Friday, March 11, 2011

Wedding Invitations Question

Question -

While having dinner with my friends the other night, we discussed the following:

Is it tacky to put your registry information in with your official wedding invitation?  Or is it helpful?

Other points made -

Is it ok to leave the registry info out of the invites if you have your registry on a wedding website that is given on a separate card in the invitation?

Who is offended by a registry card in the invite?  Older generation mainly?

I will give you my opinion after you all weigh in since I don't want to sway the answers.

PLEASE - your opinions.


Anonymous said...

I didn't include bridal registry information in my wedding invitations, because we preferred money to gifts off of our registry. I think our hope was that most of our registry items would be gone by the wedding. Regardless of what you do, there will be some guests that give you money, giftcards, gifts off of your registry, and some gifts that you did not register for at all. I dont' think you need to include where you are registered at. Your guests are going to do what they want to do, whether you include that or not.

Jill Marie said...

I think the registry is more for your bridal shower! Most people just give you money at your wedding. No one comes with a huge box with a blender in it ;) But ultimately it is your choice! I would not be offended by it at all!

Ky • said...

I'm not a huge fan of including registry information with the actual wedding invitation. (Though I think it's expected and necessary in shower invites.)

I think including your wedding website is the perfect way to get around it.

I think I'm old-fashioned in this regard.

Trophy Life said...

i think wedding website it good for this information. i know people from the older generation that actually prefer the registry info. i prefer it myself. but Anonymous (above) makes a good point that money makes sense and the registry items could be purchased for showers.

Sassytimes said...

Hmmm...I would say leave the registry information for the bridal shower and/or post to your website.

Although, I HAVE received invitations with the registry card in them and didn't really think twice about it. We're money givers, so I just pitched it. Seems like a wasted effort.

Sarah said...

I'm with everyone else. I don't think the registry information should be included with the wedding invite. A lot of your guests will have already been invited to your shower - so they already know where you are registered. and if someone else wants to know where you are registered, it wouldn't be hard for them to fine out.

Including it on your website is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I think you should leave registry info off of the actual wedding invite. Including it in the bridal shower invite is enough. I don't think I would think it was tacky necessarily but I would think of it as uncommon.

Can't wait to hear your take on this!!

Iris Took said...

This is INCREDIBLE feedback! Thank you all for commenting.

I am traditional and will not be sending the registry information with the invites - I AM, however, sending out a card with website info. The website has a TON of information on it including the registry.

There was also some worry about offending the older generation since this is really not a traditional practice. Anyone that cannot get a hold of the bride, the groom, or their mothers, is too far removed and should have been re-considered on the invite list. My opinion.

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't send anything additional IN the wedding invite that doesn't pertain to directions, menu, or hotel. I think what you were saying is that "card" you are sending will be inside the invite, which if it has a link to where you are registered, would essentially be the same as putting the registry inside. Your choice, but like was said above, money can buy the gifts and no one is going to say "well, they're not registered anywhere, I guess we'll just get them nothing."

wrestling kitties said...

Sorry, I was late to this blog....but I think you have good advice here! :)