March 11, 2010
I don't want to sound like I'm asking for gifts, but I also don't want them to waste money on things I don't need.
In your invites, slip in a little slip that lets everyone know where you are registered at. It's not a rude thing, your just putting it out there. Everyone will appreciate it and you won't have to worry about spreading the word to everyone.
Although many brides do have the info included as an insert inside the invitation. Proper etiquette does not allow info to be included in the invitation. Word of mouth is usually the best way.
Having a wedding website works well for this. Most stores give you a web link to your registry or you can ask for it, an you can link it to your site. WEdding sites also allow your guests to R.S.V.P and get other into about your wedding and directions to the venues and such. And you save paper. You can get a free wedding website from wedding wire or see if your photographer can provide you with a custom wedding site in your photography package.
That would be one of the things your maid of honor could do, get the word out to friends and family. That way it wouldn't look like you were being greedy!!!
You can have friends, family members and the bridal party spread the word regarding where you are registered. And if they ask it is okay to tell them.
It is okay to let guests of bridal showers know where you are registered because gifts are expected at showers. Many stores provide special registry cards for you to include in your shower invitations.