Post # 1
I have concerns about the costs of a few items on my registry. TBH, I didn’t have concerns until the family starting harping on me about them.
I had added the items for the Calphalon Tri Ply Stainless Steel set separately because I didn’t think anyone would buy the whole set. I have heard some people add the individual pieces and the set, but I’m not sure how that would look. Anyways, sure enough the next day I’m hearing about how my sister says no one will buy any of them for me because they’re too expensive. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with registering for a nice quality cookware set.
Now my mom and my sister are telling me that my towels are too expensive. We registered for the Annur towels at Bed Bath and Beyond. My Fiance picked them out – he really liked the texture of them. We registered for hand towels, washcloths and bath towels. They are $40, $25 and $15 each. Is this too much for towels? My mom says no one will buy them because no one’s going to buy just one towel.
On a side note when I first started my registry, everyone was saying I needed to have a lot of cheap stuff because no one was going to buy the expensive kitchen electrics I was adding and so far pretty much everyone has gone for the more pricey items (artisan mixer, griddler, blender, sheets, comforter, etc).
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My towels were that much, maybe more. Hotel Collection at Macys. We got them all. 6 towels, 4 hand towels, 4 wash cloths. All at the shower, from 2 separate people.
I think there is NOTHING wrong with having more expensive things on there as long as you also have a lot of cheaper items too. Someone bought us a $350 Le Creuset dutch oven. Blew us away. You never know how generous people will be. Someone might buy you that cookware, and if they don’t and you want to buy it yourself, then you get the completion discount.
Post # 4
I think it depends on your family, if dividing up something like the cookware set to individual pieces so people can buy one or all if they want to then I would do it. If you love the towels, keep them as is, but having a range helps people fit one or more gifts into their budgets (and people can get together to buy a set if they want)
Post # 5
I don’t think you should listen to them…some people will be willing to spend a lot for your wedding gifts and some people may go in with other people to buy you something special…if they don’t want to spend that much, they don’t have to!
Post # 6
It doesn’t sound bad to me. I think you have to look at your family and friends financial situations that will be attending your wedding. If as a whole a lot of them a financially struggling try to limit the more expensive items and stick to cheaper ones. However, personally those things sound very reasonable to me.
Maybe it would be a good idea to add both the cook set individually and as a group. If you get them both ways you can always take them back
Post # 7
I think what you’ve done is very reasonable. Plus, Bed Bath and Beyond always has the 20% off coupons. Our bath sheets were $40 each, regular towels were $20 each, and hand towels were $14 each. Our towels were originally almost all bought, but I added an extra bath sheet and bath towel (FI is tall and loves the bath sheets).
I was looking at our registry the other day, and it was amazing how things were adding up. I just had 13 items disappear off our registry, and they were all of our kitchen textiles. I agree with previous posters. It all depends on the number and make up of people that you have. We’ve had a few expensive things taken off of our registry, but what I’ve noticed lately is that people are really liking to buy a ton of the smaller things.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone! We are definitely going to keep them. I personally wouldn’t care about buying higher end towels off someone’s registry – as long as I know the couple would enjoy it.
I don’t think people will have an issue buying more expensive things; as I’ve said most of the stuff we’ve had bought has been pricier stuff.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Your guests’ purchases have already shown that they will buy expensive gifts. Also- friends might chip in for larger purchases, and quality cookware is a great thing to register for. And if no one purchases it, you can always buy it yourself after the wedding.
Post # 10
I think you should leave them, but maybe add a few inexpensive things (if you haven’t already). When we worked on a registry together, we treated it almost like a wish list, and if we didn’t get the gift, we’d buy it for ourselves or have a mental note to ask for it for Christmas/birthdays after we were married.
Post # 11
I think those are totally reasonable prices for decent towels, plus I’ll add my voice to the “leave the expensive stuff on there” camp. That said, I also echo the “make sure there’s lots of less expensive choices.”
🙂 Don’t stress too much about presents!
Post # 12
I think as long as you have a variety of prices on your registry, people shouldn’t complain.
Post # 13
Seriously it’s a pet peeve of mine when people have only cheap things on their registry. I feel like wedding gifts should last for decades, so I don’t like wasting my money on cheap stuff for the bride and groom. Obviously some stuff is cheap and nice, but still.
Your registry is what you want and you shouldn’t feel bad about it. People are going to give you the same $$$ that they were going to give you regardless of how expensive things are or how cheap things are.
Post # 14
Ask for what you really want – and people will either buy it or they won’t. Just make sure you have a variety of prices – we have a lot of kitchen gadgets under $25, but I also asked for a $400 duvet and a $375 Le Cruset Dutch Oven.
Post # 15
Keep them, worst case scenio if no one buys’s them to get 20% off after the wedding anyway if you really want them
Post # 16
I’m with PinkMagnolia. I LIKE to buy nice, expensive things that I can imagine the couple using for years and remembering at least that it was a wedding gift, if not that it was from me. I hate when I go to look and all that’s left is picture frames and candles. Your family can chip in together for stuff they think is too pricey, or buy something cheaper.