(Closed) Registering?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Should We Register?
    Register for a few items : (10 votes)
    42 %
    Don't register : (14 votes)
    58 %
    Other (explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    37 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We are eloping and having a reception back home a few months later, but we are not registering. It just doesn’t look good to register, even if someone asks about it. That will travel around and people will discuss it behind your back. Personally, I’d rather get a gift I won’t use than have people discussing our tastelessness.

    Post # 4
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @aliciapdx:  My Mother-In-Law highly encouraged us to register even though we eloped with no AHR.  I really did not want to (it was actually a hard process!), but I did it anyway.  She said that her sister (H’s aunt) would want to get us a gift, so might as well be something that we liked.  In the end, that aunt just got us a BBB gift card istead of something from the registry. 

    People did ask us personally if we did register.  At the time I did not have it set up, so I said no we did not.  I only set it up like a couple weeks before the wedding after MIL’s prodding.

    I have another aunt on my side who found the registry on her own.  Not even my own family knew I had a registry so there was no one to spread it around by word of mouth.  So people will look if they want to.

    I put a few items like sheets, flannel sheets, patio set covers, dog bowl, bed blankets, shower curtain.

    We did get several BBB gift cards.  I ended up buying many very small things while in the store – nothing I would have registered for in person because I really didn’t know they existed or couldn’t find them online.

    I say go for it.  It is not as tasteless as the PP is saying.  Anyone who wants to find out that info will know how to do it.  Anyone that would seek out that info and then badmouth you after finding out you did have a registry – well then, they would be the tasteless people.


    Post # 6
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Go for it!  There are nice benefits to registering, like the discounts and the contests.

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