(Closed) How much to register for?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We invited 300 people, and we registered at four different stores. Many who were unable to attend our wedding still sent a gift, and our registries were almost totally maxed out by the day of our wedding.

I’d err on the side of registering for too many things. It at least gives your guests options. We actually had a couple of guests complain to us that we didn’t have enough left on our registries for them to choose from!

Are you having any bridal showers? I was surprised by how big a dent my bridal showers made in my registries. We had to add more items after my showers!

Post # 4
1794 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I registered, the consultant recommended 2 registry items for each invited guest. It’s also important to include gifts in various price ranges. This will make sure that everyone has enough selection to buy you a nice gift.

Post # 6
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Also, watch your registries to see how picked-over they’ve become. If one of the lists starts looking a little thin, top it off! Maybe add on a few things you didn’t consider necessary before and call it icing on the cake if someone picks them up for you. My sister added things like TV trays and corncob dishes when she saw how her original Target registry was almost depleted. Going to a store and seeing that someone only has expensive things left on a registry is kind of frustrating, so KEEP ADDING those little fun things here and there if you need to.

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