(Closed) Registries go on what invitation?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Registries go on...
    On the Bridal invitations : (59 votes)
    97 %
    On the Wedding invitations : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @AndysCraftsNmore:  I think as far as etiquette is concerned that is supposed to be spread by word of mouth.  I see it a lot on wedding websites as well.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Etiquette wise, you’re not supposed to put them on any invitation. Ideally you want them on your wedding website, which can be linked on the invitation on an insert with “general information” or the “RSVP”. However, it’s 2013 and traditions and etiquette are going out the window like crazy, so whatever you think looks best is what will work! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Neither, spread it by word of mouth. (I don’t even mind people posting it on Facebook! But there are a lot of Bees that will disagree.)

    Post # 6
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The lessor of two evils would be to slip them into the Bridal Shower invites.  I didn’t include anything about getting me presents in any of my invites.  PP was correct normally it’s word of mouth. 

    Post # 7
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    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    In my area it’s okay to add a slip of paper with the registry information on it in the envelope for the bridal shower invitation.  However, the info does not go on the actual shower invite.

    Registry info never goes on the wedding invitation or in the envelope.

    Post # 9
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    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @AndysCraftsNmore:  I think word of mouth is the most polite. Announcing where you’re registered sounds like you’re saying “buy me this, because  I am entitled to a gift of my choice!”

    Post # 10
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    10568 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @mchitt329:  

    @PacificMrs:  What’s wrong with including it with the shower invitation?  Is that actually seen as rude in any region/culture?

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @AB Bride:  Just considered bad etiquette is all from my experience in the stationary business. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AB Bride:  the whole purpose of a shower is to shower the bride with gifts so you can include the registry info on a card in the bridal shower invite. 

    Post # 13
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    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve frequently since registry information included on shower invites, and I was specifically asked for my registry info by the hosts of one of my showers so they could include it in the invitations.  I’m assuming that since showers are not thrown by the bride or close family, it is essentially considered other people spreading the word on your behalf.  I’ve always been told never to include it in the wedding invitations, and I’ve been to a million weddings and been a bridesmaid 7 times and never, ever seen registry information in an invitation.  

    Post # 14
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    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Trinisexy2:  This.

    Since the bride is not supposed to host the shower, she is not the one asking for the gifts. The host is requesting that the guests “shower the bride” with gifts, so IMO, it’s perfectly appropriate to put the registries on the shower invite or on an insert with the shower invite, but never okay to put it on the wedding invite. Even if putting the registries on the shower invite is technically against some antiquated ettiquite rule I’m unaware of, I’ve never received a shower invite that did NOT have the registry information, so I believe it is common practice. 

    Post # 16
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Technically it doesn’t go anywhere. But bridal shower invite is acceptable as long you the bride isn’t hosting her own shower.  Wedding invitations is a big no no.

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