(Closed) Why does registry info not go in wedding invites?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  I can’t speak for Australia but in the US it’s considered rude to include registry info with the wedding invitation (some people still do it anyway) because it’s a way of asking for/ expecting gifts. This information is usually spread through word of mouth or a bridal shower invitation. The bridal shower is more of a registry gift giving occasion. 

Post # 4
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s just kind of a faux pas since gifts aren’t supposed to be mentioned or assumed even though most people bring them anyway. Bridal shower invites are a good way to convey this info

Post # 6
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  Registry or wishing well info in invitations appears to be the accepted norm in Austrailia.  Since your in Austrailia, it’s fine. include your registry.

Here in the US, it’s considered asking for gifts and that’s not considered proper here as a general rule – there are a few places that registry info is common accodring to some Bees.  Sometiomes US brides put registry info on their wedding website and put the wedding website in their invitations, that bit of separation seems to make it more palatable.

Every country has their unqiue wedding traditions and rules.  The registry etiquette rules are one of those things that varies.

Post # 7
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

In Australia it is perfectly normal and acceptable to include a registry insert in the wedding invitation. Every single wedding bar one that I have been to has done this (either registry or wishing well card). It is expected here. No one does the ‘word of mouth’ thing and get’s their family to spread the word amongst everyone as to where the couple is registered.

The difference may be because we do not generally have bridal showers in Australia that you register and receive gifts for. Most couples also do not have wedding websites here where that information could be put.  Therefore the registry/wishing with the wedding is totally expected with the wedding invitation and guests want to know about it so they can plan accordingly.

Post # 8
10642 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

In general, I’ve heard Australians are much more upfront and direct than Canadians (and also Americans).  Some of what is fine there, would be seen as rude here.  I haven’t been there to see this for myself.

My guess is this extends to registries.

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