(Closed) Completion Items

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i would try to spread through word of mouth that you put big ticket items on there so you would get the discount.

Post # 4
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


I think a lot of people don’t realize that stores offer completion discounts. And so many weddings are gift grabs, people do sort of rebel when they see a big, expensive item on the registry, because they feel like the couple does expect someone to buy it.

If you’re hearing through your mom or something, just explain to her why it’s on there, and then she can say to outraged Aunt Betty, “Oh, the kids don’t expect anyone to buy them a sofa! It’s just on the registry so they can get a discount when they buy it themselves.” (Or if you prefer the direct approach, call Aunt Betty up yourself and say, “Hey I heard you were upset by this…” and just explain about the discount.)

I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

Post # 5
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didnt know about the discount until I got onto wedding bee and I doubt most of my family would know either.

Post # 6
19 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hahn524: i also put furniture on our registry…but individual pieces from IKEA.  (Thanks to registry 360!)  the most expensive piece was $350.  Some family made comments about it, but we just said we wanted people to have options, and others had requested it. 

I’m at 10 days before the wedding, and cannot believe the amount of gifts that have not been purchased.  My bridesmaids gave me a small shower (I live 4 hours away.) and nothing has been purchased since.


Post # 7
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t let it bother you. Explain to your family why this is the case. We did the same thing, and someone actually purchased a $500 rug for us. We were grateful, but we would have bought it ourselves anyway.

Your other option if it bothers you so much is you can take the items off the registry for now. After your wedding, put them back on, you will still get the completion discount. I add things to our registry all the time so that I can get the discount even though my wedding was 2.5 months ago.

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