(Closed) Question about registries and gift cards

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bndmusicfactory:  

 

we’re using amazon’s wedding registry for this same reason. as for etiquette I don’t have much so i MAY not be the best person to ask; however the fact we registered for all clad pans with Doctor Who salt and pepper shakers speaks for itself.

 

The people we’re inviting know us- it’s a small affair the ones who would be offended re: extended family, are only getting announcement cards after the weeding, I don’t expect them to come nor want them to or want anything from them- that said I do not hate them or anything, we’re just different people. My mom’s family is huge, traditional, conservative and very very old fashioned. my mom was the rebel..there may be a pattern.

 

i tried to bring myself to register at macy’s but I could not justify 200 dollar sheets- i grabbed a few items from west elm and like i said the Fiance wanted some all clad (he cooks I don’t) the rest of our stuff is a mismatch of random crap that we want that we wouldn’t buy ourselves because we buy things like blenders. 🙂

 

hope this helps.

Post # 5
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9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My personal advice would be to have a small traditional registry for some  fun around the house stuff  (immersion blender?, candlesticks? board games?). It sounds  like you have soe family that might appreciate that and ultimately it  mmight avoid the 15 cut crystal bowls you might get otherwise. I also think it is perfectly acceptable and awesome to let  people know you like some weird crazy stuff. Maybe a little statement like “We love antique medical equipment and artifacts – if it makes your cringe, we probably love it! Some of our favorite stores include xxx and xxx”. And I hope you get it. I love  old  random gory stuff!!! I’m in genetics so human oddities is totally my thing. 

Post # 6
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bndmusicfactory:  

 

well, the more you put the idea is the more people have to choose from- with that being said you could also leave it as a place holder for yourself. Things you two want to buy for yourselves in the future etc.

There is a supposed rule that it’s 2 for everyone 1 person so they have two choices- with that being said i don’t think you have to and i know we didn’t. We have maybe 30ish things on it? The rest is on the totally tacky honeymoon registry. Again no one we know thinks it’s tacky because they know we’re fronting this entire wedding in Chicago and no one thinks you can marry in Chicago for under 10k…and we are because I am crazy and cutting corners in unconventional ways- our caterer is a non profit who makes organic food for the homeless- our florist is a non profit who employs the mentality ill- our people know this and think that since we’re willing to spend our money on things that go back to the community they least they can do is send us to some pretty place for 5 nights and also give us some Doctor Who stuff 🙂

 

good luck! I think you have it!

Post # 7
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@bndmusicfactory:  if you use the amazon just add those odd items. people will take it form there and give a gift card to that store if they’d like

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