(Closed) dwindling registries: how empty is too empty?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee

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
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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.


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