(Closed) Is registering at 5 places too much?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

you should keep down to 3 registries.  Have you looked into myregistry.com? 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Because different areas for people who will be invited to the shower have different stores within reach for registries (and some things we’d like are available at one store vs another) we chose

Macys

Bed Bath and Beyond

Crate and Barrel

JC Penny

Target

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Keep it down to three, I would say. Cut out the ones where you only have a couple items, and just purchase those after the wedding with some of the cash gifts you will receive.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

If someone I knew registered at 5 places, 4 of which are pretty pricey, I would kind of raise an eyebrow and buy something cheaper than I might normally because with that many places to me it looks like a gift grab.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think 5 is too many and looks a little gift grabby, IMO.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

5 is too many. Keep in mind that you will probably also get a LOT of money for the wedding, so if a store only has a few things that you want, you could just not officially “register” there, but after the wedding why not buy the things with your wedding money gifts?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, 5 registries is too much. Even if you don’t have that much stuff on each, it looks gift grabby. Try to limit it to 3. Look around, try to find similar items at one of the stores you’re already registered at.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I have to agree with the PPs.  Three is manageable and provides enough variety for your guests to shop around.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think 5 is too many.  Almost everywhere has Target and Bed Bath and Beyond — I’d pick one of these.  I’d stick to Macys (many people will order online) and Crate and Barrel for some nicer things.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Personally I think even 3 registries is too many, especially when these stores sell a lot of similar items (even if that bread maker isn’t the exact same brand as the other store’s bread maker, for all intents and purposes it’s the same freaking thing).

If you cannot streamline things a bit, then I would use a third party registry service like MyRegistry.com. Put your items from dozens of websites there, and give guests one friendly interface to view.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s fine to be registered at 5 but I’d only tell people you’re registered at three. Pick a top three and announce those ones and keep the others for the completion discounts afterwards — you’re bound to get money *shrugs*

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yes, 5 places is too much. I’d narrow it down to 3.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

An acquaintance from college registered at five places and I rolled my eyes soooo hard at that. Her wedding is on the 11th and her registries are mostly untouched. I think of registries as a courtesy to your guest so that if they want to give you a gift you can tell them where to look – it sounds like you’re treating it as a Christmas list. BUT – you know your friends and family more than anyone, and if you think it’s likely that all of your gifts will be purchased and your registries will be complete, then go for it

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@SuperDuperBrit:  I was thinking the same thing. Don’t close Bloomie’s- you can buy those towels with your completion bonus. Just tell people you have 4 registries.

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