Post # 1
So I’ve been updating my registry, and I’ve noticed that I’ve added quite a bit. However, my FI and I do not live together; therefore, we will be starting from scratch. I feel bad the more I add to it, but I know that your supposed to add double the amount of invited guests. I guess I feel as though we are asking people to buy us things and that is not even the case. How much am I supposed to add? And what am I supposed to add? Any suggestions are appreciated! 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t think it matters if you’ve added alot of things. What is more important is that theres a broad selection of prices including lots of cheaper options so that guests don’t feel pressured to buy gifts which are out of their budgets, and that you don’t seem like you are demanding gifts.
Post # 4
It’s better to have too much on the registry than too few items.
Just don’t get attached to certain items, so you’re not disappointed if you don’t get them as gifts.
I was actually advised to have 3x as many items as guests, but I think that’s way too much.
Post # 5
Thank you so much ladies! That definitely makes me feel more at peace. I wouldn’t want my guest to think I am demanding gifts.
Post # 6
It’s a good idea to register for a lot of things because it gives your guests a variety of items/prices to choose from. Also, the things you register for at one store might not be available in another store so that already limits the amount of things your guests can purchase. The more things that are on your list, the better chance they have of being able to find something that’s available for them to purchase.
I also discovered once I had registered, some of the items became discontinued and or unavailable. So long story short (lol)…having lots of things on the registry is a good idea and actually makes shopping more convenient for your guests!!!
Post # 7
@7yearlovestory: Don’t feel bad about it. It is not tacky to have a lot added, only tacky how you convey the information. Register for what you need and be sure to have a variety of prices. We invited 101 households/234 people and registered for 116 gifts on one registry and 45 on the other. We have gotten 2/3s, with many of the more expensive gifts bought.