Post # 1
We initially weren’t going to do a registry but our families were really, really adamant about us setting some up, saying it would make gift purchasing much easier for our attendees. We set up two smaller ones (about 80 items even though we will have 130 guests). It’s been filtered through word of mouth since we don’t have a wedding website.
Well, it’s just a few short weeks until our wedding…and only 4 items have been purchased. We didn’t have a bridal shower or Jack & Jill or anything like that, but based on how sure our families were that we needed these registries, I thought more would have been purchased by now.
How typical is this?
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Post # 2
Checking in on their registry is very typical for brides and grooms.
You can’t assume anything from what you see, however. People buy something at a cheaper price elsewhere. They decide to give cash. They buy a gift last minute when your wedding is actually on their mind.
Post # 3
I’d stop checking if I were you, if you weren’t even planning on doing one, why are you so concerned about whether or not people are buying off of them?
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat is you, my wedding is in 10 days and we have 120 guest and we have only had 12 gifts purchased. We were not going to register at first either, but everyone kept insisting that we should register because a lot of people like to buy gifts, so I’m really surprised by how few gifts have been purchased.
Post # 5
I typically don’t buy off of a registry.
Post # 6
Well, don’t laugh, but the reason I logged in was because my Future Mother-In-Law brought it to my attention that I had the wrong wedding date on one of the registries!! It was one day off. Derp. So, I’m not sure I’d call it purposefully “checking in.”
Post # 7
Like PPs pointed out, lots of people will wait until the last minute to buy a gift or will just give you money.
Post # 8
Yeah, I was really surprised at how many people a) said we should have a registry and b) asked where we were registered! Seems like it is very commonplace now.
Post # 9
Many people procrastinate until the last minute to RSVP, similarly many wait to buy a present. If your social circle tends to give cash then maybe you won’t see many items purchased, but since your families campaigned for the registries, presumably your circle does like to give some physical gifts – so I’d anticipate that you may just have people who will get to it at the last minute.
Post # 10
Our circle is notorious for buying wedding gifts on the day of, on the way to the wedding. I wouldn’t even check. But, I don’t personally care one bit aboout gifts. I didn’t even want to register.
Post # 11
I wouldnt stress, people tend to leave things to the last minute. I myself prefer to give cash as I feel it gives the couple the most freedom to do with it what they like but Im sure you will have more people purchaisng from the registry soon. 🙂
Post # 12
They will probably buy the gifts a day before or the day of. 😛
Post # 13
Most people shop the week before and leading up to the wedding. Hell, my registry was full a day before the wedding! I think they all shopped on the way there!
But stop checking. It’s way more fun to open gifts and not know exactly what you’re getting beforehand.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2016 - Vineyard & Winery
Hmm. Most of my items were purchased for the shower. Not sure how it works if you don’t have one of those though! I imagine you’ll start seeing things fly off the list about a week away from the big day 😄
Post # 15
No one thinks or cares about your wedding as much as you do. LOL I know that sounded mean – sorry. But I really think it is true! Most people get a gift last minute. They just drop ship from the site- or they go to the shop and buy it on the way to the wedding or a couple days before. Evveryone is so wrapped up in their own lives, your gift is pretty much just something on a to do list so they don’t look like jerks. It is such a random lot you will get too. Some people don’t go by registeries at all! They just want to give what they want and thats cool too. – The best attitude to have is just expect nothing and be delightfully surprised when you do get something!