Mom says I didn't register for cheap enough items

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 5
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it, people will give you money if they don’t want to buy something off the registry.

Post # 6
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1634 posts
Bumble bee

I’d probably register for new serving utensils and stuff like that. We don’t need that kind of stuff but we don’t have matching sets so we’d likely use the new stuff and give the old stuff to a younger relative who just moved out or something. 

Post # 7
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mousepeach:  We refused to register and I am standing firm.  Why not delete the registry and tell mom to figure it out?

Otherwise, register somewhere like Macy’s for less expensive thngs and then return them for cash or store credit.

Post # 8
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Maybe register for the cheaper items then return them and combine the credit to get the big item you want.  

Post # 10
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mousepeach:  keep your registry the way it is. You were very upfront about your situation and your family insisted on throwing a shower anyway. Why should you register for cheaper things that you already have and don’t need? your price ranges don’t sound awful to me, and people can always go in together on gifts if they want to. Worst case scenario, I also got some gift cards at my shower. I say leave it. The whole point of a shower is to receive items you actually need

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@mousepeach:  If I saw a registry that only had expensive items, I would be turned off and not want to go because I’d assume the bride is greedy. HOWEVER, based on my understanding of your post, you registered for items between $20 and $130. I don’t think that is unreasonable at all. My only concern would be that you have enough items in the “under $100” range for everyone. I don’t know how big your wedding is but 12 items doesn’t sound like many.

Post # 12
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4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

register for cheap things at BB&B, and then if it’s things that you really don’t want it, yo ucan just return them for store credit to buy your expensive things… (Most people won’t visit your house and ask you to show them the salad tongs they got…)

Post # 13
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mousepeach:  it is a bit wasteful but I don’t know if you  have any other alternatives seeing as how the shower will be taking place. Can you upgrade any kitchen items (e.g. vegetable peeler)? What about requesting gift cards for BBB? Or maybe get some seasonal items that are cute but you don’t have yet.

I know these aren’t the best suggestions, so hopefully other Bees can help you out. Good luck! 

Post # 14
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, you need to register for some cheaper items.  Can you register for some $20 picture frames and things?  I’m sure you’ll want to display your wedding photos etc.  I intend to stick to the guides I’ve seen for quantities in price ranges when we put togehter our registry.  

Post # 15
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I wouldn’t worry about it.  If they don’t want to spend that much they can just give you cash or a check.  Alternatively, I think they can buy a gift card on the registry and you can put it towards whatever you want.  Did you only register for 12 items total across both registries or was that just BBB?  How many guests?  I would maybe add to the registry for a little more variety.  

Post # 16
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mousepeach:  oh shoot. this reply showed up as I was typing mine. sorry for the double information!

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