(Closed) Does anyone else feel bad about things they ask for on their registry?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
8394 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

As long as you have a variety of price points there’s nothing wrong with putting some more expensive items on there. I’ve heard not very nice things about the target registries and their return policy, so personally I would probably skip them.

Post # 4
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Fiance and I felt the same way! We went to Bed Bath and Beyond and the store associate helping us had us include all this fancy crystal and flatwear (which I know we’ll never use, plus I have crystal from my late grandmother …) when we came home and looked at our registry online we saw the champagne flutes we had chosen were $89 a flute! We immediately removed them. We felt that if any of our guests saw that they would think we were incredibly materialistic. 

That being said we did register for a few high price items (like a Dyson vaccuum) but we also chose a lot of of lower/medium priced items. It’s definitely not a bad thing to have something a little pricier that you know you really want and will use. If someone buys it for you, great! If not you can always buy it yourself after the wedding with the discount the store gives you. 

We’re only doing one registry. We know sometime after the wedding next year we’ll be moving and redoing a house so we didn’t want to register for too many things that we might not use for awhile. 

Sorry for the long post. Good luck with your registries!

Post # 5
1292 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh, I registered for things at a variety of price points. My pots/pans are 500.00$ Will I get them? Probably not but I do have rich grandparents so who knows, they might buy them.
But because they’re on my registry, if I have enough money after, I will just buy them myself! (Macys.com has a good registry)

Post # 6
397 posts
Helper bee

I know in my family we tend to gift together for the higher priced stuff.  So, 200.00 for the mixer isn’t bad if two people go in together for it.

I say register for what you want but stay open minded.  If you don’t get it guess what you ask for at Christmas/birthdays Laughing

Post # 8
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We registered at two places and people commented on how great we did with having a nice variety of prices. And we didn’t get any of the expensive things we asked for, so yeah keep those items to a minimal. We didn’t get our vacuum, pots, or knife set. Those were the only really expensive items. 

Post # 9
1227 posts
Bumble bee

We haven’t filled out our registry yet, but I plan to limit the number of higher price point items, simply because we don’t have that many people I would expect would purchase in that range anyway (pretty small families, both of us).

The whole registery thing feels so awkward to me.  I mean, on one level I get it: it helps guests find things that you actually want and/or need, matches your decor, etc , avoids duplication and takes the guess work out of it. On the other hand, as a guest, i might feel weird about giving people bath sheets as a gift (though we’d really like and appreciate bath sheets!!).  Though I generally don’t care about what other people think, there is a part of me that worries about being judged about what we register for (“Seriously? They expect someone to buy them $200 bedsheets?!”).  

In general, I’m not one to be forward about what I “want”, and I’m pretty private, so it just doesn’t sit right with me to put my “wish list” out there for everyone to see. But I’ll do it, simply because I do know that guests appreciate it, and I do trust FI’s judgment and guidance when it comes to what to register for.


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