(Closed) Critique my Registry…Number of items vs. Number of Guests?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you think our Registry is well balanced?

    No, you have too many expensive items.

    No, you have too many inexpensive items.

    No, you don't have enough items in general.

    Yes, you have enough items and at good price points.

    Other - Please explain

  • Post # 3
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge

    I think you’ve done a good job at offering multiple price-points. From my experience, most couples gave a gift (one item) around $60-100, while only a few people mixed and matched several items. And I also think the amount is plenty. I wouldn’t add more, thereby ensuring you are more likely to get the items you really want. See how things go and if you do end up getting low later on, you can always add more items closer to the wedding.

    Post # 4
    1875 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think your BBB registry is good.  You do have a lot of lower-priced options, but if it’s what you need then I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I do think you could register for more expensive stuff if you wanted though.

    However, I think you have, overall, too many things on your Honeymoon registry.  62 seems like a lot.  May I ask what exactly you are registering for?

    Post # 5
    9168 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    you should generally have 2x the amount of gifts as you have guests.  I’d personally put some more higher priced items on there, too depending on your guests. Most people aren’t going to buy you 1 $5 item (at least in my circle they wouldn’t).  But, if you have a ton of $5 items (say a bunhc of kitchen gadgets), they’d be more likely to buy them all and gift them as a little basket.  You know your guests best though.

    Post # 7
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Honestly, I really think the most important thing is that you registered for everything that you want/need. Don’t register for things you don’t really want just so you can fulfill the numbers game of trying to have the right number of items in different price points. SO many of my other married friends have a lot of clutter in their kitchens because they went crazy with their registries… Mr. W and I registered for things we needed or wanted to upgrade, and we are so, so happy with all of our gifts, our kitchen still isn’t at the tipping point of being cluttered.

    If people want to spend more than the most expensive item on your registry, they’ll probably either give you cash or buy multiple items. I’ve done that plenty of times in  the past, and for our wedding we received multiple gifts from several people. So anyways, bottom line is don’t stress!

    Post # 8
    1875 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @csteen85:  Oh ok.  That makes much more sense and is much more resonable.  I was thinking you had 30 different activities you were registering for and that just seemed like far too many. I was wondering when you were ever planning to sleep!

    It’s also good you’re only registering for extras.  I personally don’t care too much for Honeymoon registries, but if you’re going to do it, it seems much better to ask for the fun extras, like massages and shark feeding tours, than for necessities, such as flights and hotels.  The latter makes me think you cannot afford your Honeymoon so you’re asking others to finance it – which just rubs me the wrong way.

    Post # 10
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our registry (Target) looks about the same, so I think you’re fine. I know ours needs several more items, but we’ll add those closer to the showers (hopefully we’ll have a house by then so that we can decorate that instead of our apartment or register for stuff that we hope goes).

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