(Closed) Help!!! Is it okay to register for photos?!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d be neither offended or pleased, but I’m not a fan of the “creative” ways to ask for money registrys.  Especially since I’m all about best bang for the buck and best deals, if I were going to give you money, I’d just give it to you, and not go through some “registry” where they can take a small cut of it. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not so much. Photos are part of putting on your wedding. You are the hosts- you pay for the wedding.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with @pinkshoes:  .  Athough regestries like these are becoming more popular these days, if I am going to give you money I will just give you the money to use in whichever way your choose.  No need for a registry for it! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

im not offended by registries but i usually give cash and thats most probably what i would still do in this situation

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If I was a grandmother or a close aunt and knew that an album was out of the couple’s pricerange but they really wanted it, I would probably like being able to do that…but I could also write in the card “I hope this is enough to help out with that album you want!” or something if I was that close to the couple.

If you want to put it on your wedding website and not include it with the invites, then it’s not so “out there.”  Could that be a happy medium?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s a good idea. I’d much rather contribute to something like an album for the wedding then getting a household item. I wouldn’t be offened with that at all, I really like the idea.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t want to see any registry info in an invite and almost always give cash for the couple to do with as they please. I don’t see the need to specifically register for photos as I’m sure plenty of your guests do the same as me. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Personally I hate the idea of this and would definately not contribute. The reason being not only do I personally hate cash registries but most brides I have talked to who have been married for any length of time say they rarely get out their albumns. To me it would be a collossal waste of my money!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i agree that you pay for your own wedding album, don’t register for it, i don’t think money needs to be registered for, just go ahead with the Target registry

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

and you could always create your own album if money is an issue, that way you could include any random photos by relatives, and not just all professional, makes it more personal 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

and you could always create your own album if money is an issue, that way you could include any random photos by relatives, and not just all professional, makes it more personal 🙂 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love this idea, and would definitely contribute. It is not the same as giving cash because you are actually getting a product, so as a guest it seems like that is an actual gift instead of just cash. Also I like the idea of guests being able to pool together, to get you something really nice that they wouldn’t be able to afford individually. It is no different than registering for a fancy serving set.

If some hoity toity doofus gets upset that it’s not “traditional” enough, then they can use the regular registry. Or go suck an egg. Ha! But really, why would you not do this?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love the idea, and in my 40s many married couples I know keep their album on their living room coffee table 15-20 years after the wedding. It really is a gift they’ll enjoy forever and unlike pp’s I Don’t think the album has anything to do with hosting the event, it’s not any different to me than buying someone a frame to display their photos. And since you won’t be receiving the cash, their gift is actually the album, I don’t think this is any different than registering for any tangible gift like a vacuum, there is no basis for saying this is registering for cash… A lot of people really do not like to give cash, they want to buy you something specific, and so allowing them to contribute to your album would be well received in my opinion, and if they don’t like it they can buy you a vacuum cleaner instead…

ETA: I wouldn’t include either registry card with your invite, but trust your friends and family to spread the word when people ask them where you are registered.

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