Post # 1
The Knot says we should register around now; Fiance says we should wait until May to register because registering now “seems like we just want gifts.” I don’t think that it’s going to seem LESS like we want gifts the longer we wait to register, and I would rather get it out of the way sometime in Feb/March because it’s something we can do now, and I want to get things out of the way. He is adamant that he doesn’t want to and I feel frustrated.
So October Brides, have you registered yet? When are you planning on registering? Is there any benefit to doing it early, other than having it done?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!