(Closed) Building a balanced registry is really hard!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What should we do about the registry?
    Add in the duvet and pillows (around $200 each) and leave the rest as-is : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Leave the entire registry as is, stop worrying : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Combine some of the smaller items back into the sets : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Other (share with me please!!) : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t think you need to balance your registry with more expensive things.  Most people will probably buy you less expensive things, especially for the registry.

    Post # 4
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would say leave it how it is right now, and reassess after the shower. That’s what I’m doing. My Maid/Matron of Honor forgot to put one of the three stores I’m registered at on the wedding invite, and it happened to be the store where I had the vast majority of my under $50 items. So I just added a bunch of duplicates to my other two registeries, and will redo after the shower.

    Post # 5
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s fine to add them, and also not to worry about it too much. I tried to keep ours balanced, too. And then: two different people bought up miscellaneous groups of under $30 items (also added with the shower in mind) to make a larger gift, and four people bought the most expensive things on the registry (some of which we hadn’t expected to get at all, so that was exciting!) So much for my careful planning!

    I say put on what you’d actually like to have, and then you can monitor it over time to see what people are buying and if you need to adjust. The one thing we’ve learned so far is that our Williams-Sonoma registry is wildly popular, and no one really wants to buy us dishes from our other registry (which ironically is the one thing we *really* need, and will use every day!) We decided not to add anything to the W-S registry, though; we really don’t need anything that’s not already on there, and if people are really set on buying us a registry gift and all that’s left are plates and bowls, c’est la vie.

    I was a little surprised to find out how much some people spend on wedding gifts, though, so I wouldn’t be shy about putting more expensive items on there, if you do want them.

    Post # 6
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would just leave it!!! Gives people more options, and if they want to spend more, they cna buy more items 🙂 plus, for completion, if you only get a few things leftover, and they are smaller items, it will be easier to buy the remaining stuff from the registry 🙂

    Post # 8
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d add those more expensive items, then leave your registry as is. After your shower, you can totally reassess things and decide if you need to make any more changes. I’ve started getting wedding gifts in the past week or two, and most people giving larger gifts have just been sending checks or gift cards to our registry stores, anyway! The people who spent less were typically the ones buying items off our registry.

    Post # 9
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love small priced items because I can pick and choose a couple of things that add up to how much I want to spend. 

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