(Closed) Is it “bad manners” to register at several places?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think the normal is around 3. But people always appreciate local options. I would say you are fine.

Post # 4
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think it is "bad manners."  I think people usually register at multiple places to make sure that there are places that are convenient for people to shop at and to also make sure she hit multiple price points.  Plus, you can’t help you if prefer plates from one store, but silverware from another.  You shouldn’t settle on wanting stuff like that because you’ll have it for so long.

Post # 5
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t think that the purpose of the last post was to say that registering at many places was bad manners- It’s bad manners to request people don’t bring gifts- then to list eleven registries. 

Post # 6
2640 posts
Sugar bee

 Idon’t think it’s wrong.  I also think it’s nice to give people options, in terms of price and style.  For me, I thought it was easier (on me) to only deal with a couple.  So places like BBB, Kohl’s, Macy’s are great.

Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

W’re going to have four or five I think, but they are all vastly different.  We have a home fund registry, a honeymoon registry (Disney offers one free of fees since we are honeymooning through them), an Amazon.com registry, and we’re going to do one or two brick and mortar store ones, since not everyone is online shoppers like we are!!

 my only concern is we really would just like money for a downpayment for our home, and I’m afraid if we give too many options we wont’ get that!!

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t think so.  We registered at 3 to try and give people different options of locations and prices and stuff.  I always appreciate multiple options for gift giving when I’m a guest!

Post # 9
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it is a good idea to register at multiple places – I think 3 is recommended. This way you have 3 stores with 3 different price ranges to accommodate all your guests.

Post # 10
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

To echo other posters, I’ve always heard that three (one very affordable, one mid range, and one higher end) registries are the norm. Having one more wouldn’t be a problem, I’m sure. 🙂

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