(Closed) How many items did you register for/how many guests did you have?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re currently registered for about 95 items (counting each place setting of china as 1, we are registered for 12 settings). We are inviting 225 people to the wedding, and probably a combined 50 between two bridal showers. I’d really like to register for some more things but I’m running out of ideas! Oh and our prices range from $8 (a cute little reusable cup I want!) to $359 (for a grill).

We also started a Honeyfund so we’re hoping for some gifts of that nature.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

IMO, the stores don’t tell you to register more because they want to sell more, they tell you to register more so that you are given what you want and because they know what they’re talking about. Say you run out of gifts on your registry in the pricepoint someone is looking for, they still may purchase a gift for you from Macy’s, it just may not be something you need/want and then you have to go through the hassle of returning it. FH and I put a lot of hard work into our registries in the beginning, but my philosophy was I’d rather do the work then when we weren’t up to our eyeballs in wedding stuff instead of not putting enough things on there and having to return things after the wedding while also trying to write thank you notes, settle back from the honeymoon, and working FT. I add almost everything online, so I can do it whenever I think of something that I forgot. I’m a student now (graduating in 8 days- YAY!), and many lectures were spent on my laptop adding items to my registries 🙂

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I just saw this question and noticed that someone posted that they were only registering at Target. Just a recomendation, Target does not normally carry higher end items. I had a friend who as a bride to be picked Target as the primary registry, but choose items that would be expected to wear out within 5 to 10 years. (The flatware had acrylic handles, and the plates were not of a quality that would be expected to last.) I’d be cautious about being limited on the quality. I’m not saying that you picked similar items, but I know that higher end items that would have a longer lifetime use…will be a benefit to your whole wedded life!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We registered for about 120 things from three stores at first. We had 220 people at our wedding. After my shower, we added a few more things (maybe 20-30) because people (our moms) kept telling us to register for more. This was kind of a stretch, as it wasn’t things we necessarily needed, but I’m glad we didn’t go overboard. There ended up being only four things left on our registry that we were able to pick up with gift cards. I’m sure people that went to the store last were upset about their options, but I’m honestly glad we didn’t end up with a bunch of things were didn’t need. Money and gift cards were welcome.

150ish Total Items Registered For

220 Wedding Guests

2 Showers

Post # 22
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500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We registered for 29 items and so far have received 2.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our registries (Macys, Target, and BBB) keep telling us we need more stuff (we might have 50 items combined between all 3 sites), but I find it pointless because I don’t WANT to ask for a bunch of junk that I really don’t need.

I registered for what I wanted from those sites, and if every single item is purchased, well then I will trust our guests to get us something more personal. There will only be about 85 people, so we will know everyone very well and I trust their judgement if they have to deviate from the registry.

Honestly though, if you have registered for what you WANT, don’t let your mom convince you to register for more stuff just for the hell of it. If you know you don’t really want it, you’ll be wasting your time and your guests’ money.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

How many gifts did you register for total? total is 250

How many wedding guests did you have? I will have around 150 guests

How many showers/shower guests did you have? I’m going to have only one. There will be around 40 people at the shower.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel really weird about having a registry, especially since we don’t really need a lot.   We just registered for a few things, some were bigger, and are done with it.   We have invited 125 guest and there may be 20 things on the registry.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is so helpful!  I’ve been struggling with this registry thing…. what to register for and what to avoid.  We live in NYC where space is limited.  We’ve lived together for going on … 7years!  I thought this was going to to be the fun part… HAH!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We registered for around 100 items, with 180 guests at the wedding, and about 50 for the shower? A lot of our guests are out of town, and will likely just give money to avoid travelling with a gift, but we also only registered for the bare minimum since our apartment is so small.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are heavily registered.  Probably close to 200 items across 3 registries, in varying price points (some of the items are something like $3, and 2 items are in the $300 range).  Both our families are full of gift people (versus cash people), and we wanted there to be a wide variety of gifts, both fun and practical.  We do want all the things we’re registered for, and a lot of the things are upgrades–no junk here, please; we have enough already!  If we don’t get everything, I will be unsurprised, but I didn’t want to run out and have people frustrated.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have about 150 items, and invited 96 guests. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are registered for 165 items. We have 35 showers guests and 100 wedding guests. Our registry breaks down like this. 106 items are under $50, 5 items are $50-$75, 15 items are $75-$100, 26 items $100-$150, and 13 items are over $150. We registered for things we wanted and needed for our home. We went in with the thought process, that whatever we don’t recieve off our registry we will most likely buy after the wedding using our completion discounts. We registered at Macys and Target. HTH!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m not sure how many things we have registered for but I know there are 350 guests invited. a lot of our family live out of town and will not actually make it to the wedding so we figured the ones who want to do something would enjoy this. My cousin who lives 12 hours away also suggested just setting up a GoFundMe. Our registry is a bit different though. We did add extra cash gifts as we have a sort of unique situation. Money that we get will of course go to a honeymoon but also what is left will go towards having a tubal reversal to make it possible for us to have children again. Also, we can’t really afford the honeymoon as my fiance is a Pastor of a new church and both my brother and his mom passed away April 2015, 5 days apart which left a huge amount of bills. That and the church (we pay the church overhead and feed, clothe and shelter people) all the time and try to pick up where other organizaions can;t help. All of this completely consumes our money at this time as the congregation isn’t huge. We also are going to take money if we gwt enought…and start traveling to other countries to do missionary work. This is why I say our situation is a little different. I’m not sure if we are going to do the GoFundMe for sure but we’ve had a couple different people suggest it thinking the idea would work. Here is our site link if anyone wants to look at about how many gifts are listed compared to 350 invitations. Please let me know if this helped you and if you have any suggestions. http://www.travelersjoy.com/mirandajeremiah2016 

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