Post # 1
My registry stores give you an option of having emails sent to your guest list to inform them of your registry. They’ll also give you printed cards that announce your registry that can be tucked in with invitations, or mailed separately.
I know that it is against etiquette to mention your registry on your invite (this topic is heavily discussed and debated on the boards.) What do you bees think about the email/card options that I described above? Is that tacky/bad etiquette as well?
(For the record, my plan is to include registry info on my website, and to have my mom spread the word about my registries by word of mouth…I’m just curious about what everyone thinks about this!)
Post # 3
Yes I think it is rude to have the store send them a card in the mail and most older people don’t get emails. Or email goes in the junk/spam folder. So it might be a waste of your time entering in email addresses for guests.
I put ours on our website and most people got the information from there. I have had people call and ask which is nice because then I get a chance to chat with them.
Post # 4
I would avoid that. If you have a website, put a registry section on there or spread the information by word of mouth. Good luck!
Post # 5
I would pass on that too. It seems almost like soliticiting, in my opinion, especially since they know that you had to give them their emails. Plus I would be REALLY annoyed if someone gave out my email address and then I kept getting “reminders” about their registry.
Post # 6
I would avoid the emails and the cards. If your guests want to buy you a present, they’ll know what to do. 🙂
Post # 7
Good point, KMSull….it would be like signing up all my friends and family for Pottery Barn and Bed Bath & Beyond spam. Not very nice!
Post # 8
I received the cards but my Maid/Matron of Honor used them only in the shower invites. We put the info on our website and spread information by word of mouth through our parents. Some guests asked us directly if/where we were registered so we let them know if asked.
Post # 9
That just seems like another way to solicit gifts. I really think that if someone wants to give a gift they will figure it out by going to the site or asking other family members (or you).