(Closed) OOT Bag Etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4159 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do your guests already know where you are registered?  Or will the Out of Town bags/front desk be the first they’ll know about it?

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t include it. Most people won’t be expecting it anyway and if they plan to get you a gift after arriving chances are they can google map the stores from their phone.

Post # 5
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t put that info in the bags, it comes off a little presumptuous. I would think most people traveling far enough to spend the night at a hotel are going to give you cash and a card.

Post # 6
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would leave that information off. Put it on your website or have people ask for it. IMO…having it in their welcome bag pretty much says “And if you forgot to buy us a gift, you better do it before coming to the wedding. Walk here”

Post # 7
3265 posts
Sugar bee

Registries are only meant to be revealed if you are asked.  It should never be provided unsolicited.

Post # 8
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

def don’t put it on.

Post # 9
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yeah, I think that could come across as tacky.  I think most people who plan on shopping once they get there would look up where the stores were online, or just ask the concierge. By putting it in the Out of Town bag, it could sound like you are saying “Don’t forget to buy us presents,” even if that isn’t your intention.

Post # 10
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t include it. Like the PP said, the registry should only be revealed if asked. Plus, you’re not technically supposed to bring gifts to the wedding anyway. It’s also bad etiquette. They should be shipped ahead of or shortly after the wedding.

Post # 11
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Don’t put your registry information in.  However, you could put a small guide to nearby shopping spots and include them along with a couple others.  That way they know the places are there and if they know you’re registered there, they can readily shop.  But by having it as a shopping guide to the area with other stores listed it doesn’t come off as a gift grab Smile

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