Too much?

posted 2 years ago in Toronto
Post # 2
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s not too much, in my opinion, because you have other things on there that are realistic. Who knows, someone might buy the massager. Plus, a lot of women I know put things on their registries just so they can get a discount on it. I don’t think you need to say anything since people will probably give you cash if they can’t get something off the registry.

Post # 3
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Not too much, it’s not like all your items are 300$+ & I’m sure if your registry sells out they’ll probably get a card or something so I don’t think you need to clarify on that either. 

Post # 5
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, I don’t think that you need to worry. You can have a small registry and you can have expensive items on it, so long as there are other options. People do not have to choose the expensive option and they also don’t have to purchase off the registry. 

IF you only want to have 10 items on the registry, then definitely don’t list it on the invite, std, or website–make it so interested parties have to call you or your parents/MOH/BM to get the information. Many registries will also let you include a personal note to your guests, so if you wanted to include something that said, “Your presence is the best gift” or whatever, that could be an option too. 

And not like I want to encourage materialism or anything, but some ideas in case you want to expand the registry a little and are bored with china and toasters: you can register at more unusual places like REI, I Do Foundation (to register for charitable contributions), and Home Depot. And Amazon, which has like, everything under the sun, so you could get that deluxe boxed set of Game of Thrones you’ve always wanted… 🙂

Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

dazzlechild:  I usually give a gift off the registry for the bridal shower and cash for the wedding.  But its totally up to you.  I spend more at the wedding and less at the bridal shower (I’m actually all about bargains, so I tend to sale hunt off people’s registries, its not unusual for me to buy things months before the shower if it went on sale.  I got a friend all of her outdoor decor (8 gluckstein full settings) for less than half the retail because I watched for sales (I knew I wanted to buy it for her) and I had a % off coupon.  

Post # 9
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

dazzlechild:  Perfect. Put what you wrote in your original post. Put the foot massager on too! Probably nobody will buy it, but you never know. Plus for the discount you’ll get later. No problem. If I see something I don’t want to buy on a registry, I just get something else.

I also like the message about how gifts aren’t required and people can choose their own if they like. I always appreciate if a couple is that way about gifts. I love to get gifts for people when they make it optional. (I always always bring a gift, but I hate feeling obligated.)

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