(Closed) Wedding Invites—-Registry info

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Word of mouth.  Parents and bridal party can spread the info to your guests.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Did you include info about your wedding wesbite?  That is the best place to put registry information anyhow. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You aren’t supposed to send out registry information to your guests.  Word of mouth or the wedding website only.

Post # 7
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Are your registries online? If so, they can pretty easily be found via Google. Guests will also check for your names at the “standard” stores like Macy’s.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

HA then you made the best mistake possible because you aren’t really supposed to send that in invitations! Word of mouth or a wedding website.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hah, yes, smartest “mistake” you could have made.

But if guests don’t know from word of mouth, you can Google pretty much anyone these days and find where they’re registered. And if you had a bridal shower, then guests should already be pretty aware of where you guys are registered.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Beckster329:  “You aren’t supposed to send out registry information to your guests.  Word of mouth or the wedding website only.”

I’d have to disagree with you on that one. Word of mouth is ok but it’s not mandatory. I registered at Kohl’s and Target and both gave me cards to send with the invites. Every wedding I’ve been to they made note of where they were registered on the invites. A lot of couples do not have wedding websites (we don’t) so the whole wedding website bit doesn’t really apply. Not only that but some people aren’t tech saavy. I’ve got some family members that don’t even own a computer or have access to one. There is absolutely nothing wrong with announcing where you’re registered.

@TonyaH08:  However in your case, word of mouth would be your best bet seeing that the invites are already out.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Emily Post and Martha Stewart have written numerous lists and articles regarding this.

Even if your store provides them, do not include little cards that contain information about your registry. And don’t add the registry information to your invitation itself in any other way. It’s impolite for you to start the conversation about gifts. Even if some guests find it convenient, others will think it seems greedy. Ask family and friend to spread the news when people ask; you can also put this information one level down on a wedding website, and mention it to anyone who asks you directly.

 

But if everyone wants to continue fighting etiquette and social life cycle experts, well then hell, just go all out and disregard politeness and tact altogether.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

in Australia it’s sent with the invitations. It is not bad form, it is just how it is done.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ArmyWife8806:  There’s always debate on the Bee about this, and people argue for both sides.  I continue to think it’s rude to include registry information in invitations, but to each her own!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You guys can’t really tell her it’s not proper.  It’s not you’re decision to make.  If you dOnt want to do it fine but everyone can do what they want 

 

I sent registry cards with my invites because I wanted to.  I have a registry for a reason.  

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