Post # 1
Ive been on the bbb site and typing in Random name like ‘michelle smith’ just to peek atother brides registeries..ive found some things i didnt een think about for my own! Yay!
But, While peeking, i saw some interesting things..
1- why are people registering for the same items more than once? 2 sets of knife sets that have the same knives? Two diffrent coffee makers? Why??
2- several registries have lots of unbought items. Are people not having showers? Or guests not buying gifts off registries anymore????
Post # 3
Ok no offense but I just find it a bit creepy that your peaking at other brides’ registry. Sorry just had to say this.
Post # 4
1. Dunno. Maybe they drink a crap ton of coffee.
2. Maybe the wedding is still far off.
Post # 5
I recently attended a wedding where the bride registered for nearly 600 items and many were duplicates. I couldn’t figure it out at first, then realized that she did it for the gift with registry freebees (register for $500 of a certain brand and get a free butter knife, for example). She only got about 10% of her registry because her wedding was fairly small. it doesn’t seem worth it to me to have to track and return all the duplicate gifts.
I’m in a strange situation though where one of my store registries has been mostly ignored by guests, so I’m considering leaving that registry open, but adding those items to another registry to increase the likelyhood that they will be bought.
Post # 6
I did look at recently married friends’s registries to get ideas. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to unknown registries since possibly someone is still updating it or started working on one and abandoned it.
Post # 7
They probably registered for things more than once because they wanted more than one set of the knives…not sure about two different coffee makers though..maybe they couldnt make up their minds which one they wanted so they just put both and hoped only one would get purchased and that would settle the debate on which to get??
Also as for there not being many items purchased, perhaps these brides have not had their showers yet, lots of people wait until very close to the wedding to have their showers.
Post # 8
Omygosh. I can’t imagine. I only registered for 45 gifts so far (I need to finish), but am having a hard time thinking of other things to add!
Post # 9
It’s possible that they’re registering for the same items but at different price points.
Post # 10
I don’t understand the duplicates either. A friend did that with a baby registry and had a really hard time returning some of the duplicates. And she had them at two different places so it’s not like someone could look at see that she already had a stroller.
Post # 11
1. We registered for two sets of steak knives because we wanted 8 knives, not 4 in case we had guests. We also double registered at two stores because we wanted to give people a choice if they didn’t like one store or the other. That said, I monitored the registries and removed if something was bought from one.
2. Dunno. Want the registering gifts? It’s far away? Their family/friends gave cash? Their family friends gave nothing? (Over 10% of our wedding guests gave nothing, not even a card.)
Post # 12
i dont think youre being creepy. i registry stalked just about anyone i could think of.
maybe they were like me and went scan crazy at the store, with the intention to “clean up” online later?
Post # 13
We registered for two sets of steak knives because there were only 4 per set and we wanted service for 8.
Post # 14
registry stalking = my new fave hobby. You def aren’t creepy! I don’t get duplicates either – I just assumed they forgot they registered for something at 1 store and registered for it at another store.
Post # 15
Ok I must be out of the loop on staking registries… what do you guys do, just search some random name and see what they registered for?
Post # 16
I don’t see a problem with looking at other brides registries to get ideas…I just don’t know why these questions are even on your radar.