(Closed) When did you do your registry?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The Knot says to do it right after you get engaged even if it is a year out! I think this is nonsense and I asked my Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor and they both said to wait until I got closer to my wedding date, I am getting married in July 2013 and we’ll be starting our registries in December this year. 

I would say the earliest time to plan to do this is 9 months out. 

The earlier you do it could mean more registry maintenance, as in you’ll have to check your registries to see if certain items are being sold anymore. 

Of course there is no bad time to do it either, if you really want to you can do your registries now and there will be no harm, no foul. 

Post # 4
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I di mine too early and I was like 6 or so months out I think.  I had to go in the other day because a lot of th eitems on my list were sold out (and never restocked). I had my shower in September though so had to have it done by then either way and the stroe had their annual sale, with items up to 70% in October.

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did mine before we sent our Save the Dates (just over 6 months out) – but we only are having an 8 month engagement.

I wanted our website “complete” before we sent the Save the Dates, and that included registry information. I will do a review and make any necessary revisions before the shower and wedding though, just because stock on things can change.

I’d say as long as you have it done before any shower or party invitations go out, that’s just fine. And – it doesn’t hurt to do it in advance if your tastes aren’t going to change, you don’t have to give the info to anyone.

No matter when you do it, you need to keep monitoring it as the wedding gets closer and make sure you leave a range of items on there.

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