(Closed) Is it tacky if….

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What would you think if you looked at this kind of registry?
    Its tacky to register for that much stuff! : (35 votes)
    27 %
    Its greedy to register for that much stuff! : (66 votes)
    50 %
    Its normal to register for a lot and to give people options! : (31 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You registered for over 2,000 items. Wowza. That’s .. a lot.. Even for 350 guests. Perhaps only put two of the registries on your wedding website and then sub in the other registries as the first become picked over? Or reserve one registry for your shower? 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    that’s…..a lot of stuff.  I can’t imagine how you found 2400 items you actually want.  I would pare down all your registries.

    Post # 5
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    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    That really is alot items… But i agree with PP cycle/sub one of them out to give your guest fresh options after a while.

    Post # 6
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    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    That is a lot of stuff. I had 200 guests and they told me I should have double the items. so 400 items if I’m inviting 200 and should hit all price points. Seems like you have. I couldn’t think of 400 things to register for! So if you registered for the same items in every store like beverage glasses, I can almost assure you that you will have 300 glasses sitting on your shelfs! I got about 80% of the stuff that I registered for and I repeated some stuff b/c I thought that I was giving them price choices but I got too many pots and pans and too many drinking glasses. My advise is to go easy on the registry and only register for things that you really want and will really use. 

    Post # 7
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We originally registered for a lot of items.  We then cut back to the things we wanted most, and added more back on the list when the selection started to thin.  We kept a variety of prices and by slowly adding to the list over time we kept a variety of choices for people and got our first choice items before our “B” list. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it seems like a lot bit if you registered for lots of open stock stuff like it seems that could really add to the technical count but not look like that much in a list. Ie a five piece place setting times 12 is 60 items right there. 2000 items still does seem like an awful lot. I would probably try to pare dowN a bit to my very favourite stuff to try and target some things I really wanted. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    I think it’s more “unwise” than “tacky” or “greedy.”  There is no way you’re going to actually get all of it, so you’ll likely be stuck with a whole bunch of incomplete sets (not just with the dishes, but not enough towels, or lacking in some of the real essentials, etc).  You’ll end up having to either do a bunch of exchanges or purchases in order to get all the things you truly need. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @ThingsThatShine:  THAT! If you’re registering for a ton of individual items, you’re likely to get into a situation in which you have 4/6 of the bowls for the fancy set, 2/6 of the chargers, 8/8 of the everyday plates, 1/8 of the everyday bowls.. etc. It goes beyod dinnerware.. anything that comes in a set (towels, bathroom sets, chairs, art), if you have THAT many items, you’re less likely to get a set of ANYTHING.

    Post # 11
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    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think you’re going to run into people buying a bunch of the same stuff or bypassing your ridiculously huge registries altogether for whatever they want to get you. I think a small, yet tasteful registry with only items you REALLY honestly need is appropriate. A huge one would make me think, “Wow, these people are kinda greedy.”

    And yes, also what others have said about ending up with a bunch of incomplete sets. Who wants that?

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think thats a lot of stuff, but I don’t really have any issue with it. If I was a guest, I wouldn’t mind because it would give me plenty of options. However, as a Bride I would be worried I would get a lot of random stuff and not stuff I need.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I really just want to know where exactly you plan on putting 2400 gifts, unless one of your registry items is a storage facility 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d be lying if I said I’ve never rolled my eyes or huffed and puffed waiting for a hella long registry to print out.  Sorry Innocent

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    When I see people registering for a lot of stuff I just think they like a lot of stuff and they’re giving you options. I doesn’t mean you have to buy everything, but registering at 4 places sounds like a lot, it might confuse people, but other than that I don’t see a major problem, is not like you’re getting the 2400 items.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Yes and no.  Your guest list is large and wanting service for 12 is absolutely reasonable.  On the other hand each registry is pretty large.  But I completely get wanting the discount!  If someone comments, just let them know about the completion discount.  I understand your reasoning. 

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