Now that you've registered for wedding gifts, it's time to communicate your registry information to your guests. What's the best way to spread the word? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your registry questions in our daily post.
We didn't include gift registry information on our wedding invitations. How do we let people know where we've registered?
That was a good move not including registry information on the invite—the invitation is certainly not the right place to include a request for gifts. The point of an invitation is to tell your guests how much you love them and want them to be by your side on your wedding day. There should not be any mention of an expectation for a gift, even though, yes, that would be the easiest and most obvious place.
It may sound old fashioned, but word of mouth is still the best way to loop everyone in on your registry. Make sure that those closest to you (your parents, his parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen) have the registry information handy because often they will receive the phone calls from guests with questions about what to get you. But besides word of mouth, the simplest way to share registry details to your guest list is via a wedding website. Once you've set one up, you can include the URL in your invitations, and then guests can head there to get all sorts of additional wedding info—location details, directions, attire suggestions, and, of course, your registry.