(Closed) Registry Woes

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think it is important to know a few things about wedding registries:

  • Many people don’t purchase gifts until 1-2 weeks before the event, often the day before (I am notorious for that), and your wedding isn’t until August.
  • Some people are anti-registry.  Be grateful for that because already knowing what you are going to get is kind of boring.  Those heart-felt and hand-picked gifts can be very special and you will never forget them or the people who give them.
  • Some people will just give you cold hard cash and that is way better than a registry gift!

Just give it some more time!

Post # 4
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I totally agree with Niki. I used to work at Macys in the bridal registry and we would get people who were buying the gift on the way to the event! Happened all the time. But I also feel that this is a time where people like to regift something they got for their wedding. There were many times where a couple would come in to return something because it wasn’t on their registry and while it would be from Macy’s it would also be 2-3 years old!

I would give it some time and not worry about it. And depending on where you registered you can get discounts on the items left on your registry after your wedding. 

Post # 5
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Don’t feel bad- I obsessively stalked ours in the weeks leading up to the shower.  

i think the other commenters are right- you may be surprised w/ the things you end up receiving! I also think it’s definitely a possibility you’ll notice items purchased the very same day as your event!

I think most people provide gift receipts these days, so don’t feel too badly about returning something if it’s not your style. IMO, it’s better that you return it and get something you like than keep it and hate it.  


Post # 6
2680 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with other posters (and checked my registry up until 5 days before when one of my BM’s made me stop).  Over half the items I received were purchased in those last 5 days.  I did receive a few items off the registry but it was still stuff I needed (towels in the color I wanted, just purchased somewhere else, frames, etc).  I do personally think you should stop looking at your registry, as hard as it is, because you will get some true excitement the day of your shower.  My excitement was seeing who the gifts were from that I already knew about and then opening gifts I had no idea I was getting 🙂

Post # 7
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just had my first shower this past weekend, and I was curious, so I looked too!  I got mostly things from my registry, and I know that people went and purchased them the day of the event!  So don’t worry about it.  Just think, do you normally buy gifts 1-2 weeks out?  I know I don’t!  🙂  I’m too much of a procrastinator.  Have fun at your shower!

Post # 9
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Registry stalking is fun and frustrating! I was so excited to see the first gift bought, but then I found myself afraid to look at it because I want the gifts to be a surprise (even if I did pick them all…). My shower weekend was one of the happiest times ever (second to getting engaged of course) — hope you have a fabulous time!

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