Post # 1
Apologies in advance to those who have the opposite problem… but stuff is starting to really fly off of my registries! I’ve still got things on all four (I know, I know) registries in a variety of price ranges, but if it keeps going at this rate, it’s going to get sparse!
I’m committed to keeping things on there in the low ranges (under $25, under $50), because I know that I have friends who need to shop in those ranges, and I wouldn’t want them to have to choose between spending more and going off-registry.
But beyond that, I’m not sure how attentive I should be about keeping things in the mid- to high-price ranges on all the registries. In particular, we’re registered for expensive silver (I know, I know), and no one seems to be buying any… and I can see the reasoning, a place setting costs more than the suitcases we registered for! If the mid-to-high sells out on my other registries, I’m thinking I’ll just leave it… I want my silver!
How are you guys handling dwindling registries? Adding more stuff? Letting it be?
Post # 3
I guess the question is: are there still some household items that you need or want? If you’ve gotten every last kitchen gadget/ sheets/ towels/ tablecloth/ bedding etc that you could ever use, then I would leave it alone. There’s no point in getting a waffle maker that you will never use and will only take up space. I assume that stores you have registered have an automatic gift card option– the stragglers can contribute to that if they don’t like any of the options that are left.
Post # 4
Hmm, this is tough! I guess if it ever comes to this for us, and it was two weeks or less before the wedding, we would leave it as is. We’ve already added a few items that we don’t really need/want (falls under the category "nice to have") because we ran out of stuff to register for. We also have items of all price ranges (starting at $3 for some silicone pot grabbers, $130 place setting for china and one kitchen island at $250, which is the most expensive thing). We did our best to average our stuff at $40-$75, though. So, if a guest waits too long, when does it get to the point where I’m worrying too much about what people buy me the days leading up to our wedding over the important details? I’m usually an etiquette buff, but if people wait until the day before, and they’d like to still give a gift and there’s nothing left in their price range, cash/gift cards to the store are always options, right?
My vote would be to leave it alone after the two-week mark. If nothing is in their price range when they go to make a purchase, they can always give cash/gift cards.