(Closed) Gift list etiquette!

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you are worried about having too much on there to start, you can always check back on your registry as people start to buy things, and top it up if needed.  Do you know when/if there is a cut off for adding things? (i.e., can you add items after your wedding?)

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sorry to annoy. Im new to this and looking 4 help. I think ive wrote a post called “will my dress fit” but not sure if i have posted it. Can any of u see it on the beehive board??


Post # 7
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve read that you should have twice as many items on there as you have guests, to give people choice. Don’t know how we’re going to manage that as it would mean 240 items for us!! Do guests have the option of buying vouchers instead of a gift? We’re registered at John Lewis and we’ve put some bigger ticket items down in the thought that guests can make smaller contributions towards them by buying vouchers .

Post # 9
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

@barbie86:  I wouldn’t worry about it at all! I mean if you have plenty of items on your registry around the $20-$50 mark I think you’re totally fine! You should register for the items you know you need since you know you’ll get the 10% off after the wedding. That is a good deal and you should take it! 

I’ve personally never been offended by somebody having a large registry. Infact I like the selection better. 


Post # 11
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here are my suggestions

  1. Register at one store (you will maximize the bride/groom incentives a lot of stores offer)
  2. register at a store that has a great return policy- you may end up returning unwanted items later on and you really do not need hassle
  3. Register for items that range from $5 dollars all the way up to the most expensive item you want
  4. To play it safe, register for twice as many gifts as there are guests invited to the wedding
  5. Make sure you think of all rooms of the house (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining room) and register for items for each room
  6. put items on the list even if you are not completely sure since you can always return them
  7. do not use anything until after the wedding. Ttake a complete inventory after the wedding, shower, etc and see what yu have.  Then figure out if there is anything that you really want and did not receive.  Use the special discount after the wedding or return some items that you are so-so about and purchase the items you really want. 


Post # 13
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow! I used that link a pp gave because I was curious, it said I should have $9000 in gift registry. Holy moly.

Post # 14
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Personally I think it depends on your crowd.  Typical wedding gifts in my circle average $20-30, so I wouldn’t put very many high ticket items. I think I have 3 that are over $40. But some circles average $100 or more, so for their guests it would make sense to have a lot of higher priced things.


Post # 15
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


@jenilynevette:  That website seems a little out there to me, gotta say… for one thing it seems to imply that almost every individual guest will give you a seperate gift, whereas really most guests will be coming in couples and only give one gift.

Post # 16
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@thunderberry:  Oh yeah, I kind of figured it was out there. I think our registry has maybe $2000 in stuff and I feel like that was already overboard.

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