(Closed) Registry Etiquette – Engagement Party

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d let them know where you’re registered.  You can always add to the list if it gets bought out and people realize you’re not expecting everything now.  It’s a wedding registry which means it will be used for the engagement party, bridal showers, and wedding.  Just give them options to choose from 🙂

You can register for whatever you want.  So if you want those things I’d add them to the list.  I didn’t register for flutes and cake cutting sets but I don’t see why you couldn’t.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think it’s a bad idea to put those things on your registry. My Fiance and I bought our house a year and a half ago, so over the past 2 years we’ve gotten the basics and some nice things along the way for our house, so we’re in the same boat in the sense we don’t need tons of household things…Bed Bath and Beyond def has some fun things besides sheet sets, plates, etc.

Our engagement party is in a few weeks…and we haven’t registered yet. I honestly have no idea where we’ll go. Since people aren’t sure what the gift status is for the party a lot of the time my mom put “no gifts please” on the engagement party invitations (its more of a cookout).

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some ideas: set up the registry and put the pre-wedding type gifts on it, then later on you can fill it up with the rest of your list.

As a guest, I would be happy to buy things like champagne flutes/wedding items as an engagement gift.  I know how freakin’ expensive weddings are and if those are the things that you actually want, I’d be happy to buy them for you.  I don’t think it’s tacky, I think it’s practical!  Especially as it’s an engagement party, I think the cutesy stuff you want is good.  

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If guests are clamoring for a registry, I’d start it now!  Just put a few favorite things on it, nothing giant because you’ve still got a long way til your wedding–  some of your items will sell out and it’ll be annoying to have to keep switching things out.  

Don’t worry about there being “nothing left” for the wedding.  Most people may not get you a wedding gift if they get you a shower gift, or they may give cash later on.  You also will surprise yourself thinking of things that could go on the registry. 
 
Also, we put a guestbook photo frame on our registry.  And flutes.  People (at least old people in my family) love to give stuff like that– they get to see it used and feel like they’re actually helping you with something practical. 

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