Post # 1
So i just set up my Sur La Table registry online for me to view and play around with privately. I’ve had a list going for awhile of things I’d like to register for, but now it’s just deciding on which brand or model of each thing. I really want to register for things in a variety of price ranges and only a few items that I would consider to be “pricey”.
How many items on your registry are $200+?
I don’t want a KitchenAid mixer because I visualize it sitting on the counter, taking up valuable counter space, unused for the next ten years, considering my hand mixer is in a cabinet and gets used once a year.
So I’m looking at 3 items: A Nespresso Machine- $279-299, Rice Maker- $210-250, and a nice dutch oven- ~$250
I just really don’t want to seem greedy.
Post # 3
I would put them all up, if someone wants to buy them they will if not they wont. I dont think it appears greedy Ive seen registrys where ppl have added $1,500 TV’s and game systems, in my opinion thats greedy.
Post # 4
This depends on your guests. Is it common to gift $200+ for them/in your area? For us registries are usually $50 items and up to $500 even. So $200 items would be fine. DH and I actually do gift $200-300.
Post # 5
Nothing is greedy when it comes to a registry. It’s just a wishlist. And, lot’s of times people put things on their registry even if people aren’t going to buy it because you get a discount from a lot of stores after your shower/wedding for things that weren’t purchased, so it actually makes sense to put things you plan on buying yourself on your registry. Also, people can join in and split one gift – I’m going to talk to fellow BMs about splitting fine china for a bride b/c I don’t think anyone else will be buying it for her (she considered not registering for fine china b/c she thought no one would buy it and I told her that she should register, just in case!).
Post # 6
That’s what my mom said. Sometimes all your coworkers will go in for a pricier item. I have a full kitchen of stuff, so I’m upgrading a few things and then only registering for things I know I’ll use, especially since I cook constantly.
Also, I figured I’d register at Sur La table and Crate and Barrel and then maybe Macy’s for towels and sheets, but comparing sites like Sur La Table and Amazon I’m finding you can get things for a much better deal on Amazon. Does anyone have an opinion on doing an Amazon registry? Do you think people like ordering wedding gifts through Amazon or would they rather go pick it out at the store?
Post # 7
I’d put them as long as you have a good selection of more affordable things too. I personally only have one or two things about $200, and I’m not planning on getting any of them!
Post # 8
I think you should put them on. 3 things above $200 is not greedy and people will buy it if they want and won’t if they don’t. I wouldn’t stress about it.
Post # 9
We are just putting everything…and not expecting anything. Whatever. It’s not like we NEED any of the things we’re putting on there, except for a new dryer. Ha. If we don’t get them, we don’t get them. It’s not a big deal.
Post # 10
Three? There’s a Wii, a memory foam mattress, and a TV. We also have a $150 vacuum and a steam cleaner that I don’t know the price on on there, as well.
ETA: My aunt yelled at me for saying that I wanted new appliances but not registering for any. Um…we live in an apartment currently and don’t know when we’re moving into a house. Also, I’m not sure that I’d ever register for anything that expensive (maybe one thing if we needed it, but not a whole kitchen!), but she said that people will go in on big gifts.
Post # 11
A rice maker should NOT be that expensive. You should know that I am the biggest foodie ever, my TV rarely goes to any channel but Food Network, I have taken multiple cooking classing just for fun, and I make gourmet dinners nightly.
I got my rice maker in chinatown (best place for a rice maker, ever!!!) for about $25.
PLEASE DO NOT spend so much on a rice maker!!
Post # 12
As my mom told me, register for whatever you want – this is the time to do it. If someone wants to purchase it for you, then why not? I think as long as there is a good varity/ balance of low cost items vs high cost items, I dont see any problem with it! 🙂
Post # 13
When it comes to wedding gifts, people tend to be overly generous so you may as well just put them on and see what happens.
We had quite a few things over $200 and actually got all of them. Our down comforter was $199, the Kichenaid Pro was like $400, our Calphalon pots and pans were $350 & the Dyson was close to $500.
As for the Kitchenaid, I was totally like you and almost never used my hand mixer but now that I have a Kitchenaid, that thing is used multiple times a week. If you take care of it, it will last forever. Just though I’d throw that out there since I think it’s a great thing to throw on a registry.
Post # 14
If Sur la Table is your only registry, I think some guests might consider that a bit too fancypants and greedy. If the Sur la Table registry is just for a few specialty items you can’t get at Bed Bath & Beyond or something, then I think it’s okay.
Post # 15
@thenextmrsi: I want a specific rice maker that I’ve fallen in love with and I’ll most likely use every single day. It’s beautiful and I’m okay asking for it since I know I’ll be using it constantly and the idea of the warmer and the induction heating is a big plus. To each their own.
Post # 16
@ThingsThatShine: Do people find that store fancy? I chose it because of the huge selection of items in all prices, as compared to Williams Sonoma that seems a bit limited in selection with most things being on the pricey end. I avoid BB&B like the plague. That store make me absolutely crazy.