(Closed) How many is too many when it comes to registries?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m having 2 registries. Bed Bath and Amazon. Amazon lets you add things from external websites so it give me more variety. Also, Amazon has a feature that allows people to select things and choose to purchase someplace else, that way it gets removed from the registry but allows someone to buy it at the store of their choosing. Also, Target sells through Amazon so I’ve added lots of Target stuff to my Amazon registry.

I’ve had friends with the bride and grooms families being on opposite coasts. In this case the major department stores were very different so they choose a store or two each side shops and one or two that are truly everywhere. Just depends on your situation. If you can choose a couple stores that are everywhere then you should be good to go. I personally think it’d be annying to look through 6 registries to find a gift!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think we’ll register at 3 places. BBB has pretty much everything, but FI and I also really love Crate and Barrel and I keep flip flopping on Macys. We’re inviting ~220 guests if that makes a difference.

6 does seem like a lot, but I never look through ALL the registries anyways. I usually just start with 1 and scroll through until I find something I want to buy.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

6 seems like a lot!  and a lot of work for the guests to go through each one to find something to buy.

we currently have 2 stores, but may add a third if we need more gifts after the showers are over. 

personally, i think that anything over 3 starts to look a little gift-grabby, and becomes too much hassle for guests.  but, i think that depends on your crowd.

just my .02!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

6 is wayyy too many. Like TinyTina, we are registered at BBB, Crate and Barrel, and Macy’s. I think this is a nice range of gifts, but not too ridiculous. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a friend that’s getting married right after me.  At first she said she wasn’t registering at all, that it was tacky, etc.  Then right before her engagement party she had I believe six.  With only a handful of things on each.  I don’t know.  To each her own I guess.

We started with two, BB&B and Macy’s, but we recently added Williams-Sonoma for some other things.  

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I can see 3 or 4. I didn’t want to register for things I was lukewarm about just so I could keep the number of registries at 2. Anything over 4 would seem odd to me.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

6 seems like a lot to me! We registered at Crate & Barrel, BB&B and ended up adding Macy’s because we hadn’t found a few items at the other stores. I wanted to make sure our guests had options but any more than that seems like too much.

Post # 10
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

6 is psycho! 3 max is appropriate

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yea 3 max is reasonalble. 6 is way too much!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I had 4 and I think that was fine. I had guests from all over the country and local guests who would prefer to shop at local rather than big box stores. I did BB & B and Crate and Barrel and then two local stores-one for fine china and silver, and one for linens.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

6 seems a little excessive and as a guest I would be a little put off by that.  I’d stick to around 3. Or if you like stuff at many different stores I think you can use Amazon.com Universal Registry. 

Post # 14
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I only want to do one or two, Honestly I would like money more than gifts because we live together and have most everything we need. I know friends who have “over registered” then not gotten much cash. guess it all depends.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think there is such a thing as too many registries.  If she can’t find everything she wants at one or two stores then why shouldn’t she register at more places if they have the things she really wants.  The bigger issue is how many gifts are spread over those registries.  If she registered for a ton of stuff at each place then yes, that’s weird.  But if it’s a handful of things at each, than I think it’s totally fine.

I was in the same boat.  No two stores had everything I wanted.  So we ended up with 3 gift registries and a honeymoon registry.  However we didn’t register for too many items.  For 200 invited guests we only registered for 246 gifts.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are using myregistry.com – it’s awesome – allows for one site and bride can pull products from anywhere – even small tiny companies. I’m in love – so easy! :0

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