Etiquette for the Wording of a Wedding Registry

by Kelsey Casselbury ; Updated September 28, 2017

Although the ultimate joy in getting married is spending the first day of the rest of your life with your love, it's a nice bonus that a newly wedded couple also often receive gifts. Let your guests know your gift preferences with a wedding registry; however, tread carefully -- the etiquette around the registry is particular. On your wedding website or bridal shower invitation, simply include "the couple is registered at [name of store.]"

On the Wedding Invitation

Don't worry too much about the wording of wedding registry information on your wedding invitation -- if you follow standard etiquette, that information shouldn't appear at all. However, you can include the URL of your wedding website, which can contain a link to your wedding registry.

In Other Locations

It is appropriate, however, to include registry information on your bridal shower invitation -- because the purpose of the event is to "shower" you with gifts -- and on your wedding website. In this case, a simple "The couple is registered at" the store name will suffice.

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About the Author

Kelsey Casselbury has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State-University Park and formal education in fitness and nutrition. Collins is an experienced blogger, editor and designer, who specializes in nutrition, fitness, weddings, food and parenting topics. She has been published in association and consumer publications, along with daily newspapers such as The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)