(Closed) A pricey registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would put them all up, if someone wants to buy them they will if not they wont.  I dont think it appears greedy Ive seen registrys where ppl have added $1,500 TV’s and game systems, in my opinion thats greedy.

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This depends on your guests. Is it common to gift $200+ for them/in your area? For us registries are usually $50 items and up to $500 even. So $200 items would be fine. Darling Husband and I actually do gift $200-300.

Post # 5
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nothing is greedy when it comes to a registry.  It’s just a wishlist.  And, lot’s of times people put things on their registry even if people aren’t going to buy it because you get a discount from a lot of stores after your shower/wedding for things that weren’t purchased, so it actually makes sense to put things you plan on buying yourself on your registry.  Also, people can join in and split one gift – I’m going to talk to fellow BMs about splitting fine china for a bride b/c I don’t think anyone else will be buying it for her (she considered not registering for fine china b/c she thought no one would buy it and I told her that she should register, just in case!). 

Post # 7
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d put them as long as you have a good selection of more affordable things too.  I personally only have one or two things about $200, and I’m not planning on getting any of them!

Post # 8
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you should put them on. 3 things above $200 is not greedy and people will buy it if they want and won’t if they don’t. I wouldn’t stress about it.

Post # 9
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are just putting everything…and not expecting anything.  Whatever.  It’s not like we NEED any of the things we’re putting on there, except for a new dryer.  Ha.  If we don’t get them, we don’t get them.  It’s not a big deal.

Post # 10
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Three? There’s a Wii, a memory foam mattress, and a TV. We also have a $150 vacuum and a steam cleaner that I don’t know the price on on there, as well.

ETA: My aunt yelled at me for saying that I wanted new appliances but not registering for any. Um…we live in an apartment currently and don’t know when we’re moving into a house. Also, I’m not sure that I’d ever register for anything that expensive (maybe one thing if we needed it, but not a whole kitchen!), but she said that people will go in on big gifts.

Post # 11
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A rice maker should NOT be that expensive. You should know that I am the biggest foodie ever, my TV rarely goes to any channel but Food Network, I have taken multiple cooking classing just for fun, and I make gourmet dinners nightly.

I got my rice maker in chinatown (best place for a rice maker, ever!!!) for about $25. 

PLEASE DO NOT spend so much on a rice maker!!

Post # 12
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As my mom told me, register for whatever you want – this is the time to do it. If someone wants to purchase it for you, then why not? I think as long as there is a good varity/ balance of low cost items vs high cost items, I dont see any problem with it! 🙂

Post # 13
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

When it comes to wedding gifts, people tend to be overly generous so you may as well just put them on and see what happens.

We had quite a few things over $200 and actually got all of them. Our down comforter was $199, the Kichenaid Pro was like $400, our Calphalon pots and pans were $350 & the Dyson was close to $500. 

As for the Kitchenaid, I was totally like you and almost never used my hand mixer but now that I have a Kitchenaid, that thing is used multiple times a week. If you take care of it, it will last forever. Just though I’d throw that out there since I think it’s a great thing to throw on a registry. 

Post # 14
827 posts
Busy bee

If Sur la Table is your only registry, I think some guests might consider that a bit too fancypants and greedy.  If the Sur la Table registry is just for a few specialty items you can’t get at Bed Bath & Beyond or something, then I think it’s okay.  

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