Yikes, here goes. We’re inviting 250 people. We’re having a formal Saturday evening wedding in NYC, where most people tend to give very generous gifts. In addition to the wedding we already had engagement party, and I’m having two showers. People bought gifts off our registry for our engagement party, and I’ve already received a few wedding gifts.
I’ve registered at Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel & Sur La Table. I LOVE to cook & entertain, so this includes some very high end pots & pans (Demeyere). We are registered for 12 settings for everyday & 12 settings for formal entertaining. FI & I live together and are fairly well established, but our mismatched dishes right now are from Ikea and I can’t wait for new things!!
$0-25 – 148 total / 24 already received (misc kitchen utensils; placemats; napkins; picture frames; margarita/martini/beer/juice/water/wine/champagne glasses; cereal bowls; soup bowls)
$25-50 – 46 total / 21 received (48 crystal glasses; kitchen gadgets; bakeware; Sets of everyday wine glasses; serveware)
$50-$100 – 48 total / 23 received (24 china soup & dessert bowls; vases; picture frames; mandolin; tea kettle; serveware)
$100-$200 – 32 total / 20 received (20 china pieces; everyday silverware; kitchenaid attachments; individual cookware pieces; steak knives; everyday dishes)
$200+ – 12 total / 3 received (2 china serving dishes; 2 sets of silver utensils; dyson fan; breville smart oven; individual pots & pans; Vitamix)
Bloomindales: $9,400 (china, crystal glasses, baking stuff, misc kitchen)
Crate & Barrel: $800 (everyday glasses, picture frames, serveware)
Sur La Table: $4,800 (pots & pans, everyday dishes, Le Creuset goods, misc kitchen)
Total: ~$15,000 / 286 items ($52 an item average; $60 a guest average)
Note: This registry is a wish list for the rest of my domestic life! Some of the high ticket items we would like to buy using the registry completion discount (like the vitamix and dyson fan)