(Closed) Is this about right?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is this about right?
    Sounds good! : (26 votes)
    53 %
    Too many items - rude! : (0 votes)
    Too few items - you should add more! : (23 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont know much about registries but I dont think you can have too many items. The way I look at it, the more items you put up, the more options you give your guests, but again I’m no expert on registries

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love amazon and we considered it as a registry but decided against it because so many of my family members aren’t internet savvy.  Perhaps consider in addition to the items to registered for on amazon, make a small registry that includes a store in your guests’ area.  That way they can decide to shop online or in-store.  90 gifts, however is great–and the fact that a majority of items are $15 to $50 is affordable. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I think I had about 90 gifts for 100 people.  I made sure that the things we really wanted, like China, didn’t get diluted by a bunch of cheap things.  People definitely bought the cheap stuff first and all of the random stuff.  We did get most of our china and glassware, but not all of it.

    I think keeping it focused helps you to get what you want…

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It depends.  If your famly is gently spreading the message that you’d prefer cash, then it’s probably just the right amount.  But if you’d like physical gifts, then 90 probably isn’t enough to get you through your shower and wedding.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We haven an amazon and BB&B registry, and even though MOST of my shower guests bought gifts at amazon, a few people said they prefered walk in stores.  So, I’d do a small (maybe 20 item) registry at a brick and mortar store, and I think you’ll be set!

    Post # 9
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    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would say a few more items couldn’t hurt!

    Post # 10
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    When I registered at Macys they recommened that you that you register for twice as many gifts as invitees. 

    Post # 11
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    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When I registered at Bloomingdales, they gave us a number of gifts recommended based on those invited. They suggested we register for 15% more gifts than we had invited guests.

    They also gave us a break down by price point, which I found helpful. They suggested 45% below $50, 30% between $50 and $100, 15% between $100 and $150, and 10% over $150. I took that with a grain of salt, since they’re a pricier store, but I found it helpful for a rough guideline.

    Post # 12
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i registered at macys and bed bath and beyond and both of them gave me guidelines similar to what miss scarlet said above. you should add more items because the more options your guests have the better, they have more freedom on what they can choose to give you. i think you can search a number of sites that will give you a guideline of how many items to choose and the price point of the number of items that may be helpful

    Post # 13
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    you should have twice as many items than you are having guests.  This way there is still a selection when the last person is picking an item off your registry.  But I only have as many items as the amount of guests that are coming.  The reason is because we dont really need a lot of things, we are not advertising our registry, only if someone asks, and my FIs family will only give cash.

    Post # 14
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    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @angiexox: The reason we didn’t do twice as many gifts as people is that a big chunk of the invitees are couples and will be buying a gift together. That may be something to consider if you’re hoping it will sell out and people will give cash.

    Post # 15
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m not sure if Amazon gives you a discounted price on the things on your registry that you don’t get (honestly have never seen a registry from there..) But I know other stores do. If that’s the case, I would register for pretty much everything you want so you can get the discount to purchase it yourself afterwards. Does that make sense?

    Our friends registered for things they had no intention of receiving as guests so they could buy the other stuff at a discount with the cash/checks they received. Not totally sure if that’s “proper” but it is certainly practical. (To me, lol)

    Post # 16
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    374 posts
    Helper bee

    I would add some $20 and $75.00 items, only if you want them.

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