(Closed) Separate Registry for Shower?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m not sure what etiquette dictates, but I decided to make a separate registry for my shower to include some of the little things I’d like to be gifted!  HOWEVER, I am NOT passing along this information to the guests…ONLY to my mom and sister who are throwing the shower for me, in the event that people ask them what I would like, they can tip them off!  πŸ™‚  This way, we all stay organized and it is all done in a polite manner.  FYI:  my shower registry is very short, and it includes the Garter Set I’d like to wear on my wedding day, along with the bridal robe I’d like to get ready in.  Also, a few cute lacey bridal thongs I found on VS.com and some College Football gear (since our wedding day is on the BIGGEST rival game that my school plays! haha).  These gifts are more personal, and tailored to me, and I thought that if people wanted to gift me something a little more personal than, say, a fry pan, they would be able to do so with the help of my mom and sister!  πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thats what we did. We made a honeymoon registry in hopes of a lot of people using it but then made another one so people would have a physical gift to bring.  I know a lot of the older women we are inviting would be happier actually bringing a gift than just purchasing something towards our online registry.  Our hopes of just having a few things for the shower ended up with a huge registry. OOPS. Hopefully a lot of people will utilize the honeymoon registry but I guess we’ll find out!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Honestly, I know I already reposted, but I think as long as you create a shower registry, and distribute it to say, your mom, any siblings and other close bridesmaids, the word will get out.  This way, you’re not breaching any code of etiquette, because most etiquette says that even announcing your registry is a faux pas and that the info should be passed solely by word of mouth.  Which seems tedious and annoying to me, however, in the effort to not offend even the most uptight of guests, I think this is your best bet! πŸ™‚  I think it’s absolutely fine to have a shower registry, it’s just how you choose to announce it that is the important part if you are concerned about etiquette.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it is fine to do a seperate registry. Some guests might like this if they are old fashioned and the honeymoon registry puts them off. I don’t think it will cause any breach of etiquette and it couldn’t hurt to have one for guests who don’t know what to do.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@Mrs. Meowerson:  ohh, I gotcha.  πŸ™‚  I thought you were wondering if it was like, a faux pas…but I realize that you’re wondering since you already have a Honeyfund…would it be odd to ask for physical items as well?  I don’t think so at all!  I think it caters to different people’s tastes! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s a good idea to do a seperate registry.  Not everyone may feel like they want to do the honeymoon thing and it’s better to give people options that you’d still be happy to receive then to have someone decide they want to buy you a physical gift but have no guidance.  After all, who wants 10 towels in colors that don’t match the bathroom?

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