Post # 1
I just had my bridal shower this weekend, and I was really astonished to get almost everything off of our registry! There were a number of gifts in the $100 – $150 range that I assumed people would give as wedding gifts, not shower gifts – but I got almost everything! There are about 15 items left on the registry, mostly in the $75 – $200 range.
So now I’m wondering if we need to add more things to the registry before the wedding. Honestly, we would prefer that guests give cash (though we are only spreading that via word of mouth among family members) and we just don’t have enough room for many more actual gifts. (Just finding a space for everything we got at the shower took the rest of the weekend and a lot of re-organizing!) But at the same time, I’d like to avoid getting a bunch of gifts that we don’t like or won’t use, so I’m thinking maybe we should find some more stuff to register for, in case people want to give gifts rather than cash?
For what it’s worth, we’re expecting about 130 guests, many of whom are my coworkers and a number of others who are coming in from out of town, getting a hotel room and so on. So… do you guys think 15 remaining gifts are enough, and that people will take the hint and give us money? Or should I go back to the Bed Bath & Beyond drawing board?
Post # 3
Hmm do you want to add a honeymoon registry? I think if your registry is all purchased, people will get the hint and give cash. I would at least!
Post # 4
I was wondering this as well!
Post # 5
I registered for gift cards on Amazon–is this an option??
Post # 6
@RunnerBride13: We actually are hoping for money to pay off the honeymoon! We’ve been making payments on it and are putting the final balance on a credit card this week, so I think it might be too late for a registry that would send money to the resort directly. (Is that how Honeymoon registries work?)
@Pumpkin_Bee: Not a bad idea, though I don’t know if we’d have any more use for Amazon gift cards than we would for, say, a punch bowl. I wish we could just register for like, crisp $50 bills.
Post # 7
Don’t register for things you don’t want, but do register for anything you know you’ll find yourself buying in the next couple years. Sheets for the guest room? Matching towels for the guest bath? A full set of wine glasses? A Le Cruset dutch oven (or maybe it’s just me – I so wish I’d have registered for one, because I want one and now can’t justify the $$ for it when we have so much else going on)?
Post # 8
@KatieBklyn: I would add if there are things you still want/need