Post # 1
So we planned to register at Target and Ikea. Several people told us we could register at Ikea and I didn’t think you could but I didn’t listen to my gut. So after a long excursion to our not so local Ikea, we were told they have no registry. 🙁 The shower invites were supposed to go out Wed. but because we hadn’t registered, it was postponed. I’m really bummed; we had already picked out what we wanted. Would it be rude to write on the registry card from target that we would also enjoy Ikea gift cards since they don’t have a registry? Is there any way to word it so it doesn’t sound tacky?
Thanks again bees!
Post # 3
I think it’s ok to put it there, since a shower is for the purpose of giving gifts and it’s ok to share registry info in the invites (unlike the wedding). On the other hand, I’d probably just let people know by word of mouth that you heart Ikea stuff and therefore gift cards would be more than welcome 🙂 I think that would be easier than worrying about wording!
Post # 5
I would stick with the Target registry as the official registry and pass along the word about loving Ikea too. If Ikea isn’t local to you, is it local for any of your guests? I would think most would probably stick with the other registry anyways if they have to drive a ways to the Ikea one.
Post # 6
I would do the what soonerpsych suggested. People will probably be more likely to bring gifts to the shower than gift cards. But the gift cards could be given as wedding gifts!
Post # 7
I would stick to the target one too and perhaps pass along via word of mouth that you love ikea. If any of your guests are close to that area, (I am assuming Canton, based on your location) maybe they will pick you up an ikea giftcard. We would have also loved to do an ikea registry, and I really wish they had one. But it would be a 2 and a half hour trek for our guests so I don’t think we would have actually received anything on it.
If your guests don’t live close though, you probably wouldn’t have gotten much on it anyways. Ikea has an impossible online ordering system, where either nothing is available to buy online or you have to ship it for ungodly amounts of money.
Post # 8
@missbrit- funny, one of the employees even mentioned that practically nothing can be purchased online. We did go to the one in Canton. We have some family members from Ann Arbor and Northville which are close. We basically did the target registry just because we figured not everyone wants to make the trip out there. I guess we will have to add some stuff to our Target registry!!
Post # 9
FYI- (not that it helps you) the IKEA here in Pittsburgh just became the first IKEA in the WORLD with a wedding registry! 🙂
Post # 10
@jenirae-What?! Dang it. How does an international company only have one store with a registry. I’m sure it’s something their testing out. Guess we’ll have to push back the wedding. Haha.
Post # 11
I think adding that you would like Ikea gift cards would be fine as well….I was invited to a wedding in which the bride and groom asked for gift cards to go towards camping gear at a local store. (mind you the gift registry info was included in w/ their WEDDING invite – tacky – it was their 2nd time tying the knot w/ each other – and then they divorced a year later…)
Post # 12
Do you have a wedding website? That would be a good place for the info. And feel free to pass it on via word of mouth. You may just have to be prepared that more people might buy you “things” than gift cards.
Post # 13
Are IKEA gift cards sold at grocery store gift card centers or would the only option for guests be to drive to IKEA? If they would have to go to the physical store and it’s kind of far (you mentioned your not-so-local store) then maybe just leave all the IKEA stuff off and plan to put any cash gifts towards the things you want from there.
We were recently invited to a shower where they added a note on the invitation about Home Depot gift cards. There is a similar note on their wedding website. I think whatever you decide to do is fine.
Post # 14
Why don’t you set up a universal registry and then include the items from IKEA? You can set one up at myregistry.com or even through Amazon.com’s registry.
Post # 15
Ahhh, yes I wanted to register there also–and a lot of their stuff you can’t get online, you actually have to travel to get there. I don’t have a local ikea either (in fact, I don’t think I know anyone that does!)
Because of this I decided to go with Crate and Barrel as an alternative to Ikea–I think they have very similar items–they may be a bit pricey but it’s definitely worth it they have beautiful stuff!! Good luck!!