(Closed) Am I the only person who purposely put some inexpensive stuff on my registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did that too. And I also registered for multiples of stuff. So like all my dishes are separate so you can buy 1 or 5 or whatever. Same with wine glasses and other glasses.

I also registered for a lot of inexpensive kitchen gadgets at like $4 and $5 a pop.

Then there are also the expensive items too.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did this but I just had my first shower and got pretty much every single thing that was under 10 dollars from the same person (probably cost her about 100 dollars for everything). I’m glad I got the stuff but the point was to have cheaper options for people with smaller budgets. Kind of backfired on me, lol.

Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsPinkPeony: Doh! Time to add more cheap items!

I’ve tried to add things in a wide variety of prices to my registries. Fiance and I will often buy several less expensive items as wedding gifts rather than one expensive thing and I’m guessing we aren’t the only ones to do that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did the exact same thing!  I purposely put things on there that I thought people would actually buy.  The only pricey items I put were a duvet and a stand mixer.  Everything else was really affordable I thought.

Post # 8
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did! I’m a teacher, and don’t exactly have all the $$$ in the world so expensive registries are really hard for me! Now that it’s my turn…..I tried to put TONS of cheap options on there!

Post # 9
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went online after we registered and realized we had nothing that was affordable on it, so I registered for a bunch of inexpensive frames and other home decor stuff. So that way our less fortunate guests can still get something ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think a lot of people do!

We had plenty of dollar items on our registry.

Funny thing though none of those items got purchased. I really wanted some of those items as well! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our family and friends were beyond generous on my shower gifts and wedding gifts.

Post # 14
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I put a wide range on purpose with a TON of inexpensive gifts (under $50) that were substantial enough on their own. The less expensive the item, the faster it was purchased by guests, so I guess this was a smart move!

My registries got pretty much cleaned out at the end of the day though. There are people who would rather buy you a $300 Kitchenaid mixer than 10 little piddly items. And a lot of my friends bought presents in groups for my shower, like a baking theme, martini theme, etc.

Post # 15
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We had a super good range of prices, and I was hoping against hope that the relatives we knew wanted to spend $$$ on us were not going to buy up a ton of the smaller stuff that we had put on there for our friends on student budgets. Luckily we didn’t have june42011’s problem of that, and it all worked out as planned. I love our new $10 Pyrex baking dish just as much as our new $400 Dyson.

Post # 16
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I tried to put inexpensive things on my registry as well, but FH and I will have lived together for three years at the time of the wedding so we have a ton of stuff already. There are only so many inexpensive things we need at this point. We did put towels, utensils and things like that, haha!

Mostly everything we put on our registry is upgrades or replacements for things we’ve broken because we have practically everything.

I’m curious about what types of inexpensive things you put on your registry. Maybe there’s something I’m forgetting?

ETA: Just went through my registry to see the breakdown (because I’m trying to kill time until my next class starts). We have 39 items under $25 out of a total of 59 items on our registry. We have 14 items that range from $26-$100, and 6 items that are over $100 (most expensive item is $300). We will have about 50 guests in attendance.

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