Post # 17
That’s what I just read from Bed Bath and Beyond, I’m going for stuff we’ll need and use… maybe a few other tidbits we’d like lol for an 80 person wedding (which I suspect we’re gonna wind up with) that would make it 160 items. Unless you’re counting every towel and glass separately I don’t think I will make that lol
Post # 18
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The two per person rule exists because some things are small, low cost items. You can expect a guest to probably only buy 1 place set of china, but another guest might buy you 15 kitchen utensils or 5 of your everyday plates or 4 towels 2 handtowels, and 2 washcloths, so in the end, it shoudl average to about 2 per guest to accommodate for such low-cost items.
Post # 19
We’re adding to ours because I was told by relatives that there wasn’t enough on it for them to buy… for my shower in MARCH, haha. So I guess we’ll be adding some, but I have no idea if it will add up to 2 items/guest.
Post # 20
@annasaf83: Yes, I’m referring to counting each towel and glass separately.
Post # 21
“2 gifts per person” is wishful thinking on the part of the stores. They want to sell more merchandise. If they can get you to put together a really big registry and then “complete” it afterward, they come out ahead, even with whatever discount they offer on the completion.
Post # 22
I never heard that either…but I think they did suggest a mininum number of items to register for (which I promptly forgot). We just made sure to include a wide price range and a mix of practical and fun things. We already live together, so we already have a lot, but there are a few things we would like ‘upgraded’ or things that we were hoping to get someday. I felt like we registered for a lot, considering we’re having a smaller wedding, and was kind of embarrassed…but my sister said it was the shortest registry she’d ever seen!
Post # 23
We followed that guideline at BBB and ended up with WAY too much stuff on our registry. We registered for over 200 items and only got like 35 of them. If I had it to do again, I would pare it way down, I think it overwhelmed people.
ETA: When I look back over on my registry, I’m actually embarrassed at how much stuff is on it….I must have looked incredibly greedy to some people.