(Closed) Stalking your own Registry

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 47
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

So glad this little secret is out… I’m guilty!  I stalked before my bridal shower, I’ll stalk before the wedding, and I’ll probably stalk afterwards (for no good reason at all, just to keep looking at all the neat things on my list!).  I think as long as you’re still really gracious and grateful when you receive the gifts, it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen ahead of time that they’ve been purchased.

Post # 48
28 posts

Ha – I thought I was the only one too!!!  Wedding and family stuff are getting more stressful, so sometimes I’ll check the registry and the fact that someone has actually bought the Dirt Devil is a nice little reassuring spot in my day. 

This probably won’t help… Amazon has a feature under "Add Gifts to Your Registry" called "Showcase Registries" that shows you couples in a similar geographical area or with similar tastes.  It makes it very easy to add those items directly to your own registry.  I was definitely, um, inspired by some of the showcases.

Post # 49
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

:::raises hand up high:::

 My name is venusfueri, and I am a registry stalker. One registry is starting to get some action while another is very quiet and our third only has a few items so it’s no matter with that one. 

This actually got me thinking about showers in general – because my grandmother is coming up for my sister’s graduation from college in May and can only be here for a few days, my mom planned the shower for the next day – it’s no secret that I know about it. She had heard of showers where the bride is actually there from the start time, greeting the guests individually. When I asked what time do I go there (12 or 1) she jokingly said, "11:30 so you can help me setup!" All joking aside, I do not mind at all going there to help out setup and since it’s ridiculously obvious that I know, is it a faux pas to have the bride there from the start?


I am a horrible actress (which is why I REALLY need to stop checking the "Thank You" notes manager on Macy’s!) so my reaction is going to be highly ridiculous if I pretend to be surprised. Moreover, the invitations don’t say anything along the lines of it being a surprise, but rather a "bridal luncheon." 

Post # 50
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Haven’t registered yet, but I’m sure I will be a stalker….especially close to the shower/wedding.

Post # 51
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

Oh yes, I am stalking, way too often!!! My shower is in a week and a half, so I think that I am going to try to stop until then… maybe. 

It is so fun to try to figure out who bought what! 

Post # 52
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t know how people dont stalk them.  I think that the stalking is going to be more fun than actually receiving them.  Its like a game trying to figure out who bought it, why they picked what they picked and whats going to be bought next.

Post # 53
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just found out this week that our first registry item has been "fulfilled"!! I’m so excited! Now I’m dying to know who got it!

Post # 54
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think for me it’s like this great big checklist/wishlist, and I LOVE crossing things off my lists, so when something becomes "fulfilled" I just feel so great! However, I have awhile until my showers and only a few "fulfilled" items, and as I mentioned earlier, I still stalk regularly. It’s just fun!! 

Post # 55
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh, I am so glad someone (lots of someones!) else has this "addiction"!!

I didn’t even think about, ’til Fiance wanted to add something to our BB and Beyond registry, and BAM!  Just like that, i saw "Fulfilled…"  which led to 50bajillion checks on the registry!  Invites have gone out, shower invites have gone out, so now i have multiple reasons to stalk! 


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