(Closed) How many items to register for?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
13905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have a small registry of probably 200 items total for 175 guests.  Our wedding also involves traveling for the majority of the guests, so most of them won’t be buying physical gifts for us, anyway.  Our registry is mostly for shower purposes.

You should have stuff in every price range.  I have a $2 spatula and a $500 vacuum… The biggest chunk should be in the $25-50 range, I think. 

Post # 4
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I heard that you should register for a MINIMUM of 2X as many guests you have. Gifts for bridal shower/ engagement party/ wedding day. My guest list is about 240 thinking around 175-200 will come. and my wedding planner told me to register for at least 400 things. I know it sounds overwhelming but you don’t have to do it all in one day.

And have different price points, I know at BBB I have tons of things that are around $10. And our most expensive is a dyson vaccuum ( a girl can dream right?) Also at BBB you can return anything as long as it is on the registery that way you can get something else if you end up not needing it. It is much better to have A LOT on the registry than running out of things for guest to buy you and then end up with some stuff you dont want/ never use. plus its harder for guests to figure out what you want!!

do everyone a favor and register for close to 400 things and just don’t do it all at once!

also I’ve heard it is pretty common for guests to spend about $100 per head on gifts. Obviously that isn’t for every one but just something I have heard. most of my stuff is around $50.

Post # 5
7338 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We registered at BB&B also and we had a blast. We pretty much registedred to upgrade what we have in the house and we have about 100 items on there and our most expensive item is our down comforter. We got alot of bath towel sets which we love, bed sheets, small kitchen appliances, small kitchen, bathroom stuff…

I think you did fine, I don’t think there’s a problem with how you did it.

Post # 6
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I can understand the logic behind stores. You figure that a good chunk of people who are invited to the wedding will come to a shower. Therefore, one gift for each situation. Plus, there’s a good chance that someone may not buy you only two dish towels.

  Fiance and I have registered for about…250 gifts for our guest list of 270 people. We’re starting out new. He lives out of town in a condo with two other guys, and I’ve lived at home to save money. In my area, it’s common for the majority of your wedding gifts to be money. A lot of times, the items on the registry are purchased for your shower.

  Our price range was about $3 – $240. Fiance got me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas recently, and my dad bought us a set of pots and pans for Christmas. My mom just bought us our vacuum, so a lot of the bigger items were taken. I think as long as you have a good variety, you should be fine :-).

Post # 7
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think register for what you need and when it rolls around close to showers/the wedding day, check your registry to see if you need to add to it. 

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