(Closed) Registry Regrets… I want to return it ALL!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m just curious…what was the thought process behind registering for “filler,” which I’m assuming means stuff you didn’t really want in the first place?

Post # 5
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sure you can return it if you want to, but I don’t understand the concept of registering for things you don’t want. I would think that you would register for only things that you wanted and could use and be happy with whatever your guests decide to purchase for you.

Post # 7
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Can you exchange the ‘filler’ stuff for your favorite things?

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Many people buy things at the last minute, so you may still get the things you really wanted.

Post # 10
71 posts
Worker bee

First, give it some time.  Many people don’t buy gifts until the day of the party.  Second, people are drawn to what interests them on the registry or what they know to be a nice item to have.  You may not have the same inclinations they do.  That’s what the monetary gifts can be used for! 

Post # 11
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t know… the way I see it– they bought it for you because they thought you wanted it. If they knew you would prefer something else, they probably would have bought that for you instead, so I don’t really see a huge issue with exchanging the items. But that’s just me.

I think when I buy something off a registry, I pick something that fits in my budget and something closest to what I’d buy if I didn’t have a registry to choose from. But I wouldn’t care if you exchanged it, because it’s not something I put a whole lot of thought and effort into (like Christmas/ birthday presents– those are really personal to me). I just sort of pick whatever off the registry and go with it. So it wouldn’t bother me in the least if you exchanged it. Does that make sense?

Post # 13
1011 posts
Bumble bee

I’d wait to return.  You may end up getting lots of gift cards with which you can buy your more desired items using your completion discount.  I kinda had the opposite problem.  i registered for some big things, thinking I’d just buy them later.  I was hoping to get lots of the “filler” items.  Well, I had to go back and buy those myself after!  But, since I had gift cards and a completion discount, I got a better deal.

Post # 15
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would wait until after the wedding to worry about it. people still have a lot of gift buying to do!

Post # 16
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i agree that you shouldnt really think about returning anything yet, until the wedding is over, people may still buy the gifts you really wanted. i do think that by registering for items that u didnt really want you have defeated the whole purpose of having a registry in the first place

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