Would you side eye my registry?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think with the amount of guests you are having, as well as the number of items you have in every price bracket, it’s fine. When I registered at BBB, the lady there told us that people usually spend aorund $50 for a wedding gift, however, you need to have several items in each category so that if someone DID want to come in and spend more thn $50 they would have a good enough selection to do so. My FI and I will just be starting out, so we needed to register for everything. I made sure to keep it pretty standard and necessary items, but then I tried out a $90 pillow and it was like Jesus was cupping my head and rocking me to sleep–I knew instantly I would need four of them. 

Plenty of my friends have really big ticket items on their registries and even though I raise my eyebrows at the price tags, I don’t necessarily judge the bride and groom. I firmly believe registries are suggestions and that you register for anything you want because someone out there might surprise you and purchase that $400 Lismore bowl you want!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nope. Looks fine to me.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I was told you need 2-3 times the amout of items as you have guests, as most people buy more than 1 item. I think you need to register for a LOT more!!!! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

WithTheMostess:  While I personally would be terrified to own/use a $350 ice bucket or a $400 glass bowl, I think you have a fair amount of items in varying prices ranges, so you are good. You may want to consider registering for a few more items though given the size of your guest list.

We kept most of our items under $100 and then had 3 or 4 between $100-$250 (pot/pan sets, dishes, etc) as an option. Many of our guests purchased in the $30-$50 range and quite a few gave gift cards to use “toward” the large ticket items. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

WithTheMostess:  Looks great to me! Being on the Bee has made me feel so self-conscious about my registry, but honestly, who cares? I come from a huge Southern family where elaborate registries are a thing, and my fiance and I are having a ball putting items on it that we will use in our home together, from every day dishes to an expensive stand mixer. I figure if people want to gift, great, and if not, then we have a list available to ourselves to collect items for our dream home. I think the only important thing is to have something in every price point, which you’ve done a good job of. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

WithTheMostess:  

This is the pillow I registered for for myself: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/the-seasons-collection-reg-grand-horizon-white-down-side-sleeper-pillow/126598?skuId=17494473&registryId=541273093

And then FI registered for these: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/brookstone-reg-biosense-reg-memory-foam-shoulder-pillow-with-better-than-down-reg-cover/1018516942?skuId=18516942&registryId=541273093

I honestly don’t expect anyone to purchase them for us, but I love that you have several opportunities for coupons and additional savings when you add somethin to your BBB registry.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would make fun of the ice bucket along with DH.  I think most people have a thing or two on their registry that others don’t really get though, it’s what makes it a bit unique as well as fun to look over.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

WithTheMostess:  you can do different stores and combine them all on a Universal Registry like Amazon. It allows you to link different registries all on one. 

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