(Closed) How many registries?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Three too much



  • Post # 16
    2468 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i don’t think 3 is too many, but if you could get all the same things you want at 2, i’d just keep it at 2–bbb and target may not be different enough to warrant having a 3rd.

    Post # 17
    3048 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I have three registries, but only one has a ton of stuff on it. Sears was for the man stuff and some appliances. Macy’s was for my china. But Target was for everything else you could think of. As long as people don’t have 3 different choices of blenders to get you, then 3 registries is fine. If you already have what you need on 2 registries then stick with that. There is no reason to add another one with repeat items.

    Post # 18
    13562 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We have 3.5 (one is a Sears registry for a few tools) and I think it’s okay. Rationale: We’re inviting 300 people, and we want to give our (large numbers of) guests options. If we were only inviting 100 people, three registries probably wouldn’t be necessary. I don’t see anything wrong with it, and so far, neither have any of my guests.

    Post # 19
    9026 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Most of the couples I know had 2 or 3 registries.

    Post # 20
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have three registries: Macys, Crate and Barrel, and a honeymoon one. We’re inviting 230 guests so I think having three registries is justified. If you had a small wedding, it might be a bit much. But I think people like variety of places to choose from. I don’t see the harm in it!

    Post # 21
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have three. They are Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Kohls. Right now looking at it, the main one is Bed Bath and Beyond. Fiance and I both wanted Target. I added Kohls, because where my family is from, there are no Targets or BBandB. Crazy, I know, but they have a Kohls, so I am putting some items there as well. It is hard to split up the items on 3 registries, but I think I have done a good job with it. That may change when people start to buy things for us.

    Post # 22
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think its a bit excessive if its the same types of stores.

    I’d understand the mix of BB&B, Crate & Barrel and Macy’s because you can get a good mix of things, but if you are going to do Target, Kohls and Walmart…just seems a bit redudent to me. Just my opinion though. We only plan to do a BB&B one, maybe Crate & Barrel! (Love that dam store!)

    Post # 24
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We’re not having a gift registry. Mr used to own his own house, so we have all the furniture and trimmings that comes with that. Plus we’ve lived together for 2 years now. Also we have a habit of moving every 12 months, so the idea of having more STUFF to pack does not appeal to me at all!! I know the majority of our guests aren’t exactly flush with cash, so we wanted to leave it up to them as to how much they spend. We haven’t explicitly asked for cash, but I’m pretty sure that’s what we’ll get from his side. My side will just be a surprise until the day.

    In answer to your question, I feel it depends on how many guests you’re having. If you’re having a lot of guest, then I’m sure they will appreciate the choice and variety. I don’t really think it matters how many lists you have, just as long as you have a good price-range of gifts.

    Post # 25
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have heard terrible things about Target registries as well, but I have 3 registries – Macys, Crate and Barrel, and Amazon.

    Post # 26
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I will probably do three. Macy’s for the linens and similar things, crate and barrell or williams sonoma for the kitchen, and target. There is no major department store in my hometown, so target will pretty much be totally geared to the family there that doesn’t shop online.

    I don’t think the number of registries makes you look greedy as long as you aren’t asking for super extravagant stuff in all of them.

    Post # 27
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We had three registries: Crate and Barrel for our dishes, silverware, and glasses (and a few kitchen things), Macys for most of our kitchen goods, and Pottery Barn just for our bed set.  I really wanted to only have two, but the only bedding we both liked was at PB, and the only dishes we both liked were at C&B.  Macys nicely filled in the gap of stuff not sold (or sold for way too much) at those two stores. 

    But, like others have said, I have heard really bad things about Target’s policies.  I would read some past posts on the ‘bee before you decide to register there. 

    Post # 28
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I technically had 3- but set up a couple for the completion discount that I didn’t really share or advertise. 

    I think 3 is fine- we had very different purposes for ours- so it worked. 

    We had a main one at BB&B- it filled the basic gaps for us

    A Wish registry at http://www.uponourstar.com that was for some big household things and a few honeymoon splurges, etc- we used it like a universal for things we would have to go to mulitple stores for (remodeling stuff, tools, etc)

    A Target one that I wish I never did- not a fan of the Target registry.  at all! 

    Post # 29
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have 3- BB&B, C&B, and Target. I think it is nice to have options for people who might not have one of those stores near them. We only have BB&B and Target, but I love C&B and it is very reasonably priced so it’s a nice option for people who want to order online and/or get multiple unique items for the cost of some of the pricier items on my BB&B list.

    Post # 30
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I would think the Target and BBB items would be similar – for that reason, I’d say stick with the two.  Why does your family want the Target one?  Do a lot of people shop there vs. BBB? (meaning, is BBB hard to get to, etc?)


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