Post # 1
Or do we even need a registry?
We have 18 guests for our wedding, we know that there’s no way we’re registering for fine china or silverware (we already have a set in storage). My dad (trying to be helpful) says that we don’t even need a registry because our wedding is so small. Is my dad right, do we even need a registry? Could we get away with just one store?
If we do, then what nice/timeless things can you register for that aren’t fine china, silverware, or the generic household items (we already have that stuff)?
We’ve been putting off doing the registry because we can’t figure this out, so we’re against the wall and planning on doing it this weekend so any advice is welcomed!
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Can you register for a few upgrades? We registered for nice towels and some glassware that needed to be replaced. We also registered for picture frames we liked (so we could frame wedding photos) and a new bookshelf since we filled up our other two. Our best registry item was our new vaccuum cleaner! We would never have spent that much on one ourselves. We had 40 odd guests and only ended up getting a dozen things off the registry so I wouldn’t spend a lot of time stressing about creating one with such a small guest list.
Post # 3
A nice crystal bowl and a vase for flowers.
Post # 4
I am having about 30 people and we are not registering. I really don’t want gifts. I just want people to celebrate.
Post # 5
With 18 guests I’m not sure you even need a registry, but we put a Roomba on ours with no expectation of anyone actually buying it. We thought maybe if we get enough gift cards and use our completion discount, we might buy it after the wedding, but as it happens, FI’s stepmother decided to throw a shower for me and all the guests got together an got it for us! You never know. Maybe put some nice wine glasses or fancy serveware on it if you entertain alot.
Post # 6
capitalbee: Mrs.Sawyertobe: Thanks! The thought of being able to skip the registry all together would make things much easier! It just seems odd with such a small wedding.
Post # 7
You don’t have to register regardless of the size of your wedding! Contrary to popular belief, the only implication according to etiquette is that you are not thinking of gifts at all and will be pleasantly surprised and grateful when and if they come your way.
If someone asks you or you close friends or family, just say that you have everything for the home that you need and that their being there is what is most important to you. Chances are they will give you a gift anyway.
Post # 8
We are also having a small wedding (15 people)! We registered for a few silly things at places we’d actually buy from. One example is REI — we registered for a fancy first aid kit, bike helmet, rock climbing helmet, rope, other safety gear. We figured if people wanted to get us something, they could give us things that woud keep us safe as we enter our first year of marriage. My FILs actually bought me a bike helmet for my brithday. I love it. It’s AWESOME!!