Natalie
Beginner September 2021

Posting Wedding Registry On Facebook

Natalie, on March 7, 2021 at 11:04 AM Posted in Registry 1 31
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I know there are a lot of people who day posting your registry/wedding website on Facebook is tacky, but I’m only looking for suggestions please. With Covid, we are limiting numbers and there are quite a few friends and family that have said they want to help us out.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions of how to word on Facebook about posting about your own registry on your wall? Something more than just saying “hey this is our registry”.

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Latest activity by Kaylee, on June 9, 2021 at 12:47 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    There’s literally no good way to do this. Send your registry to those who ask for it.
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    There's really no polite way to do that. The best thing is to just tell people when they ask. So when a relative or friend asks where you are registered, it's perfectly fine to share the link or tell them you're registered at Macy's or whatever. Also, you can allow for you registries and website to be searchable, so they can just Google your name and find the info if they want to.
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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah Online ·
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    As Hannah mentioned, I would only share when someone asks. There’s really no way to post a registry on social media without coming off as looking for gifts.
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  • Natalie
    Beginner September 2021
    Natalie ·
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    So.... it’s considered rude to post it on Facebook?
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Yes. As Sarah said above, it comes off as very gift grabby to post your registry on social media. Just thinking about it, have you seen people in your social circle do that before? Are people putting up their Amazon wishlists near their birthday every year? Handing someone a list of things you want automatically gives the assumption that you want them to purchase you a gift. If you post it on social media, that may be helpful for the handful of people who specifically asked for this information, but if you're putting it in your wall for all of your FB friends to see, they then, a reasonable person will believe you are hinting to everyone on your friends list to buy you a gift. Registry information doesn't even go on wedding invitations due to the same etiquette- you do not put out the expectation of gifts to people.
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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
    Ava ·
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    I think the general consensus is that publicly posting your registry on social media seems greedy and “gift grabby”. If someone specifically asks you for your registry you could send them a private FB message with the details
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  • M
    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    Posting to Facebook would definitely come off as rude to those who aren't invited to the wedding. It would seem like you're just looking for gifts. I would just send it individually to those who ask.

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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
    Nicole ·
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    You mention that quite a few friends and family have asked to help out, so I'd simply provide them with your registry link directly!
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    It's considered pretty rude to post a link to your wedding registry on Facebook (it comes off as super gift-grabby). My suggestion would be: email your registry link to the specific people who asked for it and/or mentioned that they want to help you out.

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  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    I think its best to just send the registry to people who ask about gifts.
    Putting it on Facebook just comes off as a gift grab.
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  • Natalie
    Beginner September 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I guess how I see it, I don’t see it as rude or poor wedding etiquette. Especially now during the pandemic. It’s sad but I have more people who respond to Facebook posts than I do with text messages. Yes it may appear as a gift grabby or gift wanting, but it’s not like I’m forcing them to buy a gift. Especially if I post my wedding website off of the Knot. I have our story on there, I also have a possible link to post for a live stream, and plus the registry with things that we are needing. Plus too I have seen a number of friends post for their wedding in their page. So I guess I’m not seeing the “rudeness” of it all.
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  • M
    Dedicated September 2023
    Meghan ·
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    Can you make a Facebook group for your wedding guests? Then you can post it there.
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  • Natalie
    Beginner September 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Oh that’s actually something I haven’t thought of yet. Thank you Smiley smile
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  • A
    Expert September 2020
    Amanda ·
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    The main reason it’s perceived so poorly is because under any circumstance, covid or not, you wouldn’t share your registry with people not invited to the wedding (unless they ask you for it). I ageee with PP about making a private fb group or inviting more people to attend virtually, then it isn’t as limited.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Word of mouth only. Do not post this on Facebook or any other social media or your invites.

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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    This is a public forum, so you can't really dictate the responses you get. Don't post the registry on Facebook and provide it upon request instead. Also people can google registries if they want to find it.
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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    Are you texting people your registry?
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  • Natalie
    Beginner September 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Ummm in the past I have posted and received very hateful messages. In one page I had several people tell me that my wedding ideas are dumb and stupid for having an intimate wedding. So me asking for no negativity or and for only pointed related suggestions is not that big of a deal ask on a platform.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    If you have family and friends asking about your registry, then just tell them where you’re registered when the ask.


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  • Jasmine
    Dedicated April 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Well a former co-worker of mine posted the link to her wedding website on her Facebook wall and said something like “wedding website finally done, only x number of days”, and of course her registry is on the website along with their story, pics, etc. I’m not invited to her wedding but I didn’t feel like it was “gift grabby”, and I don’t think by posting it people will feel obligated to buy something if they weren’t intending on it. I just wouldn’t flat out post, here’s my registry.
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