(Closed) When are you supposed to register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh gosh, we registered more than a year out. When we got engaged, our parents were asking us to register for a couple of things because they wanted to buy us stuff for our home, but wanted to make sure we liked/wanted it.

So we went out to the stores shortly after πŸ™‚ But we added the majority of our stuff about 10-ish months out. We just registered for a few things we knew we wanted right off the bat.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Remember here at WB you can ask any questions you want no matter how many times its been asked Laughing

Register when you would like – more than 90% of our guests are from Out of Town so we registered straight away, right at the 9 month mark actually.  We first browsed stores and tried to think where it would be best and how many stores we have to register at.  We decided on 3! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We still haven’t finished ours and my wedding is in June!  I say, as long as you haven’t sent out invites for the shower or wedding and haven’t really started telling people where yet…you can do it whenever you want!

Just remember that some places will rotate merchandise and clearance out older styles on somethings…probably more common at a Target with linens and stuff like that.  But as long as you check up on it, no worries!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I registered over a year and a half in advance because we were having an engagement party. It was fine, except a few things were discontinued, so we had to update it. I think you can start now if you really want, just make sure to keep an eye out for discontinued items.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just registered last weekend and my wedding is in a month!!!!! Talk about procrastination!

I actually never wanted to register but my sister and a couple of friends talked me into it.  They were insisting that they should have something to give me in my shower.  I guess that’s true.  I don’t really want them to give me all lingerie or other random house stuff that I might not like.  So I registered the last minute πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ummmm, haha, I’m getting married in six months and still haven’t registered!  I do plan to do that this month though.  No one has asked me about a registery (bummer) either so probably doesn’t matter for my situation–of course eventually I do need one!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so happy to read that I am not the only procrastinator! Our wedding is the end of May and we haven’t registered yet either. In our defense slightly, though, we just got engaged on Christmas. Planning on registering this month. We are not having a shower (except @ my work maybe?) so it’s not a big deal. I wasn’t even going to register becuase we are having such a small wedding and everyone is traveling from out of town, but FI’s family talked us into it since they are hosting a second reception for us in our home state in October.  πŸ™‚

So, as you can see, you are more than fine to register now (keeping in mind the whole discontinued item thing) or wait a bit! Good luck and have fun!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that as long as you register before your shower invites go out, you’ll be good to go! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If now is a convenient time for you to go, then I think you should get it started.  You definitely don’t want to do several stores in one day, so spread it out if you can.  We started registering at Crate & Barrel but changed our minds and will be doing a BB&B one soon.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just started registering for my wedding in August.  I plan to finish up in the next month  or so…showers will start in May I think.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I registered about 10 months beforehand.  Except for one bridesmaid who took advantage of holiday sales, I didn’t get any other gifts until my shower.

It’s actually been a bit of a pain that I registered so far in advance.  Besides stuff being discontinued, I literally forgot I had a registry at a store!  Once I got a gift from there, I checked and realized that I indeed had a registry there.  Whoops! 

New stuff came out that I liked better and we found out we’re moving across the country to a smaller apartment after the wedding, so I’ve been changing stuff every few weeks!

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