(Closed) Website Registry Etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you let your website redirect guests to the registry page after RSVPing?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    7 %
    No : (36 votes)
    86 %
    Unsure : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would definitely turn it off. That seems really gift-grabby to me. When I RSVP, I usually don’t intend to purchase the gift right away, and so it would not only feel like you are flat out prompting me for a gift, but that you are also prompting me to buy it RIGHT NOW.

    Post # 4
    14481 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No, I wouldnt.  If you have a website, its enough to have a table of contents or links page including a link to the registry, but not to automatically be redirected to it.  If they can get to your page to rsvp, surely they can find the registry page.

    Post # 5
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our registries are mentioned on our website, on their own page that guests can choose to check out or not. I definitely wouldn’t have the site automatically redirect to the registry after RSVPing – if I were the guest, I’d find that really off-putting.

    Post # 6
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    The only way they are acceptable on a website is if the person has to click a link (which is a kin to asking) which takes them to the registry.

    Having it auto pop-up is pretty much the same as asking for it, or giving it out unsolicited.

    People who want to find out registry information will.  No need to force it on them.

    Post # 7
    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t have your website direct guests to a registry.

    If I were a guest, I’d likely send you a gift that was specifically NOT on a registry, and pretend I didn’t realize you had one.  (But I may be a bit passive agressive!) I would be offended – it could definitely seem as though you are focused on making sure your guests (attending or not!) send you a gift – of your choosing.  It’s a bit much, IMO.

    A general mention of the stores at which are registered elsewhere on your site should be sufficient to allow you guests to find the registry.  You could even have a hyperlink there.  But I wouldn’t redirect the guests.

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