(Closed) Registry etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mybelle84:  since you are having a party i feel like the people coming may want to bring you a gift… but i would not register. normally people buy you a gift when they attend your wedding, but if you register then aunts/uncles/cousins who live far away will feel like they need to get you a gift and that isn’t fair.

my sister and her husband eloped and when they told everyone they got married and were having a party at their home it offended a lot of my family. I was hurt that they would get married without telling us, and it was kind of annoying that they did that and still expected presents

Post # 4
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not tacky at all, in my opinion. People will want to get you a gift so it will be nice to have a registy for them to look at.

Post # 5
46 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am doing a similar thing – destination wedding for 2 and then party at home.  I did a small registry (this information will not be included with invitations or anything) but is there should someone want to buy a gift.  I wasn’t planning on it, but got a lot of questions about one from friends and family about where I was registered so figured I might as well.  I don’t expect anyone to buy me a gift, but if they want to, the registry is there for them. 

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think registering is ever tacky. 


It’s only tacky if you demand people get you things or something 😉

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