(Closed) Bridal Shower Registry

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
7 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi!  Wedding registries are used to purchase wedding gifts AND bridal shower gifts.  It’s commonly understood, so no need to create two separate registries.  Guests typically spend less on the bridal shower gifts.  I usually spend $50-$100 on bridal shower gifts and $100-$200 on the wedding gift.  Hope this helps!

Post # 4
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

yeah, you only set up one registry with things that you and Fiance would like as gifts for any wedding-related event, with a variety of price ranges.  Sometimes people give group gifts at the shower (my friend got her kitchenaid mixer that way!), and sometimes people prefer to give a big gift at the shower and a card at the wedding, you really can’t tell.

Post # 5
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

agreed.  keep in mind that showers are ALL WOMEN and we usually like cute things, so anything cute and sweet you register for (fun, colorful vases, dessert plates, cheese serving set, cook books, etc) you will usually get at your shower.  make sure you register for more than jsut the borning stuff too, its fun to get home decor stuff as welL!

when i attend a shower, i look for that sutff on a registry.  the last shower i went to, she registered for a cake plate (which she actually using at their wedding) from C&B.  they also registered for some cook books and bakeware.  i did the cake plate, a cake cook book, a cake bakeware set and a cake carrying case (which she didnt register for, but i LOVE mine and i know shell use it) as well as a cake serving set.

Post # 7
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Think big – it’s a “wish” list after all. You want to have a lot of different price points so people have enough to choose from. Someone might buy you a bunch of smaller things, while a group of people might go in to get you that Dyson Vacuum (damn those things are expensive!!) or whatever it is your little heart desires. A wide range of prices is best so people have lots of options. Have fun with it!!

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

My fiance & I did our registry at Bed bath & beyhond. They were very helpful in giving us advice on how to do it and reason why do it it..Example..find a toaster you like that is high price say,,79.99 but also find one at a lower cost just letting your guest know that you will be find with the lower cost toaster as well. People also said “why do you have two toaster on there but I told them the reason and it made sense to them too. Hope this helps out.

Post # 12
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My bridal shower will be on a Sunday afternoon so we can accommodate everyone’s busy lives.  

Post # 13
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of mine is on a Saturday afternoon, and I just went to one on a Friday night. It depends on what works for most people.

Post # 14
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just had my shower last weekend and found that people spent on average $50-$100 on the shower gifts. Since the shower gifts have been bought from the registeries though, so I’m guessing I’ll get them at the reception… I think people typically give $100-$200 for wedding gifts. So I had things of all different price ranges on the registery. Obviously only a few really expensive things that I figured maybe some people would go in on together. I found a lot of things for under $50 at macy’s which was nice because I got a lot of multiple items from a single person at the shower!

Post # 15
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have been to most bridal showers on Saturdays or Sundays.  I don’t think it really matters either way, just whatever works best for you and whoever is throwing it for you.  Also, traditionally you should register for about 2-3 items per guest.  For example, if you are having 100 people you would want to register for about 200-300 items.  The reason is that it gives your guests a wide variety and price ranges to choose from.  Don’t worry about seeming greedy or anything-people don’t really think that.  There is nothing worse than when you wait until the last minute to buy something off a registry and there are only a few items left (which tend to be either really expensive or really cheap)!   Also, register for your $150 blender!  You want to get some bigger items on there for the group gifts-as the other bees mentioned.  I have gone in on china, vacuums, furniture, etc with family members.  Have fun with it! 🙂

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