Post # 1
<br />For brides planning a wedding, invites already gone out, or married women, did you find that guests actually bought the materials you asked for from the registry? FI and I are registered at Target and Macys, and let me just say we have everything from $4 dollar options to $150 dollar items-we are definetely not gift grabby people. This will however, be our first time living on our own, so we need everything from a basic toaster to Stirfry pans. No gift is too small when you have nothing other than a TV from college. However, I come from a culture that doesnt always pay attention to the fine details on an invitation-I’m Nigerian,lol. I’m hoping they prove me wrong, but I do not want 10 pans! Don’t get me wrong, I’d still say thank you and send thank you cards, but our 850 sq ft apartment is not going to hold 10 pans, and I simply wouldnt know what to do with them…
<br />Anyways Bees, enlighten me. I know every culture is different, but in general, do you feel guests honored your gift requests and stuck to what you asked for? Or did you still get multiples of everything, and had to give some stuff away?(space issues possibly)
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Post # 2
Almost every gift we received was from our registry. My aunt and uncle got us some neat random stuff from Ten Thousand Villages.
In your case, if you get a bunch of the same item, just return it or exchange it.
Post # 3
I didn’t get multiples, but some people went out and did something very different. Quite a few gave cheques or gift cards. When it came to non-monetary gifts, more came from the registry than not.
Post # 4
Nearly everything was either money or from the registry. I didn’t want a shower, so we still had a lot of things on the registry and spent some of the gift money to get the higher priority items after the wedding. We’ll buy the other things as needed and his mom already mentioned that she hopes the registry stays up for awhile so she can use it for Christmas gifts. For non-registry items, my sister bought us a piece of artwork I had been eyeing, my BFF got us a pretty handmade pottery bowl (in addition to a registry gift), and one of DH’s friends got us a gift card to a local restaurant that we’re excited to visit in a few weeks. So all things we really love and appreciate! We got multiples of one thing but returning/exchanging stuff from a registry is pretty easy so it wasn’t a big deal.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
Our wedding is 6 days away and 1 thing has been purchased from our registry. So, either people are planning on monetary gifts, or have decided not to give us wedding gifts. Either way is fine. We only made a registry because people were hounding us to do so. Now I feel stupid that we did.
Post # 6
My wedding is in about 2 weeks and I would estimate that about half of our registry items have been purchased. One thing I’ve noticed is that most of the decor/big kitchen items were purchased first. No one has really purchased any of our smaller items but have purchased things priced $30+. I think people want to give something that we will look at and remember them by, instead of buying us a whisk. For my bridal shower almost everyone bought off the registry or gave us giftcards to places we registered. My MIL and one other person gave us gifts that weren’t on the registry (I got this amazing handmade candlestick set, love it!).