March 4

Sending Custom Registry Cards with Your Invitations: Rant or Rave

Traditional wedding etiquette tells us that it’s not appropriate to include registry information on or with your wedding invitations. But, some couples are willing to bend the rules to ensure their wedding gifts come from their registry, and one way they’re doing this is with custom business cards.

Our parent company, Tiny Prints, offers a wealth of chic business cards that you can customize to your liking—and that includes personalizing a design with your wedding registry information. While this might be a fun way to spread the word about your bridal shower, some might argue that it’s in bad taste to include with your wedding invitations. Where do you stand?

What do you think about creating custom business cards to serve as registry cards? Would you break tradition and etiquette standards to ensure your wedding gifts came off your registry? Have you sent or received custom registry cards with wedding invitations? Rant or rave about it!

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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.

9 thoughts on “Sending Custom Registry Cards with Your Invitations: Rant or Rave

  1. Angie

    I don’t think that there is anything wrong including your registry info on a wedding invite. In my culture, (parents are Portuguese), we are acccustomed to giving money at a wedding. Including info about your registry gives people an option and takes the guess work at what you want from your wedding. That’s my two cents.

  2. Melissa

    Huge rant! Not sure when people started thinking this was ok, but I received several of these last summer. There is nothing tackier than having one of these “buy me a gift” tags fall out of an invitation before you even open it!

  3. jackie

    I think it is fine. You can either buy them a gift you know they want or ignore it and buy them something they may hate. I think it is helpful to know what the couple needs, likes and wants. I wouldn’t want to go to the store blind and pick out any old thing, i would rather get them a gift they wanted and would be useful to them.

  4. Devon

    I think that in this day in age you can find another way to let people know where you are registered without putting it in your invitation. There are so many couples that use free wedding websites to let their guests know information about their wedding – including where they are registered. There is a couple that my mother works with that did this in a really cool way.
    They made it as part of their theme, I put the link below

    http://www.candace-and-joel.info/

    Their registry is under stuff to get us. What is really neat is that their actual invitation was a video game that they sent in disc form but also put it on the website under game. Take a look. So cool.

    I think that this is a perfectly acceptable way to let your guests know about your registry and still abide by ettiquite. An unconventional way of being conventional.

  5. Hana

    Personally I think its okay (and a lot of couples do it)… Professionally (I speak for http://www.weddingrepublic.com) we find that many people still have an issue with this. One way around it is to include your wedding website on your invitation – you guests visit the site which of course should include a link to your registry. The card is cute though ;)

  6. CB

    Not okay.

    As mentioned in a previous comment, there are other tactful ways to relay your registry information {bridal shower invites, wedding website, etc}. Do NOT risk offending your guests by plastering the info anywhere near your wedding invitation.

  7. Angie

    People keep referring to wedding websites, but what do you do for guests who don’t own or use a computer??

  8. Christine

    I have recently had this problem thats why I am reading all of these suggestions. I am getting married in a couple months and in a short time we will be mailing our invitatoins out. We have decided not ask for any household goods because we have two of everything, I have printed small business cards stating we do not want any gifts but if they would like to help they can visit our honeymoon fund website. So, here’s where my problem comes in, is it wrong to send a small card with the invite to send them to a website, that will ask for a donation to our honeymoon? Also we have plenty of guests that we are just mailing an invitation to that wont attend, (they are family out of state), I dont want to mail out two seperate things, but I don’t want people to think I’m being greedy…I wish I could say “help if you like, but even if you don’t we are going on a honeymoon anyways”…And also what about the older family members that don’t use computers? What to tell them?

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