Post # 1
I know it’s not a strict guest/item breakdown because of the different price points, but I’m curious how many items you have on your registries and how many guests you invited. The stores recommended we register for at least a few gifts per guest, but obviously their motive is selling more product. My mom is convinced we have not registered for enough stuff! I’m curious if others will share:
How many gifts did you register for total?
How many wedding guests did you have?
How many showers/shower guests did you have?
Post # 3
Good question, I am interested to see the responses. I only have 17 things so far, and am struggling to think of anything more. We are inviting 200 people, but we are also going to register for gift cards at a local furniture store because we really need new furniture.
Post # 4
How many gifts did you register for total? We registered for a total of 146 items between 2 registries (BB&B and Macys).
How many wedding guests did you have? 85
How many showers/shower guests did you have? I’m only having 1 shower but that will include about 40 women.
ETA: We’ve lived together for 6 years so we have everything we need but it was nice to go through and register for upgrades. I admit, I went a little registry crazy but I figure it just gives our guests more options.
Post # 5
We have about 75 things, and 150 guests for the wedding and 70ish for the shower. Fiance and I have lived together forever, so we don’t really need much. We registered for upgrades, or things we know are going to crap out soon, and my mom and sister have been suggesting gift cards from a local furniture store if asked.
Post # 6
I think we registered for about 100 things? We are registered at two places and have been together forever, so we were looking for upgrades too. I tried to get only what we needed, though. My shower should be about 40 people, and we are inviting about 150 to our big day. Our items also range in pice from like $5-$300 (Our mixer :))
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Post # 8
We have 195 guests invited, I have one shower with around 40 invites. We’ve registered for about 180 items across 3 main registries and Amazon to show furniture we need from IKEA… if I include each additional item, it’s closer to 300 – much of which are our dishware and serveware items fro mCrate & Barrel, almost all under $20.
I too, went a little crazy after having MAJOR guilt over registries at the beginning. Then we realized people want the options and they’re happy to gift us with what we need and want.
Post # 9
We’re currently registered for 115 items, with about 70 wedding guests and 20 – 30 shower guests.
Post # 10
I think we’ll cap it at 50 items. Target has a nice break down of how many items to register for including suggestions for 5 or 6 price ranges. We’re inviting 80 people. We decided to only register at Target.
Post # 11
We currently have about 200 items on 2 registries. Fiance also wants to set up a honeymoon registry.
We are anticipating 300-500 guests total. We’re having 2 receptions in two states.
Two showers. One with just my girlfriends – about 20 guests. One with *everyone* else – easily 75 people.
Post # 12
How many gifts did you register for total? 40-something
How many wedding guests did you have? 82
Post # 13
I’m a dork and did an excel table. by price range. I have about 200 gifts, but some items are smaller than others (like one plate is one gift). I have 180 invited guests, estimated that 130 will come, and with many giving cash (Fiance is half Greek)
It won’t let me add the template, but I will shortly.
Post # 14
50 items for 120+ guests. Some at $5, one is $350 (a kitchen aid – I also registered for a $30 mixer). I assume that anything over, say, $40 will have multiple buyers, and I assume that many won’t buy anything.
Post # 15
We have, and this is embarassing after reading all of the other posts, 520 gifts registered for and 200 guests. But that is every individual towel, kitchen tool, etc. My Future Mother-In-Law used to be a Bridal Consultant for BB&B so she helped us find and think of every single thing we may ever need or want. Our philosophy is that we would rather register for way too many things but then people won’t run out of choices than not register for enough and get things we don’t want and with return policies that aren’t amazing. We are registed at Macy’s and BB&B and both have excellent registry incentives and return policies, so we took full advantage of both. We have already received gifts from companies just for registering for certain items- whether they are purchased or not! That was a big part of it for us. For example, we registed for 2 sets of pots and pans- one we actually wanted and one that sent us an awesome Santuko knife for free when we registered for it. Then, when my uncle asked which one we would prefer because he wanted to buy us our pots and pans, we told him the one we actually wanted. I’m all about working the system 🙂
Post # 16
Registered for about 75 items; 140 invites to wedding, 40 to shower. Yeah, Macy’s told us we hadn’t registered for enough. I’m sure they want to sell more, LOL.