How many registries and where?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

@StarIzInkd:  We’re registered at Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Walmart. We started a registry at Macy’s but I just couldn’t find enough things I liked and everything seemed so expensive. I think adding a third would be fine if you wanted to! Something else you could do, if you have packages of things on your registry (a whole set of pans, a bed in a bag set, etc). Add the items separately so that they are cheaper and you have more items. 

ETA: saw your second post, I think your registry should really only be house related items. I would not add lingerie. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@StarIzInkd:  we’re registered at macys and BBB and also have a honeymoon registry at travelersjoy.com. And I agree w PP and personally wouldn’t do lingerie.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

How many people are coming to your wedding? If it’s on the larger side and people are traveling I might add a third one that’s more accessable like Target.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@StarIzInkd:  We registered at Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma and Bloomingdale’s.

Our Bloomie’s registry had dinnerware, flatware and stemware and the other 2 were mostly kitchen stuff. Didn’t register at BBB because they couldn’t spell my maiden last name correctly and I had a problem with that (it had an apostrophe and they screwed up the capitzaliation).

I intentionally over-registered because we had guests of varying income levels and I didn’t wand people to think our registries only had expensive or cheap items. The items we ended up not really needing we returned for store credit, at any of these 3 stores we didn’t have a problem spending that!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We registered at  kohls and macys.  We have items in a variety of price points, but definitely not double the size of the wedding.  We only registered for things we actually want.  There will be plenty for the shower which will be only 10-15% of the total wedding.  It is more common to give money for a wedding in my circle (which at this stage in our lifes we would prefer) but I think there will be some things left on the registery for the wedding gift givers.  The whole point of a registery is to get gifts you actually want instead of completely.random gifts, so why would you register for them?

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We registered at Crate and Barrel and BBB.  I think two was definitely sufficient, three would be okay, and any more than that would be overkill.

Also, don’t register for lingerie unless you’re having a lingerie shower.  It’s kind of weird. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Definitely understand and I think you are fine (people will get the idea that you would prefer cash).  We went back and registered for some more “nice to have,” or “this is cute” stuff, but stuff we would be perfectly ok without as well.  Even with that we only have a 100 items between both registries and are inviting around 200.  The shower will be only around 20 people, but there are a lot of big gift givers in my family, and I could see them buying out most of the registry.  I’m sure there has to be still something left for the wedding, and people can also pick something not on the registry if they are really inclined to give a gift rather than money- I figure it really isn’t up to me to guide the gifts people give us.  Additionally, there are people in my fiance’s family that would be inclined to give a gift of paying off a school loan or car loan- which would totally be awesome too.     

Also, a lot of people give gift cards to the stores you register for (especially if there aren’t many items left), because they figure you like the stores.  That is why we registered only at department stores that sell clothes, jewelry, bags, etc.  We could always use more clothes, and I have a shoe obsession 🙂 , and we really don’t need a lot of plates and kitchen appliances (we already have those).   

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We only had one registry, at Sears. We didn’t need much, as we already have a house & all the utensils, furniture, etc that we needed. We also hoped for mostly cash gifts. We did get pretty much all cash gifts, maybe 5 actual boxed gifts, so it worked out well 🙂

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