(Closed) Registering – how far in advance?

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It isn’t like people know when you register, so I don’t see a problem with registering now unless you plan on changing your mind about things that you want.

Your guests will care less when you register and will have no idea if you did it in February or May.

Post # 4
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I registered this fall, just because I was excited 🙂 We only really told my parents that we registered, just because they asked. We are just now telling other people if they ask. We will have the info on our website this spring. Registering is FUN, do it when you want to and put out the info when you are ready to 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Like Miss Britt said, people aren’t going to know that you’ve registered until you tell them! I think as long as you’re registered by the time you send out invitations, you’re fine, but you can do it as early as you want!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If it’s more about getting a task out of the way you can register but choose not to publish your registry publicly yet.
I know macys lets you do that not sure about others bc that’s the only retail one I’m registered at.
Just be sure to check your registry often for items that are canceled, sold out etc.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re getting married 10/1, and just registered this past weekend.  I know that showers won’t happen until this summer, but I wanted to have the registry up on my wedding website before we sent out our save the dates.  I’m not expecting anyone to buy things off it anytime soon, but I wanted our website to have all of the complete information.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say get it out of the way the earlier the better. The closer to the wedding you get, the more you have to worry about. However, keep in mind that some things you register for now may not be available in a few months if they are seasonal. We put seasonal stuff on Amazon where the stock doesn’t rotate seasons as much as it does at a retail store. We totally registered for camping gear, even though we registered in October for our June wedding!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i dont think there’s really a time frame, is there? just because you register doesn’t mean people are looking for yours or that you have to send out your info just yet!

i started ours online back in October 09, we are getting married September 10….

we need to clean it up and maybe go to the stores to add a bit more before my shower in june; but i think you’re free to do when you please!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say right before the shower invitations go out. If it’s a surprise, then maybe you can ask when your host thinks your should register. I registered two weekends ago and my shower invitations went out on Saturday. I wasnted to make sure that the stuff I registered for would still be in store for my guests to purchase.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are getting married 10/2 and are registering the weekend of February 28th. The reason for this is that our Save the Dates will be going out in April, and we wanted to make sure that our registries would be updated on our website when those went out. But we aren’t making it public knowledge that we are registering.

I think registering now would be just fine. I, like you, am trying to get anything I can done now, because once the summer months hit, things will just be too crazy!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think we are going to register either the weekend of Feb. 27th or March 6th, but wait to register for any seasonal items until the middle of summer. I can’t wait!!

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