Post # 1
This has popped up in my ever whirring head when the time finally comes for me and SO to tie the knot… We are planning on either a small courthouse wedding, or a destination/elopment type thing. Neither of us are particularly close to family, and we do not have a huge circle of friends. For this reason alone I am hesitant to even bother with a registry, but part of me still wants to do some of the fun wedding/bride stuff… Is it bad etiquette to have a registry when one of you has already been married before, or is the general concencus that would not be fair to the first (and only!) timer to deny them of any traditions.
Post # 3
Some people will probably surprise you as they come out of the woodwork and want to give you gifts.
Plus, you can get a completion discount at most places, so if there is anything that you want or need over the next while, make a registery. Even if it’s only for saving money, a registery could give you that “fun” part.
I’m in the register-away camp…. especially when it is your first time as a bride. I don’t know what “etiquette” would dictate. Quotations because I think various permutations will show up as answers.
Post # 4
I’d register anyways. Some people may wanna give you gifts. My friend just recently did a very small wedding with basically just their parents and we’re getting them something. Hopefully they like what we picked out because they didn’t register and therefore we’re flying by the seat of our pants. =P