(Closed) When Do People Typically Start Buying Gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I only got one in the mail.

It seems people don’t buy them until like the week before unless for the shower. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My shower is this Saturday and I’ve noticed that more people have been purchasing items off of our registry this past week…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Usually the day before the wedding… we’re very last minute; but I rarely think about other people’s weddings until it’s time to prepare for it (think about what to wear, hair, etc.)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, you’ll probabaly get some off there a few days before any showers or the wedding. = )

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I got some right after the shower invitations went out but I started getting more within a week or 2 of our wedding invitations going out.  Alot of people also brought them to the reception and we still received them up until a couple months after the wedding 😉

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol I think it’s the little kid in me, but when I read posts like this all I can think is “presents, Presents, PRESENTS!!!”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve gotten one present in the mail so far, from someone who can’t make it to the shower.  I don’t think we’ll get any actual wedding presents until later.

I have been peeking at the registry (bad, I know!) and there’s a few things purchased, but not a ton.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We received gifts about 2-3 months before the wedding when the invites went out.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had my wedding shower and alot of people bought of my Target and Bed Bath and Beyoned registries. After that I haven’t seen any activity on my registries and I’m only about nine days away from our wedding. So I’m going to say probably the weekend, week or day of your wedding to be honest! I bought a friends wedding gift the day of the wedding! I know I’m bad but I promise I’m not always like that.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was wondering this as well. We just sent our invites last week. Yesterday someone purchased something off our registry which was fun to see. Of course now I’m peeking a lot out of curiosity, but so far no more action. I’m curious to see when the majority of gifts are purchased. I always buy gifts right away (because I like to have a good selection) but I realize most guests wait longer.

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