(Closed) Registry Cards

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I included them in my shower invitations. How else are people supposed to know where you’re registered at. I didn’t include them in our invitions. They are also on our website, which is in the invitations, so poeple can find out that way too. I don’t think it’s tacky at all.

Post # 4
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We just put the information on our wedding website.  We’re also doing online RSVPs though.

Post # 5
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Eh, not a fan personally.  I definitely don’t think they should go in invitations, shower invites maybe.  However, registry info wasn’t even included on my shower invites.  People simply asked the shower hosts where I Was registered or did a quick google search and figured it out.  People will ask and figure it out.  I’ve never had to ask someone where they were registered nor have I ever been provided with the info.

Post # 6
481 posts
Helper bee

Technically a little registry card is an advertisement for the store you registered at. There’s got to be a better way! :}

Post # 7
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve yet to ever receive an invitation where the registry card WAS NOT included. If I’m not close with the wedding party or bride/groom’s family, how will I find out? I don’t think it’s tacky at all and I think it should be encouraged. Gifts are a social norm with weddings, so why make it a game to see where people are registered? Some “traditions” are so outdated. We included our BB&B card within our wedding invitation and it’s also on our wedding website.

A lot of our invited guests have thanked us for including it!

As for bridal shower invites, I’ve never receive an actual invitation for one – it was all don’t verbally, so just including it there doesn’t make sense. Plus, not all of one’s wedding guests are invited to a bridal shower.

Post # 8
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Registry info can go with shower invites since a shower is a gift-giving event.

Registry info should not be included on or with wedding invites since it implies that you expect gifts – which is greedy and rude.

Registry info can go on a wedding website and the wedding website info can go on or with the wedding invites.  This is ok because people would have to actively seek out your registry info by going to the website and clicking on the appropriate page.  If they don’t want to see your registry, then they don’t have to.  But if the registry info is on or with the invite, then everyone will see it.

Post # 9
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I skipped registry cards for everything.  It’s considered rude & tacky to include any mention to gifts whatsoever (even asking NOT to get gifts) on the wedding invitation itself.

It is ok, however, to include registry information on SHOWER invitations… since the point of a shower is to, well, shower the bride with gifts to prepare her for married life (or to shower an expectant mother with gifts she will need to take care of her baby).  In the case of showers, I find it a teensy bit more tasteful to either include a line at the bottom “So and so is registered at Target” or better yet, spread via word of mouth what store(s) you used for registries.  I don’t think it’s completely frowned upon to incude those little cards with shower invitations though, but I didn’t do it.

Post # 10
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I prefer not to turn our invitations into a means of free advertising for the store. We are already helping to generate business for them by registering – that should be enough. I find those little inserts outrageously irritating.

Post # 12
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m including my BB&B registry card with the invitations, not on the actual ceremony invite though. As a PP said, most of my relatives/guests are older and will not be looking at our wedding website. Gifts are normal at weddings, alot of my relatives live far away and I don’t see them very often. I doubt they’d know what to get me anyway. I don’t see it as being rude, and I doubt anyone will be offended. 

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