(Closed) Is registering at 5 places too much?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It’s a hard spot to be in because I get where you’re coming from but I think telling people you’re registered at 5 places is a bit too much. Personally I really think 3 is a good limit, however, I would do what 

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SuperDuperBrit has suggested because since you are already registered at Bloomingdale’s it would be foolish to close the registry and miss out on the completion event, which you can use to buy your towels. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@SuperDuperBrit:  I agree.  I think 5 is too many and you should narrow it down to 2 or 3.  But you can definitely keep the other ones open and use whatever cash you get (and odds are you’ll get some cash) to buy those gifts at the discounted completion rate.  This is actually what we are doing – Fiance and I have 3 registries but opened a 4th at Target to get the $25 gift card and to get a discount on the sheets I like there.  We are advertising the first 3, but not telling anyone about the Target one.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think having 5 registries is a little overwhelming for your guests, and it seems a little greedy. I second the idea of using the cash you get to buy the towels, and keep it down to 3 registries. And you can put the Le Creuset stuff you want on your BB&B registry, and the Le Creuset items that aren’t sold at BB&B you can buy with cash.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Two is appropriate, three is really pushing it. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PPs that 5 is too many… I think it makes you seem greedy.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Also, while many people might be wise enough to check the registry *before* going to the store, many people probably won’t, and it would really stink for them to get to the store and find out that you’ve ONLY registered for sheets or whatever that are way out of their price range at that store! I think everywhere you register at, you should have stuff in all price points available in that store. I doubt you’re going to be able to do that at 5 different stores…

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

This is a slightly unrelated question/comment and perhaps it is because I do not know the ins and outs of ettiqute here but why does having multiple registries make you greedy? If people can obviously see that it’s just certain items from each place it’s not like you have 1,000 items at each registry what’s greedy there? It gives people more options in my opinion and different stores that may or may not be close to them. It’s not like having the registry means that anyone assumes that all of the stuff is going to be purchased… it’s just things that if someone wants to get a gift they have a lot to choose from… no? 

 

 

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think 5 is way too many.  It looks gift-grabby to me.  Choose three, close two, and use whatever money you may be gifted to get your must-haves.

Honestly, I’d close Tiffany’s.  I gift pretty generously, but unless you were extremely close to me, I would not even look at it.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@fishbone:  Agreed.

It’s not even that five registries necessarily makes one look greedy or gift grabby, but it’s just a bit much for guests to handle. You’d be surprised at how overwhelming it is for guests to back-and-forth between two or three registries, let alone five!

And frankly, I’d cut down on the number of registries just to save yourself some grief; potentially dealing with five different return/exchange policies could be a nightmare.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OP, BBB will give you cash back if you return things from your registry.  Just pick some towels there in a similar color, and if it’s really important for you to switch you can exchange them after the wedding.  I agree that 3 is a reasonable limit for registries.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree, I think 5 is a bit much.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also think 5 is a bit much.  I personally wouldn’t register at more than 2 places.

 

ETA:  We only registered at one place, but we also lived together for 4 years before we got married, so we really didn’t need a whole lot.  I realize not everyone is in the same position!

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@raye9289:  not everyone is going to look at each and every registry to see what is on it. A lot of people just go to the store and print the list off there, especially older people who aren’t very computer savvy. So to most people it’s just going to look like they registered at 5 different places and are expecting lottttts of gifts. And I would imagine it would be rather annoying for someone to drive to a store and find out they only have like 2 items to choose from.

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