My aunt just threw me and my FI a beautiful engagement party over the weekend and it was a lot of fun! Previously, people had asked me if we were registered anywhere, and we are not. Our wedding is June 2017. I actually had to tell a lot of people that gifts weren't necessary, but we still received quite a few. My question is, does the rule still apply that you don't use the gifts you receive at pre-wedding parties until after the wedding? That would be quite a long time to wait!