We have a wide range…cheapest items are like $5 (spatulas, spoons, pot holders, etc), all the way up to our most expensive items of about $400 (mixer, pot/pan set). I think there was only 5 items over $100 though (duvet, mixer, pot/pan set, knife set, blender).
Where I live, it is typical to spend about $50 on a gift for a wedding….but some people (like college age friends who are broke) won’t want to spend that much, but other people (like grandparents, close family) will want to spend more, hence the big ticket items…..but you’ll want to have a variety to fit everyones budget.
We only registered for things that we needed though, things that if we do not get, we will go out and buy anyways at the end (most places will give you a discount on the items that weren’t purchased).
We are having 2 showers and then our wedding gifts will come from the registry also.
The registry has been one of my favorite parts, not the gift-grabby part, but just the dreaming and choosing about what items we will use in our new life together. Just have fun with it!
Items that we’re registering for (We are starting from scratch, FI lives in a house furnished by his parents and I still live with my parents, so we don’t “own” any of this kind of stuff yet) : towels, blankets (everyone ive talked to said you can never have too many linens!), cookware (bowls, pots, pans, pyrex bowls/pans) blender, iron, bedding, kitchen utensils, plates, silverware, cups, sheets, cutting boards….just all the “basics” for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.