at the reception. Then they can just put their gift card in the slot. No gawdy giant wrapped boxes, no wrapping from Tiffany’s. Both of our families are proud to a fault, so we thought this will make it easier.
Post # 6
I designed our website, and I put our registry informaton deep within the website, linked at the end of a page to its own, unobtrusive page. I used the following wording, followed by links to the places where we’re registered:
"The couple is registered at the following fine stores:"
Guests can then choose to do what they please.
Post # 7
I felt awkward about highlighting the registry too much on our website, so we did the same as avdillard… we designed our own site and put the registry info as a sub-section at the bottom of the "wedding details" page. That way people who are looking for it shouldn’t miss it, but it’s not too in-your-face. The wording is just something like:
‘We have registered at the following stores: "