(Closed) When do you register?

posted 9 years ago in March 2012
Post # 3
4335 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should register as close to when the shower or wedding invites are sent. I mean, have your registering completed by that time (and it took us like 3 trips to do that!) There’s nothing wrong with registering now, it just might end up being more stressful, cuz things will go out of stock and you’ll have to change things. (so if your shower is 2 months before your wedding, and invites to that are sent a month before that, then there is no need to register any earlier other than making sure you’re done by then.) However, a few people bought stuff off our registry like as soon as we announced our engagement and posted our registry info on our website! but oh well, they could have waited…

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We just registered like a week or so ago….I would say register before you do the invitation (if you are putting it on there that is) we put our registry on our website so I had to have it all done before we sent the invitations out…which I did today!

Post # 5
23 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are starting our registry next weekend before we send save the dates.  We’ll update it much closer to shower and ivitations, but our website is on our Save-The-Date Cards so we’re at least starteing a registry before they go out.  I can’t believe how many people have already asked me if we’ve registered!

Post # 6
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I registered 2 weeks ago. 

Post # 7
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My wedding is on March 31, 2012 too and we registered about 2 weeks ago.  If you go through a dominant national chain store (like Macy’s or Bed Bath and Beyond) you won’t have much trouble with items going out of stock.  We registered at both of those stores (and we may do a third but I haven’t decided yet).  You can always change it if you want, so I recommend registering now.  It was so much fun for us!

Post # 8
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We plan to go in and register late this month. We’ve got a tasting the last weekend of this August, so I think we’ll just make it a ‘wedding weekend’ and get some stuff done, the registries (or starting them, anyway) will be one of those tasks.

I’ve already had people asking us as well…we’ve still 7 months out, people! 😮

Post # 9
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re going to start registering this weekend…although I kind of have already been looking and jotting things down. lol  People are asking us as well.  I was thinking it was early, but if they’re asking, then it may be easier to just go register now.

Post # 10
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do it now if u want.

Post # 11
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well according to my Future Mother-In-Law we needed to register immediately after getting engaged because ‘so many people’ wanted to get us engagement gifts (we did not/are not having an engagement party).

We registered back at the beginning of June, and we have already received gifts.  But if it wasnt for Future Mother-In-Law I’d have waited at least until the fall probably….

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