(Closed) Bridal Shower Registry – where to start?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
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Bumble bee

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tyene:  I can see how you are confused! Let me give this a go to see if it helps!

A wedding registry and bridal shower registry are one in the same. You don’t need to worry about setting up two different registries.

You should register for items from $5 – $500+. Whatever you would like! Often groups of people go in on gifts together to get you that vacuum, kitchenaid, pots and pans, etc. So don’t shy away from putting the higher ticket items on.

You should register for 2.5 items per person invited to the wedding. So with 70 guests at the wedding, you should register for around 175 gifts. There will be things left over (which you can buy for yourself after the wedding), but at least there will be choice for your guests.

For showers, it is apropriate to include registry information on the invitation (just leave it off the wedding invite.) Typically people bring cash to the wedding and boxed gifts to the shower.

And finally, no, please do not register for gift cards. It is equivalent to asking for cash, which is rude.

Good luck and enjoy this process!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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tyene:  I would suggest picking a couple of stores and linking it as one registry, such as myregistry.com. (This is what I am doing- using Macy’s, Crate and Barrel and a few odds and ends). You can also do something simple like Amazon Registry. The stores generally have gift cards as an option, or it is a given that a guest knows if you registered at Target, then they could get you a Target gift card.

On the registries I’ve started, they generally have some pointers such as, 2 gifts per guest/couple and what items they consider “essential”.

I would choose a couple of big ticket items $150 and above (sometimes guests will pool their money and get one nicer gift). Some in the $75-$100 price range, and also $50 and under. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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tyene:  My computer lost my response, but agreed with everything 
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soontobemrsKB92615: said.

Guests will generally assume gift cards to the stores you have registered for will be okay, so you don’t have to worry about that. (i.e. if you registered at Macy’s a guest may give you a Macy’s gift card).

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

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tyene:  I threw a bridal shower for a friend who is from Germany and has a lot of German friends where they now live in MI so the whole shower thing was new to all of them.  

I wanted her to register, but she was also very confused about it and needed some help.  PP’s suggestions are spot on about what price range to register for.  You will be shocked and humbled by how generous some people are when it comes to shower gifts.  A lot of stores that are popular for registering actually have a suggestion list of things to register for.  I recommend registering at somewhere like Bed, Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Kohl’s, Target or Macy’s.  You can even register at 2 places.  I really wanted some plates and flatware from Crate and Barrel, so we registered for a few things there and a lot stuff at Bad Bath and Beyond.  A lot of the time the store will give you a discount after your wedding date for stuff that is still on the registery that was not purchased.  So, put a bunch of stuff on there, even stuff you are not quite sure about it right now.

We had a lot of fun registering so good luck and have fun with it.   

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