(Closed) How much to register for?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve always heard to register for twice as many gifts as gifts givers. So assuming your 75 guests are mostly couples that’s roughly 40 gift givers there + 40 shower goers * 2 =160 gifts. It doesn’t have to be exact but I think you should pick out a bit more stuff. Although if your multiples include things like 12 place settings of china and silverware you might be ok.

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

there’s no dollar guideline. just make sure you have things at all price points. you also want to register for at least 2 per guest so that all of your guests have a choice. 

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

You know your friends and family best. In some circles $50 is a lot and others $300 is the norm.  So pick a wide variety based on what you know.

Post # 8
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Marissa1986: Thanks for posting, I just added a bunch of things to mine, I thought the same way you did! 🙂

Post # 9
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t worry too much about seeming greedy. People want to have plenty of options to choose from. I would suggest trying to choose lots of things in the $50 – $70 range. I hate when I check someone’s registry and all that’s left is extravagantly expensive things that are out of my budget and $5 kitchen gadgets. 🙂

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