Can I Register For Thrift Store Wedding Gifts?

Thrift Store Registry Mariel Hannah Photo

You want your wedding gifts to match your style, but the look you’re going for is kitschy and eclectic and you’d prefer things secondhand, figuring out where and how to register can get a little tricky. Right now, our etiquette community board is buzzing on the topic of thrift store registries and the best way to register or let guests know that you’re not exactly looking for something brand new or that you’d prefer a hodge podge mix of dinnerware instead of a cohesive set. If you’re looking to go this route with your registry, here’s our advice:

Think bridal shower.
Instead of a traditional tea party or around-the-clock themed bridal shower let whomever is hosting for you know that you’d be thrilled to have a flea market or garage sale-theme where everyone brings something found or used for the to-be-weds. Cute right? This will help get the word out about your style.

Keep your registry small.
For your wedding, make a traditional registry that includes just a few things that you might want brand new like towels and sheets. Items like glasses and plates can typically be purchased in sets of four or six, and most couples just register for a few sets of the same item. Instead, you could register for a few sets in different colors or for sets that coordinate, but don’t match exactly. When registry gifts run out, many guests will probably gift cash, so you can hit the thrift store and pick out exactly the items you want. If guests ask what you’d like then it’s fine to let them know that, actually, you love unique thrift store items (like a retro 70s style-fondue set). Your guests will be excited knowing that they’re getting something you’ll actually love and use.

Use a universal registry.
Some registries (like also have the option for you to write in items you want, but not link to an actual product, so you could add things like “Set of 12 colorful, mismatched plates,” and let your guests get creative with the gifting. Another great registry option is which has a lot of vintage and handcrafted goods, which is perfect if you love that thrift store look.

Have other ideas? Join the conversation about thrift store registries!

Want more? Of course you do!

> 10 registry must-haves

> 10 registry ideas you didn’t think of

> Hot wedding registry trends for 2014

What to Do If Your Fiance Doesn't 'Get' Wedding Etiquette | Beautiful Day Photography |
What to Do if Your Fiance Doesn't "Get" Wedding Etiq...
Hot Topic: Are Bridal Showers Going Out of Style? |
Hot Topic: Are Wedding Showers Going Out of Style?
Can I Register for Toilet Paper? |
Can I Register For Toilet Paper?
Ban Wedding Guests From Ordering Shots |
Can We Ban Our Guests From Taking Shots?
Is It Okay to Do a Dollar Dance?
Child at a wedding
Hot Topic: How Do You Tell Guests You're Having a Child-F...
  • 09/02/14 at 01:34

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but
    after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to
    me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
see more
  • Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 1,104 other followers

    %d bloggers like this: