(Closed) Am I being greedy?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I don’t think you’re being greedy.  I have crystal stemware on my registry that’s fairly expensive.  I’ve also got a vacuum, an expensive coffee maker, espresso machine, rice cooker, etc.  These are all the things you need when you’re starting a home.  The only time I would find it weird to have registered for a ton of big ticket items is if the couple has lived together for several years and really needs none of the things they’re registering for. That’s greedy.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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winewithwedding :  I don’t think that’s greedy at all.  We have over 100 items we’ve registered for.  Although it seems like a lot, we’re starting from scratch since neither of us have had our own place since college.  And there a ton of small kitchen items on there.  I just tried to stay very consciences of the more expensive items.

Post # 4
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713 posts
Busy bee

I think having a large selection of items at multiple price points is actually really convenient for your guests.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I think so long as the items are at various price points it should be fine. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I look at it as having a lot of choice as to what I give the couple. Greedy is when everything on the registry is expensive. Having a lot of mid price and cheaper items is great, as they tend to get snapped up fast. 

I don’t mind what is on the registry, as I am only going to pay attention to what is available and affordable for me to give. 

Does anyone really use those $300 Kitchen-Aid mixers, or do they just go to the Mothers?

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

How many items you register for is not important imo. You’re just giving your guests more options. 

The price point of the gifts does matter: make sure there is a good assortment of prices so people don’t have to spend more than they want to.

With 120 guests (presumably mostly couples) I’d aim to register for 75ish things or more. There will likely be things left for you to buy yourself. Nbd.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

put what you want on it.  people will buy what they can afford, give a giftcard or cash.

then you can use your registry discount to purchase anything left that you still want.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

As long as there is a good range of prices of the items you register for, I don’t think it really matters the number of items you register. I would only raise an eyebrow at a registry full of high priced items.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

Keep in mind that many people register for far more items, beyond the number of gifts they expect to get, because of the discount the stores offer later on. That way, they can buy the things they wanted (but did not get as a gift) at a better price.

Add more items! 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

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winewithwedding :  That is good to know. I only want to gift the couple with something they want, that they will use. 

I despise the practice of registering for things only to return them for the money.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

We were told that you should have at least 2 items on your registry for every invite that goes out. People should have a couple different options in their price range when they go to look at your registry. 

I love a big registry because I can always find something I am excited to gift. I HATE small registries when I have to gift something I don’t like* because there’s nothing left in my price point. 

*I know gift giving is about the receiver, but I would much prefer to give something cool, pretty, useful, etc when possible. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

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DanaWeddingGuest :  I use my Kitchen Aid mixer frequently. I’m not a parent. I bought it for myself and would recommend it to anyone who loves baking and doesn’t have a good mixer.

If you are in the market for a KA mixer or the accessories, they are usually marked down in the weeks leading up to Christmas and Mothers Day.  The 5 qt glass bowl with a lid typically goes for $80 CAD but during the special times it’s marked down to $20. The sale prices are great.

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