Post # 1
I’ve been reading that you’re supposed to register for 2-3 times as many gifts as there are people attending your wedding. With that in mind, I’ve got a 155-item registry at Macy’s (which includes 12 place settings and multiples of other items in the 155), as well as 10-20-item lists at Registry.com and Amazon. But I look at the Macy’s list, and it just feels so uncomfortable that I’d register for that many gifts. And we’ve invited 175, so it’s not even close to twice that!
Almost everyone we invited was a couple, so isn’t that really more like 75-100 gift-givers?
I don’t want people to think we’re greedy or we overdid it! Maybe I should remove items and add them later if everything gets scooped up?
How many gifts did you register for (and how many guests do you expect)? And for those already married, how many gifts were purchased relative to guests?
Post # 3
I’m having about 100 people at my wedding and my registry is about 100 things (I’m considering multiples of things just one item). My mom told me I might need to add more things and to keep an eye on it just in case. I think yours sounds like a good amount. You’re not asking to get everything on there, you’re just giving people options.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine- like PP said, you are just giving people options, which actually makes things easier for them so they will always have a range of price options and items from which to choose.
Post # 5
We didn’t register because we are going into our 11th year living together, so we didn’t think it would be appropriate to register; although we could use some replacement items. Another reason we didn’t register is because 99% of our guests were from out of state and out of country, so we thought them choosing to come to our wedding was present enough. We found out later that our guests were still very generous to us, even though we asked them not to give us anything at all.
For you, I think that what you are doing is just fine. Just monitor your registry(s) every couple of weeks just in case they start to get low on item in a certain price range. You just want to make sure that you have all price ranges covered, so your guests have choices that will fit their budget.