(Closed) “Controlling” the registry?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I try to "control" the registry?
    No, your guests will realize you need coffe mugs more than a decorative fruit and cheese platter : (5 votes)
    14 %
    No, guests will freak out when they see limited options on a 30-item list and go "off registry." : (13 votes)
    35 %
    No, that's just not cool : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Sure, who wants to end up with a cherry pitter and no veggie peeler? : (17 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Actually it’s just really smart.  You’ll realize that most people don’t use the registry or only use it as a guide anyway.  By keeping it small, you can keep an eye on it.  When it seems to be dwindling down, add a few more items.  But I’d say you have a smart strategy right now!

    Post # 4
    27 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Good idea! 

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say don’t worry about it.  I’m sure some people will give you gift cards or cash, so if you only get the fluff stuff, you should have money to purchase yourself a knife or two.  Or, worst comes to worst, see what the return/exchange policy is at the store you registered at.

    Post # 6
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think you can do it in stages, but I don’t think it’s something you need to worry about.  I think most folks will look for something practical, but I also think you will be surprised by how generous people are–especially if you have 180 on your list and only 43 things left on the registry.  I was surprised at how quickly stuff went from ours.

    Post # 7
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    this shouldn’t be a concern, because almost all registries allow you to return the stuff you didn’t really want and put it toward the stuff you need.  i got multiples of a few things and can’t wait to return for some of the stuff i’ve been coveting!

    Post # 9
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I know that some registries have the option to show what priority the gift is to you, like a “love to have it” “nice to have it” type set up.  I think Amazon does it that way.  Not sure where you are registered, but maybe it is this option included.

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

    I would say only put stuff on your registry you and Fiance want. Don’t put stuff on their just for the sake of putting items on there! I agree that some people might just buy you gift cards regardless!
    If anything, I think most stores are really great about returns/exchanges on registry items.

    Post # 11
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wouldn’t do it some people like to get the decorative stuff ior stuff that will be around for years to come. It’s usually easy to change your mind and return registry gifts. You dont want people going off registry and not knowing your style.

    Post # 12
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    eh. Just return what you don’t want.

    We registered for flippers, spatulas, wooden spoons etc. at the department store where they are $14.99 a peice. I put them on there so people got the idea that we want kitchen stuff – I’m hoping they know enough to go to Walmart or the Dollar store to actually buy them where they are a 1/5 of the price. If not, I fully intend to return them and use the store credit to buy stuff I’m really coveting, like china, and pots and pans.

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