(Closed) How many items is too many to register for?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would register for anything that you need.  If they don’t buy the stuff for you, then you can just get it after the wedding with the completion discount.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Guests like having options when they’re shopping for your gifts. I don’t think they’ll find you greedy. They should understand that you’re just starting your new life together and you need a lot of things.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

With 200 people you will need to register for a lot of stuff.. probably at least 1.5 that amount or 300+ items? Of course some of those would be smaller less expensive items. I think the only thing that offends people is if you only register for super expensive stuff. Make sure to have a variety of price points.

Post # 7
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2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah, I struggled with this issue too. Right now, I have around 90 items for 150(ish) invited guests. I know, I know, I’m supposed to have more. But my plan is to monitor the list closely and add things as needed. If all the $10 items get bought, I’ll add more of those. Same with $60 items. I think as long as you have options for all budgets, you’ll be fine.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think there’s a such thing as too many.  Everyone knows you’re moving in together and will need a lot of stuff, and the more stuff, the more options for your guests.  I’ve registered for *everything* that comes across my mind that I need or want, from a the traditional kitchen and home items to a digital camera, to camping equipment.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

a huge list is also good for procrastinators.  It would suck if you waited till a day or two before or whatever and all that was on the registery were 4 things way out of your price range.

Post # 10
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

According to our wedding planner and everyone that we have ever met with, register for as many things as you can with various price points.  That way it fits with everyones budget.  In this case, bigger is better so they have more to choose from.

Post # 11
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I was told to regester for twice as many gifts as you will have gift giver. so consider events like showers and such. as was told to make sure I a gree to the point of  haveing things in different price ranges so not every thing is 100 bucks and more cause that may be too much for some people. gift givers like options…

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you are running out of things to register for, towels are generally at a good price point (expensive to buy for yourself, but reasonably priced as a wedding gift) and everyone can use more high quality towels.  And if you get TOO many, you can always return some for cash.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Register for what you want and need.  If you find that the options are getting low after a shower, you can always add more on.  Many people will likely give money or GCs for the wedding, but it’s still a good idea to make sure you have various price points after any showers are over.

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