Post # 1
Ok. So I’m a bit frustrated. My Future Mother-In-Law sent out the invites a couple days ago and I forgot to give her the registry inserts so they were recieved with no registry info. I know that that would have been bad etiquite anyway but I was prepared to toss that rule out the window. I worked really hard on the registries and now I don’t think anyone will use them.
We don’t have room in our appartment for a bunch of random stuff…and I didn’t make a website so I can’t even add stuff to that D:
Has anyone else made a mistake that they can’t fix on something due to being tired and worn out?
Post # 3
Just to clarify, I’m not frustrated with FMIL, just with the fact the I didn’t think of it.
Post # 4
@wederly: I have but at work. I can usually find a way to fix it. In this case I voted you are lucky because I would be taken aback to receive someone’s registry info with a STD. It’s a bit too early to tell people where you want stuff from. I would just add the inserts into the bridal shower invitations.
Post # 5
OH SHOOT! I meant to put invites…yeah…I’m THAT tired. Save the dates were sent months ago. lol
Post # 6
All is not lost, it’s only April! Maybe someone will host a shower for you? You can also ask your parents and your in laws to spread the word about your registries, which is what etiquette dictates anyway. Is it too late for you to make a website? It’ll help them spread the word about your registries.
I totally know how you feel though, I just started my registries (why are they so freaking difficult to make), and I wouldn’t want them to go to waste either.
Post # 7
ohhh…I will admit I was thinking you are nuts but wouldnt say it bc that would be snarky. Haha! Ok, like a PP said (and also me) put it in your shower invites. That’s when people bring an actual “gift” anyway (atleast in my area). For weddings people will bring cash/checks/gift cards. Also, a wedding website can take you about 10-15 minutes to make so you can do that quickly. On top of that…word of mouth : )
Post # 8
I dont know who voted tacky.
That just sucks.
Maybe let your familys and BMs know you need to spread the word re: where you are registered and have them mention it to people.
Post # 9
Thank you guys for the support! It kind of sucks because I have been really clear about now wanting a bridal shower because I live 3 hours away from my family and where the wedding is. Boy, do I regret that now. Lol.
As for the website, that crossed my mind but I’m not sure how to let people know I have one since I can’t put it in the invite or STD, haha.
So I guess word of mouth for me and hopefully if I get a bunch of stuff off registry it will be really heartfelt gifts, have a reciept, or be money.
Thanks for the support ladies!!!
Post # 10
Don’t worry! A simple google search and you can find anyone’s registry! My FMIhoodie the same and everyone bought off my registry. Everyone! They went by word of mouth. My Maid/Matron of Honor threw me a shower that included the info and half went off registry. You just never know either way!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Can you make a small website with “extra details” like what to wear, etc. and include the registry on that, and then e-mail all your guests letting them know that if they need any extra info, to look there?
Post # 12
Don’t worry. People will definitely ask (either you or your family) where you’re registered. The people who don’t ask probably would have gone rogue anyway. You’ll always get some off-registry gifts, no matter what.
Post # 13
Don’t worry…even though I had not planned on using registry inserts and didn’t even get any, my mom took it upont herself to add the info to all the invitations using clear address labels….uggh! =(( Still, hardley anyone used the registries…In my opinion more than one registry is a huge waste of time….(I had 3 and worked really hard on them) people mostly gave cash, which is fine with me!