(Closed) What would you do?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you register?
    Yes, register! : (17 votes)
    68 %
    No, too grabby! : (8 votes)
    32 %
    Other (Explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’ve never thought of the absence of a registry as a cash grab, and I think most people don’t see it that way either – there are several reasons people might choose not to do a registry, and I can see why in your situation it might feel silly or unnecessary to create a registry for an intimate wedding of only 25 guests.  If I were having a wedding limited to only a few close family members, I probably wouldn’t see the need for a registry either, as my truly close family members are the kind of people who would just ask my mom what kind of wedding gift might be nice or useful.  So I don’t think that not having a registry is offensive.

    Post # 4
    Member
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am also having a small wedding (10 people) with an ATR to follow, maybe another 50 people there. We registered because people were asking where we were registered. We are not telling people we are unless asked (as in not sending out those registry cards to everyone). We don’t expect anything, but its better to register and get things you need/want, than random stuff. Plus, some places give you a discount after the wedding to buy things off your registry that you did not receive, so after the wedding we can purchase the things we really want and save some money. 

    Post # 5
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    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Aure: We are having a similar sized wedding and we too had trouble deciding if we should register. I wanted to, but Fiance was a little hesitant because we can buy these items ourselves, so he thought it seemed silly to ask people to buy them for us. Ultimately thought, like a PP said, people were asking us where we registered, so we made a universal amazon registry.

    I put 2 expensive things on it, we need a knife sharpener ($150) and I put a set of mixing bowls on that match a set of measuring cups that Fiance bought me ($120). The rest of items are kitchen utensils. Like a garlic press, a French whisk, a pasta measuring tool, new oven mitts, a platter, etc. Those items are all between $10-$40.

    I’m not expecting much, but it was still fun to put the list together with Fiance, and it’s really nothing that we need, but just stuff we want.

    Post # 7
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    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We were in the same situation and were also established, but after friends and out-of-town family members kept asking for a registry, we decided it just made it easier on them.

    Post # 8
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You can also register for entertaining stuff that’s nice but you wouldn’t already have. I just bought a friend a gift who didn’t register, and it was freaking agonizing! Trust me, guests will appreciate it!

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