Post # 1
Registry is definitely happening, it’s expected from both families, that much is non-negotiable. We’ll put it on our website, as is expected in our circles.
My question is: do you care if there are a bunch of links to registries with only a few items? FI and I are the types who like to seek out cool weird stuff made by small companies, so my top-choice chopping block isn’t sold at Bed Bath and Beyond, and the linens we want are only sold by one lady making them by hand in San Francisco, etc. All of their websites have “registry” functions that are easy to use and link to, but there would be a lot of them.
Would this bother you? Do we need to cool our hipster jets and just do Bed Bath and Beyond and Macys like normal people?
All people invited are family and close friends, and our proclivity for off-beat stuff is known. I’m planning on shooting for the same item price mix regardless of where the registries are.
Post # 3
How about an online registry, like Amazon, where you can have multiple vendors listed? We almost went that route, but decided against it because our families are not overly “online savy”.
Post # 4
Could you do something like an amazon registry or myregistry that allow you to have a universal registry where you register for items from various places, but they’re all combined into one registry?
Post # 5
I did look into those, and my fear is that you have to go through and report purchasing the item, instead of it showing up automatically as purchased. Everyone invited is quite online savvy, if that matters.
Post # 6
You will probably get a lot of people who are lazy (like me!) and wait until two weeks before the wedding. That might not be enough time to get your sheets in. Or they won’t want to pay shipping on the cutting block. Or they’re not driving across town to that cute little store when there’s a perfectly good BB&B two blocks away. So you’ll wind up with a lot of stuff from the big box store or cheques. So lots of little registries might not work out in your favour.
Post # 7
That wouldn’t offend/disappoint me at all! I don’t want to force everyone to share our enthusiasm for “artisnal” products or anything, just debating the appropriateness of actually putting the stuff we really want on the list.
Post # 8
Put what you want on the list! Just be aware that it’s a wish list and you might not get it.
Post # 9
@jdhall89: I just went to a baby shower of a very fun, off beat couple. 90% of the guest list were under 35 (so pretty darn internet savvy). They had an amazon wish list, a registry at Think Geek and one at some other small place. I think I counted a grand total of TWO registry gifts at the reception.
My best friend registered on Amazon and BB&B and at her shower she ONLY got things from the BB&B registry or else people went off-registry. Again, plenty of 20-30somethings in attendance.
I’m just saying… you’d think people would be on board by now, but it seems online registries are just not that popular for whatever reason. In your shoes, I’d probably do one small registry and hope for cash. Or maybe, seeing your registries, people will just give cash.
Post # 10
My thought is why would you register for crap you dont want or need. As long as the links are easy to navigate I see no problem
Post # 11
Oh, if it matters, we’re domestic destination (hometown wedding, we both live far from extended family and went to school out of state), so very few people are local. God, we’re really putting our guests through their paces…
Post # 12
I would find it annoying to have to click many different places to get something. I’d personally try to do one or two known places, and use wedding money to get the more artisanal items.
Post # 13
Typical registries confuse me enough as it is with all the little knick knacky stuff people register for. I don;t deal with any of it, ever. I give cash, for showers and weddings.
Post # 14
I would find multiple registries annoying, and probably end up getting you a gift card to one of the bigger stores you registered at. Like someone said, BBB is right up the street from me, and I don’t have to pay shipping to go there, versus buying handmade sheets from San Francisco.
Yes, you should register for what you want, but you should also weigh out inconvenience to your guests as well.
Post # 15
I’d do at least one registry at a major store.
Post # 16
@jdhall89: we used http://www.giftregistry360.com/ – you can put all your registries in one place. Worked like a charm!