(Closed) Is there such thing as registering for too much?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is there such a thing as "too much" on a bridal registry?



  • Post # 3
    1796 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    A general guideline is to have ~2 items per invited guest. If you put too much more than that, it can start to look gift grabby. Keep in mind that if it starts getting low, you can always add more stuff later.


    Post # 4
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @msfahrenheit: I’d never heard that general guideline before…that’s really helpful! 

    Post # 5
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Hmm, I don’t necessarily think you can have “too much.” People will buy what they can afford, and it’s good to have a variety of options at a variety of price points. That said, I initally registered for a lot, but then took of quite a bit because I wanted to narrow it down to those items that DH and I really wanted and needed. There were a lot of things on that first registry that would have been nice, but that we didn’t need/want right away and wouldn’t mind buying ourselves down the road. I hope that makes sense! Even with the more slender registry, we still got duplicates and a few things we didn’t register for, and we definitely didn’t get a lot of the things that we really needed (like our bedding). So I guess just keep all that in mind as you’re registering! If you’re happy to get any of the items, then I think you’re OK leaving them on your registry. 

    Post # 7
    15 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    I’d never heard of that rule before- that’s a good one!

    We’ve run into this fear too! We would really like to register for a honeymoon as we don’t need “stuff”. But a lot of the older guests will not go for that and have asked for a traditional registry. I’m worried on how to “split it up” on the honeymoon registry vs. the traditoinal one.

    Post # 8
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think the problem is definitely getting things you want but not need.  We registered for a lot of stuff, but then ended up not getting some of the things we needed, and instead ot impulsive things we put on there that we wanted at the time but have no use/room for now.  I think its better to keep it tailored to things you need to guide your guests to buy those.  good luck!

    Post # 9
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    totally understand where youre coming from! i went and registered at bed bath and beyond last week and the lady told me since im expecting 100 guest to register for atleast 200 items! i was like whoa really?!?!? seemed like alot!

    Post # 11
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We added tons of stuff simply because if we don’t receive it, we can get a 20% discount on all unpurchased items. Then Fiance and I can buy them ourselves!

    Post # 12
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    No, and I think it’s great that you did a lot of $20 options because in my experience as a wedding guest or baby shower guest the bride or expecting Mom only puts about 5-10 $20 items which are the first ones to go then guests like me are left to try and find another guest to split a $60 gift with! I’m sorry, but I can’t afford to buy your $600 stroller or $300 kitchenaid mixer!

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