(Closed) What’s the point of a registry…

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think most people like to wait until the last minute to buy gifts. I just went to a wedding yesterday, and I didn’t get the couple a gift until a few days ago. You’ll probably see more activity on your registry the closer it gets to your wedding.

Post # 4
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I understand what you mean! I think it’s just that people wait to go shopping. Or, in my case, whenever BBB mails out another 20% off coupon is when I see things disappear :-). Last weekend, I had a bunch of things disappear off our registry for our shower that was (at that point) three weeks away. I thought that maybe some more things would go this weekend, but nothing. The weather was beautiful, so I’m guessing people were enjoying themselves outside.

  I know that I’m normally a “wait until the day of” shopper. For the last shower I attended, I went to get the gift on the Tuesday before the shower (which was on a Saturday), and I was proud of myself for going that early.

  I understand where you’re coming from…I love seeing stuff go off of the registry! It’s not because I’m “gimme, gimme, gimme”, but it’s fun to imagine using it in our new home.

Post # 5
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Most people wait until last minute, and if you didn’t have a shower, you might not get the much from your registry because a lot of people give cash. People who order a gift online or one that the store doesn’t stock will probably have it shipped to you. People who buy the gift locally may bring it.

You will see activity the week before and even after your wedding.

Post # 6
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I usually wait until the week before the event to buy gifts, if not the night before. 

Post # 7
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I bring it to the wedding… and my registries went crazy in the week before each shower… and then in the week before the wedding – So fear not! 🙂
Are you having any showers?? 

Post # 9
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally agree with PPs!  I am one of those who now waits to buy gifts until very close to the wedding.  I got irritated about buying gifts too early for couples who later broke up – then never sent the gift back OR a thank you card.  Yeah.  That happened twice. 

Don’t worry, this also may be a sign that lots of people are giving you cash or gift cards which may be even more useful to you.  🙂

Post # 10
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I always buy something from the registry right after the wedding and have it mailed to them.  I don’t like lugging a gift to the wedding, plus I like getting the couple something that others overlooked on their list.

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