(Closed) Wedding Registry Info – Tacky to include on the invitation?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Most invitations I have received have the registry info on a little piece of paper or a card tucked inside the invitation. I have never seen an invitatiion with registry info on it.

Post # 5
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would put all the information on your website and have a card in the invitation sweet tell people for more information please see our website. 

Post # 6
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not a fan of including registry info with the invitation. I didn’t do this.

Instead, I included this information on my wedding website. I also informed my mom and honor attendants. Word of mouth is an effective way to spread the word.

In addition, with the internet, it is really easy to find a registry.

Between word of mouth, the wedding website (which isn’t a necessity), and the internet, I think people will figure it out with out me having to include it with the invite.

Post # 7
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had several people who called or emailed to let us know they received the invite and to ask about registry info. Our parents have also spread the word and if we had a website we woulda put it on there as well.

Post # 8
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m going to include a small card saying ‘For additional information, please visit our wedding website at http://www.meandFI.com and list my registry info there, along with directions, maps, hotels, etc.  This is basically an indirect way of letting your guests know if they need to without breaking etiquette…I think lol.

Post # 9
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Jadore….my answer is that only you know your target audience. When I sent out my sister’s invites I include the registry info as an additional insert in the wedding invitation. That’s because I knew that the majority of her guests are not internet savvy and prefer you to let them know, in plain English, where they can go to buy a gift. Therefore, if I didn’t include the insert, nobody was going to try and figure out where the information was. Everyone LOVED her invite suite and nobody thought including the registry info was tacky.

Post # 10
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Like @LpCutipie, we’re just relying on word of mouth. I personally would not put registry information in an invitation. However, I just got an invitation with registry information printed on directly on the invitation itself, and I wasn’t offended or put out by it at all.

Post # 11
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We included wording on our “Directions” insert that directs guests to our wedding website.

Post # 12
4485 posts
Honey bee

First, the word “tacky” is incredibly overused to the point that it has no meaning and is frequently used for things it doesn’t even apply to.

That said, it is considered improper and rude to include registry information in the invites as it makes the couple look greedy. Information on where the couple is registered is spread via word of mouth. Attendants are given the information and guests know to ask them, or ask the parents (if they were given the information as well).

Post # 13
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you “care” about following the etiquette rules, technically, you shouldn’t put your registry info in the invitation (including as a separate card in the invitation).  You can spread the word thru word of mouth.  And most younger people know you can find registries easily by searching on weddingchannel.com or similar sites.

If you don’t really care, or if it’s normal for your family/friends, just include it as a separate card with your invite – you wouldn’t be the first bride to do so.

Post # 14
165 posts
Blushing bee

Is including your registry info. in your invitation helpful to your guests?  Yes.  Is it tacky to include it? Yes.  Links to your registries on a wedding website and word of mouth should suffice.  Plus most woman who have gotten married in the past few years, have friends who have gotten married, or are family of someone who has gotten married knows weddingchannel.com is an easy search too.

Post # 15
5385 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

When I talk about what etiquette says, my family looks at me like I lost my mind. They all expect to find in insert with the invite with the information. They do not want to guess where I am registered. So, to save the headache, I will include the registry info.

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