- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
So my FFIL made a HUGE stink that about making sure that when we registered, that we registered for enough stuff and enough items in the $100+ range for his friends who “will definitely spend between $200-$400” (people like one of the general managers of GM, former CEO of Cadilliac Fairview etc).
So, though I wasn’t comfortable putting expensive items on my registry. I did, because I was told it was *so* important.
I registered at Sears for most of my small kitchen appliances, as well as Crate & Barrel for my place settings and other kitchen gadgets.
At Sears my gifts fall in the following:
Gifts under $25= 54% of registry
$25-50 = 4% of my registry
$50-100 = 17% of my registry
$100-150 = 18% of my registry
Over $150 = 4 % of my (I registered for a pot set as well as FI really wants a blu ray player).
At Crate & Barrel, their registries are down right now so I can’t check. I know my place settings were $60 each (x 8) plus an additional bowl that was $17 (x 8). I had a number of kitchen gadgets that were under $20 and some other kitchen items that were under $60.
FI just got off the phone with FFIL who let us know “He also said that he’s gotten a bunch of calls from his friends and some are having trouble finding gifts. He said some either think the stuff is more than they’d like to pay, or there is a lot of little items form Crate & Barrel that they don’t want to take the time to sort through to find 5 items to get.”
*cue expletives* WTH, FFIL made such a big deal of making sure I register for items that his friends can buy. Especially since they’ll *never* give cash. And now, they can’t find something on my registry within their price range?????
Whatever, I give up. Hopefully they’ll find something, or give cash. I’m just hoping they don’t get creative and buy stuff they *think* we’ll want.
But I thought I had a pretty good spread through out my registries. I only registered for items we actually want and will use. Not that we will maybe use at some point.