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#1 Jacqueline

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    Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

    There is one photographer that we are leaning towards. They offer a registry, something that's apparently a "new thing", ?? They have lil cards that can be placed in the shower invites so people know I registered with them. Part of me thinks its great then I think, is it tacky?? Joe seems to think it's great b/c we will have our pix forever and what a great gift, ya know? What do you think?

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

    jac, being a bride, if i got your shower invite with a photog registry and a gift registry thing like for C&B too, i would totally do the photog registry because i know how important photos are for a wedding and that we cant always afford the photog we really want, so often we end up going with someone we like a little less just because its what we can afford. i say go for it!

    #3 jajajaja

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      Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

      I don't think it's tacky but I'm not exactly ms. etiquette. I think most people understand how expensive photos are and what a great gift to the bride and groom!
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      #4 Alyssa

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        Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:05 PM

        honestly, i wouldn't do it. i think other recent brides might understand but most people will be like WTF?

        #5 rodent

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          Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

          I might do it, but leave the info on your website & not do the inserts. I'd rather pitch in for a photographer than buy someone a set of tea cups. But, I do think that is a bride thing. If I recieved a registry to help cover the cost of catering I'd think WTF.

          #6 boscobel

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            Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:17 PM

            I dont know. I mean, if people can do honeymoon registries and that isn't tacky, then I wouldn't see how this is....

            But what if you only got like $50 towards this photog? Then you are commited to them and they are out of your budget. What would you do then??

            ETA: I see now that you never said they were out of your budget, so my comment might not apply, but I guess still something to think about...

            #7 Jacqueline

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              Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

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              Originally Posted by carly
              I dont know. I mean, if people can do honeymoon registries and that isn't tacky, then I wouldn't see how this is....

              But what if you only got like $50 towards this photog? Then you are commited to them and they are out of your budget. What would you do then??

              ETA: I see now that you never said they were out of your budget, so my comment might not apply, but I guess still something to think about...
              Well they arent out of our budget, thats not why i'm interested in the registry. They just offer it so I thought why not utilize it.

              My sister said "If you got that in an invite to a friends shower, what would you think about it?" i said "i wouldnt give a shit, its where they registered..." so she laughed and said well theres your answer. haha but of course im still un sure cause im a freak and "indecisive" is my middle name.

              #8 jajajaja

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                Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:34 PM

                I think it's totally different than asking someone to chip in for the caterer. If I were to get a registry card for photography, I would assume that my gift would be a nice print for their wall. That I would help contribute to paying for nice things like photobooks, prints, etc. Not the services per say.
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                #9 boscobel

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                  Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:40 PM

                  Rach - you summed it up perfectly. I wouldn't be offended at all for everything that she listed above.

                  I actually had someone write in a card that part of their gift to us is going to be to blow up a picture and have it framed for us. So it's kinda the same thing...

                  #10 Yari

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                    Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:42 PM

                    I think it is very unique and not tacky. I say go for it!




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