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I am sending out invitations for our wedding at the end of this month. We are registered at Target. When we registered, they have us little slips that say we are registered there to include in our invitations. I just read on Pinterest that you are never to include registry info in your invitations.

So do I or don't I?



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Aug. 5th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Traditionally, the rule is no registry information in wedding invitations, but it is acceptable to put it into shower invitations.
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
This -- they can go in shower invites, but they cannot go in wedding invites. You can either trust word of mouth to get the info out or put it on our wedding website.
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank U! :)
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
Use them for your bridal shower if you are having one. If not use them in your recycling bin. Will you have some sort of insert with extra information on it? We had a card that included information about the hotel where we had reserved a block of rooms and directions to the ceremony from the hotel. That card also had info for our wedding website and the registry info was on that site, not anywhere in the invitation.
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
In my part of Australia we don't really tend to do wedding showers and so if you don't put the info in the invitation, everyone ends up contacting you anyway to ask what you want for a present, which I think is much more awkward! Though traditional etiquette says don't do it, I think including the info on a separate slip packed in with the invite is more convenient for guests. It also avoids having it printed directly on the invite, which I like as it means there is some separation of the two.
Aug. 5th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Aug. 5th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC)
I was under the impression the registry info should not be on any of the 'official' invites (invitation, RSVP card, menu cards, etc) but a separate slip of paper is fine, as long at the slip's motif doesn't match the invitation's motif.
Aug. 5th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
I think it's been pretty well answered already (don't do it) but I wanted to say that if you have a wedding website, that's a really good place to put the information. I know a lot of our older guests never visited our website, but many of our younger guests followed the link from our site to our registry, ordered the gift, and had it sent straight to our house. As a guest, I appreciate the ability to do that.
Aug. 6th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
Traditionally, you weren't supposed to add registry information in invitations.

In practice, I find it very helpful when a couple does include the little slips. Not everyone is invited to the shower, and shower gifts are often a bit different than wedding gifts (especially if you're doing a traditional bridal shower). I think it was "tacky" in the old days when everyone lived in the same town and your mom and aunts could just spread the word about what you wanted, but time marches on and I think it's more helpful than rude these days.

One couple who's wedding I went to recently I don't remember if it was in their invitations but I know it was on their website. It was nice because I didn't want to call them up and be like "where are you registered?" but let's be real, your wedding guests want to buy you a gift. I hate that we all like to pretend that's not the case.
Aug. 7th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
This. We put it on our website. And the website URL was in the invites. So they could find it if they went looking! But we had a lot of other stuff on the site, it wasn't just a funnel to registry info.
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