(Closed) I feel like our registry is to expensive

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My circle and I are “established” and we don’t go over $100 on shower gifts. But that’s because I give money for the wedding day gift as well.   You know your friends and family best to gauge what they might be comfortable spending. See what your mom or someone close to you thinks maybe? 

Post # 19
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Another option is (if they allow it) add gift cards for that particular store onto the registry and allow the guests to decide how much they want to add to the card.

Post # 20
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Some people also chip in on the gift so it’s good to have expensive things too. 

Post # 21
1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d leave everything on the registry be.  You have a good amount of inexpensive items, and when those are all bought out and people may not want to buy the more high-end stuff… they’ll just give cash/checks.  At least that’s how Asian families do it.  I personally prefer the cash/checks so we can buy at our own leisure when the time is right and we have a good amount of storage space.

As a side note, I put a $500 Vitamix blender onto my Amazon registry for kicks and a family friend actually bought it for us…. Sealed  Goodness gracious

Post # 22
9223 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

macy’s registry recommends X amount of gifts in each price range for X amount of guests.

if you print out your macy’s registry it will give you the guidelines at the end, at least the store version did when I set up my registry.

however, people can always buy you a gift card to the stores you registered in if they think the price of an item is too high.

i also registered at C&B and Macys. 

Post # 23
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@StL.Ashley:  we broke apart our cookware set because of the same thing. We have otten a lot of the pieces already from showers and such

Post # 24
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It was recommended to us to register for the same things at different stores (because of coupons, sales, and ease for guests).  Most return policies are easy in case you do get double.

It was also recommended to register for a pots and pans set (don’t worry, ours is $300) and all of the indiivudual pieces.  It would be easy to return the individual ones and get the set.

Your registry prices sound about normal to me as far as being a guest and the registries I’ve shopped on.  Just make sure you have a good range of prices, high and low.  People can get you gift cards towards your registry, too.

I didn’t follow the recommended gift number only because we really didn’t need that much stuff.  And I figured with fewer items, we might actually get them all.

If you picked all the stuff you need/want/love, don’t worry about it!  People will find a way to help contribute to it.

Post # 25
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could check BB&B if there is one in your area, a lot of stuff they carry is also at Macys and a bit cheaper. We found the ‘sale’ price at Macys for some of our items was the regular price at BB&B.

Post # 26
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Make sure you put the big stuff on there. Even if no one buys it, as you know, Macy’s will allow you to complete your registry (i.e., buy the remnants yourself post-wedding) with additional savings.

Post # 27
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it.  If they don’t want to spend a particular price on the registry, they will most likely get you gift cards or cash!

Post # 28
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@StL.Ashley:  I think that is too expensive. If you don’t have at least, say, 10 things under $50 and maybe 5 under $25 then it’s too much. Sucks but we’re in a recession.

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