(Closed) Is 3 registries too much? Am I being greedy?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How many registries did you sign up for?
    1 registry. : (16 votes)
    16 %
    2 - 3 registries. : (75 votes)
    77 %
    4 - 5 registries. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    6 + registries. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i dont think you’re being greedy. if anything you are giving your guests more options.. tho w/a wedding w 57 guests idk if you really need that many registries and it may just be easier on you later on to have fewer ..ie ease of returning any gifts, keeping track etc.

    Post # 4
    Member
    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I honestly think you should really look at the bed bath and beyond website and just see what they have to offer. Most people find it convenient to go there and they can use the 20% off coupons on each item.

    I really like the first registry you have, however, I don’t agree with the Wayfair.com for a bed. Maybe that is something you can bring up in conversation with a family member (parents?) and they can buy that for you. Plus, you will know that you are getting it and you can focus on the appropriate sheet sets from other sites.

    But it’s totally up to you. Just don’t go over 4.

    Post # 5
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    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @JoJoDahling:  I don’t know if you’re being greedy so much as you’ll simply be confusing guests.

    I know you’re supposed to rely on word of mouth for registries these days… and if you have 3-4 different ones, then that could get REALLY confusing… and some people might get a bit annoyed.

    I would do 2 TOPS, but probably just stick with one, personally.

    Post # 6
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our wedding had 56 guests and we had 3 registeries. The reason? Our guests were spread across the states and thought it would easier for them to have choices. We also didnt register for anything over $100

    Post # 8
    Member
    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I guess I technically have 4, but one only has 3 items on it and they all cost less than $50.00 so I’m going to go with I have 3. However, I’m not putting any registry info on invites and it’s not on my shower invites either. People have just asked my sisters where I’m registered. 

    I have 1 registry that just has china and crystal on it and don’t expect anyone but my grandparents to buy off of.  Then I have a pretty big Macy’s registry with all the typical items from $25 to $1000 and 1 other smaller registry that has like 20 pretty cheap items on it $5-$50.  

    I really only registered for my shower because I don’t expect many people to give actual wedding gifts. My circle is the cash gift kind of circle, which is fine. I just wanted to give people lots of options for my registry (both in price and type of gift). I hate getting on a registry and just seeing boring kitchen gadgets – even though I know it’s something the couple wants, I hate buying the boring gadgets, so I like when there’s a big registry with lots of different types of things to chose from. 

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you want linens and dishes from the other store, why sign up for Bed, Bath and Beyond? As long as there’s a local Fred Meyers store (for people who don’t want to use the internet) I think you’re fine. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1565 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i dont think it’s greedy, i actually think it’s good because now they have more options 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    12635 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s a little much.  We did two registries (crate and barrel and BB&B) and that’s with 175 guests. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We had 3, crate & barrel, Macy’s and Amazon. If you only want one itemfrom Wayfair, I would just use wedding money towards that.

    BB&B is nice for your guests because they can use coupons (you may get a little more because of that.)

    You can list registry info on your wedding web site.

    Post # 14
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve been reading and three seems to be the average amount.  We are going to have three: Macy’s, Home Depot, and Target

    Post # 15
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    412 posts
    Helper bee

    is there a completion discount at wayfair? if yes, i would still make it, and then just not broadcast it (or at least not beyond immediate family)

    i think options are good, and people are going to spend what they’re going to spend regardless. I wouldn’t feel pressured to spend more if someone was registered at more places. more store options is good (they can go for whatever’s closest to them) and i think they’ll get that you’re not being greedy if none of the lists are huge. just make sure to monitor them and add items as necessary (that you can always return) if one store is more popular with your guests than the others

    Post # 16
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t think its greedy…just too much for your guests.  Keep it to 1-2 real life stores (like BB&B) for the old timers, and an online registry.  Try Amazon– they have a universal registry button and you can add things from any site.  

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