(Closed) Is having only items on the registry worth $25 and up being too greedy?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

$25 sounds reasonable to me, but I dont know your crowd.  I am willing to bet it sounds reasonable to them too though!  🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not too greedy at all. I think that’s perfectly reasonable.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i dont think its greedy at all! to be honest, im having my registry at crate & barrel and it aint cheap. but my wedding is pretty expensive too. so i figure if im going all out for my friends and family to have a good time and enjoy my wedding, then they can spend some extra big bucks on a nice wedding gift. no?!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Sounds perfectly reasonable.  I don’t really think anybody is going to spend less than $25 on a wedding present.  (Unless, you know, its the washcloths that start at $25 so a set of towels is like $150…).  I would guess that most people will spend somewhere between $50 and $150, so you would like people to be able to feel like they can find a gift they feel good about giving for somewhere in that range.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I had this same issue awhile back because I was worried the china I registered for was too spendy.

You are not being greedy – the Hive here reminded me that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a list of this stuff and most places will give you a discount on whatever is remaining on your registry after the wedding, so getting it on the registry is worth it!

And so what, the worst thing that could happen is you don’t get it 🙂

Register away! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

since the average gift is approx $100 per person, I don’t think $25 is too greedy at all.  in fact, i think most of your $25 gifts will be bought for your shower. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I don’t think you have to include gifts under $25 but it might be nice to give your guests a choice.  Sometimes I like to purchase a bunch of small gifts along the same theme and make a pretty little gift basket with them! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had a friend that put on a big screen TV, a washer and dryer, a bed…so $25 is not too greedy at all.  My friend only put those on so she could get the discount on it after the wedding (you can save 10-15% on it) but I was a little dissapointed when I went online to look and the only things left were hundreds of dollars.  Needless to say, I didn’t buy her the TV. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I don’t think so at all!  $25 doesn’t get you very far anymore.  I think if you were trying to put things under that dollar limit you would be hard pressed to find that many items. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would be horrified if someone only spent $25 on a wedding gift.  Even when I was making no money I still sucked it up and gave generously at weddings.  But that might just be cultural/how I was raised.

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