(Closed) When should I register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would wait to register until you are close to sending out invitations for your shower or wedding.  Otherwise, you will have to keep replacing the inventory on there.

Post # 4
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can register anytime!!  I think I registered 9 months before we got married!!  Then I added throughout those months:)

Post # 5
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our wedding is in October 2011 and we are waiting until June/July to register. If I were you, I would say the beginning of Spring would be good. If you register too early, you run the risk of the items your registering for being discontinued.

Our friends had a 6 month engagement so they registered around the 5 month mark. They ended up having to re-register for nearly half of the items on their original registry because they were discontinued. Lets just say, they were none to pleased. 

Post # 6
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for asking!! 🙂

Post # 7
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re registering sometime within the next two weeks (I told FH we have to do it before my spring semester starts January 10 lol).  Our first shower is in mid-March (over my spring break) so a little more than 3 months from now.  I think you can register when ever you want, as long as you pay attention to make sure you take discontinued items off and put new items on in their place.  I just want to make sure it’s done before shower invitations are sent out.

Post # 8
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We registered right before my bridal shower which was October for a January wedding, about 3 months.  And we are at 3 weeks out and have not had to replace anything that became discontinued.

Post # 9
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

our wedding was just about a year before yours (aug 7 2010) and we registered right around thanksgiving, just since that’s when we had the time to do it. we had to replace some things on the registry that were discontinued, but mostly it was small things, and it was so easy to do online that we didn’t mind. most people didn’t send us gifts until the invites went out, but in my experience there’s really not much downside to registering early, and you might be less likely to get off-registry gifts you don’t want 😉

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