(Closed) how many Registries is too many registries?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Think on the bright side….

 

It’s certainly more work for you to go through all of that than it is for your guests to pick the place they want to get your gift.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think most people do 2.  I’ve seen very few people do 3, and four would be too many, imo.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think that up to 3 is a good number. I think that amount gives your guests lots of options. But, if you happened to have 1 or 2 that are extremely particular then more could be ok. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

When in doubt, ask Emily Post!

According to etiquette, it is improper to have more than 3 registries. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have 3. I really only intended on two – Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn, but my Future In-Laws requested that we do a honeymoon registry of some sort so we made a honeyfund.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Anything more than 3 raises an eyebrow for me.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

I had three (Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Crate & Barrel) and it worked great. We had a large guest list and were able to provide a lot of options at a lot of different price points that way. Plus different groups of people may have different preferences; for example, friends our age preferred to shop at places like Crate & Barrel, whereas our parents’ friends preferred Macy’s.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Akbridezilla:  Two is typical (usually one high end/specialty and one lower end/general, so like Sur La Table and Target). Three is ok but only if they don’t overlap (so maybe you add in Macy’s for your luggage or china). Any more looks gift-grabby. 

Honestly, I didn’t even know this was a thing until recently but even not knowing, when my BFF gave me four registries to put on her bridal shower invitation I felt super uncomfortable and ended up just putting two. Without “official etiquette” it still felt weird and demanding to me, so I imagine it does to a lot of people. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have three. We couldn’t find everything we wanted at Kohl’s so we registered at BBB as well. Then, we started running out of stuff and decided to register at Sears as Fiance wanted to register for some tools and garage stuff. I think 2-3 is fairly common. It probably also depends on the size of you’re wedding. We have 300 guests invited so that is why 2 wasn’t enough.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When in doubt, ask Miss Manners.  One registry is too many.  Registries are just rude gift-grabs.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

1-2 Registries – Typical, fine doesn’t raise eyebrows.

3 Registries – Acceptable, but a good stopping place.

4 Registires – Less acceptable, pushing the limit. Would be okay for a massive 300+ guest list, but otherwise…

5+ Registries – No.  Seriously just no.

 

If you wish just a couple items from a number of places, then consider an amazon registry that allows you to add them to your registry there without creating additional registries.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think any more than 3 is too much

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I made 4, but am only using 3. I started a registry at Macy’s before I realized that I don’t need a $1,000 crystal centerpiece bowl. I have Kohl’s, Target, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

ETA: I only intended on having 2. I decided from the get-go to not use Macy’s at all. I only added Kohl’s after I remembered they have those cute “babycakes” baking things and they’re only like $20-$50.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We made 2.  I didnt want to make any because i’ve had my house for 3 years i dont need another bowl.  

I’m hoping by keeping the number of registries down people will just give us money….which is what we need most right now!!

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