(Closed) I don’t want to register for inexpensive things.

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Gah, that’s a gorgeous headboard.  I’d totally put it on my registry, even if I knew no one would buy it.  Haha.  Where is it from?

Maybe you could add gift cards TO your registry?  In small amounts like $10, $25, etc.  I don’t blame you for not needing many cheap things if you’ve already got an established household.

Post # 5
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the least expensive thing on our registry was probably like $15.  We didn’t register for a lot of stuff because we already lived together and didn’t need china since my dad will probably give me his wedding china.

Post # 6
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a little bit of trouble with this too because we’d already been living together a year before our wedding. I added some fun things like board games and movies. I also added some kitchen gadgets that were inexpensive, but maybe upgrades of what we already had. When we first moved in together we got almost all the kitchen supplies we needed, but we bought the cheapest stuff possible!

Also, we registered for some things we realllly wanted, but we didn’t think anyone would actually buy them. We ened up actually getting one of them! We were pretty surprised. A lot of registries will give you a 10% coupon after your wedding to buy something that wasn’t purchased. So you could use your gift cards and 10% coupon and buy your headboard 🙂

Post # 7
3342 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’ve lived together for about 4 years.  Most all of our home/kitchen things are cheap and need to be replaced so we’re upgrading nearly everything to nicer versions.  I think the cheapest things are ~$15.

Post # 8
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I have something on there that’s like $9. Then again, we aren’t THAT established and are missing a few of the smaller basics. lol

I wouldn’t think you are a brat! And I also think you should put the Headboard on there (especially if they give you adiscount on fullfilling the registry after the event)!

Post # 9
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Being a guest that was put in this position before, I can say that you shouldn’t stress over it. I had a friend that had her wedding right after our baby was born so finances were tight and the cheapest thing on her registry was a wine glass for $50/glass…so instead of giving her one glass, we just bought her a gift card for the store she registered at. At the shower it seemed like that is what a lot of people did, so it wasn’t a big deal. Then she can add them up and get what she really wants 🙂

Post # 10
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess I’m getting married at the wrong time, because I can’t see myself needing or wanting “forever” pieces for at least the next…8 years.

For the record, I have an ice cream scoop on the registry. Yum! Ice cream! I hope I get it!

Post # 11
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Honestly, our least expensive item is only $1.  This is the first time we’ve lived together or without roommates, so we need everything.  I would love to register for only nicer things, but I know that a lot of my guests won’t be able to afford much.  I have had a few guest that have bought us nicer items that weren’t on our registry and those are the things we’ll keep forever.

I think as long as your price range suits your guest and you choose items you want/need, then you’re fine.  And I love that headboard.  I think you should go for it.

Post # 12
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I feel the same way.  I think the least expensive thing on my registry is about ten bucks.  I was thinking people would usually want to spend $20 at a shower, so I needed some items that were 20, or easily added to 20.  But, for wedding gifts, I always feel like it should be a forever gift, not something I would buy/replace on a regular basis. 

Post # 13
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We have cheap stuff on ours. Like dish rags at BB&B, tiny silicon bowls on our amazon registry, stuff like that. Probably the cheapest thing is like … $3? I’m one of those people who cleans up on all the cheap crap on a registry when I’m a guest, so I figured it didn’t hurt to include that stuff. We also have a bunch of $200+ camping gear on our registry though (and $80-200 pots and pans) so people can decide what they want to spend. 🙂

Post # 14
5385 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

How about adding things like a serving utensils, measuring cups, meat thermometer, meat tenderizer, colander, picture frames, etc.

Post # 15
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I vote for the headboard!  Definitely put it on.  And let us know if you get it!  As for cheap things, I wouldn’t stress .  I was worried about the same thing, since we live together and already have a bunch of stuff.  But in 20 minutes of playing with the scanner thingy and Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I found plenty of fun little things like kitchen gadgets and picture frames that I’d never buy myself, all under $15.  But I think most people would just give cash or a gift card if they didn’t want to give anything on the registry, so I don’t think you need to worry about it.  Also, if a bunch of your guests know each other, they might go in a gift together.  My Fiance (jokingly?) wanted to register for a $1800 bar.  I convinced him that might look a bit bratty, although technically, if all of our guests teamed up on one thing . . . ?  Haha, no that would be weird.  Headboard though?  Perfectly reasonable. 

Post # 16
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been getting hassled by my mom for only having expensive items (which isn’t even true – we have a registry at Target where 50% of the items are <$30!), and not having the typical registry stuff.  My mom got married at 22 and lived with her paretns till the wedding.  We’re both in our late 20s and have been on our own for over 7 yrs, we already HAVE all the smaller kitchen stuff.  Then we moved in together over the winter and decorated our apartment, so the bathroom’s done too.  We’re currently in a tiny Manhattan apt so we simply don’t have room for extra stuff right now; we’re planning to head out to the suburbs in 2-3 yrs, so I’d be more interested in my “forever” type pieces then.

People can always pool together for a bigger ticket item (like my espresso machine.  Please!!) or do the gift card route.  Don’t apologize for your list.  The bottom line is that it’s your decision.  I registered for a dog playpen, which I’m hoping to get early so I can use it AT the wedding (on a farm).  So yeah, I’m breaking that rule too.

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