What percent of your registry did your guests fulfill?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We invited about 100 guests. I had one very small shower and one large shower. We registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We got everything off of our registry at the showers. We couldn’t think  of anything else that we needed so we didn’t add anything to the registry after the showers. We then got almost exclusively money at the reception.

Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That is a lot of gifts for a registry.  I would say that boxed gifts vs monetary gifts is largely a regional and cultural thing, so it’s hard to say.  We did receive a generous amount of cash gifts, but also many gift cards, and registry items.

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My wedding is 14 days out and yesterday our Pottery Barn registry was fulfilled.  I think everything but the super expensive items will be bought.

Post # 5
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Less than half. Had one shower, almost everything we received from our registries came then. Our registries have quite a good mix of stuff left on them. Oh well!

Post # 6
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

daisy92:  We invited 256 people with 112 invitations

We registered based on what Macy’s told us we should for a wedding of about 200 people.

About half of it was bought, and we got checks from another contingent of people.

Also, we had a small stock the bar couples shower and no family showers, because none of my aunts volunteered to host one and I wasn’t going to ask if they would.

Post # 7
2803 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


daisy92:  I will tell you that BB&B wants you to add a ton of stuff to your registry because that is a large portion of their business.  Add what you want/need and don’t add things you don’t want/need.  800 items should be more than enough, even with a wedding that large.

We had a 150 couple guest list for our wedding, and about 30 people for a shower.  We registered for around 130 things.  We got about 70% of what we registered from BB&B, and about 60% off our Target registry.   Most of what we didn’t get that we truly wanted, we got on gift card later. 

Post # 10
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I only invited 120 to my wedding, had a shower of 35 ladies an I’d say 80% of my amazon..com and Kohls gift registry was fulfilled. Most my stuff was $20-$60 with one or two big things like a Shark vacuum and a dishware set.

Post # 11
171 posts
Blushing bee

We had about 100 people at our wedding and 2 small registries (Macys and Target) with no shower (although we were duped into an “engagement party” that people brought registry gifts to, although we didn’t want a shower-type party) and received pretty much everything on the registries.  In fact, a couple of the items on the Target registry were bought 2 and 3x, so I had to close that registry to stop people from continuing to buy duplicate items and because we had enough with the gift cards for returning the items to purchase the things on the registry that no one bought (towels mostly).  We had a couple of large items (Le Cruset kettle and dutch oven and an All-Clad cookware set) that were bought either by very generous, close relatives or people going in together to buy a more expensive gift.  We also got some cash and checks from people at the wedding.  

Post # 12
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

We had about 200 people at our wedding and one shower.  We ended up getting about 90% of our registry items and mostly checks/cash for wedding gifts.  All the big ticket items were purchased and small random things like hand towels were left.  

Post # 13
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we are about a month or so away, we registered at Macys and BBB. I just had my shower last week. We registered for 119 items  we are hoping to have between 140-160 guests. My shower had about 30 ppl.  Our Macys registery has had 16 items bought out of 50, BBB has had 45 items bought out of 69. We also had some guests get other gifts, or gift us with cash. We did a honeymoon registery but no one put anything towards it (which is exactly what we thought would happen, but or MOH didnt include that registery on the shower invites so I don’t think guests really know about it.  so far we are at about 51%

Post # 14
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had 2 registries. Our BB&B registry was almost completely fulfilled except one thing (a juicer). Our Crate and Barrel registry only had about 20% of the things bought on it.

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