(Closed) Oh, registry…the time has come for us to talk.

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you using a wedding website? If so if there are any experiences you two want to share you could suggest gift certificates towards those experiences on that page. For instance, if you both have always wanted to learn to cook or dance you could say something about that. Maybe just have a cute little saying about in lieu of gifts you would like people to help you two share experiences to bond in your marriage?

Even though you don’t want to make a registry it might be nice to make a very small one just in case. Even though you don’t want to pack things up there will probably be guests that will want to buy a gift regardless. Having worked in retail I can tell you I’ve dealt with plenty of people that just buy whatever they want for a couple regardless of what the couple’s wishes are anyway.

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about registering at places like REI if your outdoorsy or like to travel? We are registered at the canadian Version which is called MEC. 

Post # 6
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you’re going to have people directed to your parents about gifts, I would just have your parents put out the word for you that you don’t have the space for home goods. There’s nothing rude about that, IMO. They could say something like “Bells & Mr. Bellstobe have decided not to register as they have limited space in their apartment” or simply just say that you’ve decided not to register. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t take that as a hint you guys could use money, or they’ll be creative & figure out a gift that won’t waste space, like tickets to a nice show or something.

Post # 7
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using NewlyWish. It has unique items and some experiences like cooking classes, sporting events, and travel. The customer service has been way beyoned helpful too!  

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