Post # 1
Online wedding gift registries – like http://www.myregistry.com – let you add items from any website so you’re not restricted by one department store etc. We added items for our house remodeling project as well as kitchenware and bed linen. What do you think of them? And would you ever add anything actually FOR your wedding on one?
Post # 2
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Springwedding00: I didn’t and wouldn’t beceause most of our family/freinds shopped in store or gave cash and in your case you can use the cash for the home remodeling project!
Post # 3
mchitt329: Isn’t that interestng? Even though everyone can see the price of what you want, it somehow feels different to able to show you want them to spend $50 on new taps, for example, than to just ask for $50. I guess I thought they can feel a part of the house, knowing that they specfically paid for the taps etc, making it a discussion point.
Post # 4
Springwedding00: I didn’t know you could do something like that– but I guess– as long as you had a way to get the word out (since most people frown on adding it to the invite…and in our case, we didn’t have a wedding website) I don’t know why one wouldn’t do it…?
I suppose the only downfall is– if someone buys something, and it’s not what you thought it would be….and they don’t include a gift reciept (like if they go in store to buy, but it’s still an item off of your registry)…..does that make returning difficult? I know returning something off of a registry from a store is super simple in most cases, and no reciept is needed. And yep, in came in realy handy in our case– people bought me things off of our registry for my shower, and the registry wasn’t marking gifts off and I got many multiples!!
That would be my only hesitation– at least that I can think of right off the bat.
Do you have a wedding website/way to spread to the work “appropriately”?
Post # 5
We did one with myregistry and filled it mostly with stuff that could be bought anywhere, with a note when the model/brand didn’t matter. I got a couple items off that list for the shower, but for the wedding everyone just gave cash… But it was good for a list of stuff to spend the cash on afterwards, hehe.
Post # 6
MrsEME: We didn’t have a wedding website, we just directed people to Myregistry.com via a registry card insert with our invite and RSVP card.
Post # 7
We didn’t (I didn’t want to have a registry at all but my mother and grandmother put their foot down, they think it is extremely rude to not register while I felt it was even more rude TO register, oh well). <br /><br />We registered at a large department store since we could pick out our china (of which we’ve received all 12 our place settings already as shower gifts) and our guests are from all over. We were also given quite a few gift cards to the place we registered (which I definitely appreciate, not just because people were kind enough to get us a gift but because I live in a different state from all of my guests).<br /><br />For older guests or guests who feel more comfortable getting you a gift card (and for guests who just hate shopping online), I’d stay away from online-only registries.
Post # 8
Both of our registries were made online through walmart and honeymoonpixie
Post # 9
Springwedding00: we’re using a site that allows items from lots of different stores and charity donations and honeymoon donations/cash gifts or any combination of the above so guests have loads of options for whatever type of gift they like to give (including ignoring the registry completely). Here it’s pretty normal to put an info sheet (local hotels, parking places, bus/train info etc) in with the invites and just pop where you’re registered somewhere on there. I guess a bit like an old school wedding website 🙂
Post # 10
We would and we are. But instead of a gift registry, we opted for a cash registry Envelope Registry.