(Closed) Expensive Dishware on Shower Registry?

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Post # 2
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I’d put it on there.  A group may go in to get it for you or a grandparent.  Someone may purchase it for the your wedding, instead of your shower.  

Post # 3
3231 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Definitely register for it!! 

Post # 4
8 posts

Register for it. At the end if no-one has bought it you’ll receive a discount on any items you buy off your registry after your wedding at most stores. 

Our baby registry has EVERYTHING we’re getting for the baby on it. Family & friends know we don’t expect them to buy our crib or dresser, but that 25% off after the shower will be real nice for us.

Post # 5
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had a couple of higher priced options on our registry and found that some people will go in together for a gift. My mom typically goes in with my aunts and grandma to buy the more expensive items on a registry. I would definitely put it on there.

Post # 6
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Def add it. We have some pricey things on ours (hello, Dyson). but we added bc we can buy at a discount after the wedding.

My sister added a couch on her registry years ago for the exact same reason. 🙂

Post # 7
632 posts
Busy bee

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megrays :  It depends on your social circle if a $175 platter would be considered excessive in price for a registry.  Where I currently live many people register at crate and barrel type stores so there are some pricey items on the registries but for weddings I’ve attended in my rural hometown there were rarely registry items over $100. If it makes you uncomfortable, I wouldn’t register for it as you know your guests best and can always purchase it yourself. 

Post # 8
10365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

No one is going to be forced to buy something on your registry that is out of thier budget. As long as you have items in a variety of price ranges then it’s perfectly acceptable to register for a few higher priced items. People may want to buy it as a group or someone may just be feeling especially generous or maybe no one will buy it but it’s not hurting or insulting anyone to have it there as an option.

Post # 9
13990 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think a $175 platter is remotely excessive.  If $175 was the cheapest thing on your registry, that would be overkill — but a few pricey pieces are completely fine.


Post # 10
115 posts
Blushing bee

Agree with PP, $175 is not crazy expensive, and especially given that most of your registery is balanced in price. My family sometimes likes to go in togther for gifts to be able to get the person the more expensive items, and that may be the case for you, as well.

Post # 11
849 posts
Busy bee

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megrays :  If it makes you feel any better, I come from a family of pretty normal middle-class people, and my cousin registered for really expensive dishes–including the teapot of the set that cost THOUSANDS of dollars. It was just plain ceramic looking, in my opinion. No fancy trim, no 24k gold, just plain clay. I was shocked, haha. If you’re talking ~$150 or less, I think it’s totally fine. As others mentioned, people will purchase it if they’d like to 🙂

Post # 12
31 posts

Add it. Worst thing that will happen is no one will buy it. We did out registry as a list of things we need to get one way or another.  Lol. I’ve bought stuff off the registry for us on my own if I came across a rediculous sale or discount.  We have a small guest count so honestly most won’t get purchased as gifts. So when the plates I wanted were available at 40% off i scooped up a few settings. We gotta eat on something right? Lol. 

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