July 9

Rant or Rave: Buying Off the Registry or Not?

From bed linens and kitchen towels to wine glasses, wall decor and even down to a doormat, wedding registries serve the ultimate wish list for a bride and groom. Aside from allowing couples to collectively outfit their new life, wedding registries exist to make guests’ lives easier. Plus, they have that added benefit of greatly reducing unwanted and duplicated gifts.

Bed sheets and vacuum cleaners may not be the most personal gifts, but chances are if they registered for it, they will still find it thoughtful. Still, we hear time and again stories of guests who chose to do their own thing when it comes to gift giving, rather than following a registry.

Should guests be entitled to buy gifts they choose or do you find that selfish? Have you strayed from a registry to buy the perfect gift for a friend? Do guests who choose not to buy off the registry make you want to rant or rave?


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Hometown: St. Louis, MO Favorite Color: Pistachio Favorite Movie Wedding Moment: The airplane scene in The Wedding Singer Jessy is a Jr. Writer at Tiny Prints. When she was seven, she declared herself "Jessy" (from her given name, Jessica) because she wanted to be a little different. Which is exactly what led her to Tiny Prints-her love for all things unique, memorable and personal! Letterpress printing makes her swoon and she has an affinity for fresh designs with a hint of vintage. In addition to her passion for paper goods, Jessy loves dogs, llamas, autumn, farmers' markets, live music, skeleton keys, extra sprinkles, beating boys in sports, running, antique stores and a book that’s hard to put down.

2 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Buying Off the Registry or Not?

  1. After Yes

    I think it’s only OK to shop off the registry if you give a gift receipt, but I prefer guests who stick to the registry – the bride and groom spend a lot of time picking that stuff out, why stray?

  2. Jon_Elle

    Rant…hello!! We register for things we want! If we wanted what you got us, it would have been where? That’s right…on the list.


    What is even worst is if they don’t include a gift certificate…argh!


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