Post # 17
I wouldn’t worry. It’s not like you’ll get every item! Your registry should have more items thatn you’ll get just so there are lots of choices for people – even those who go shopping morning of. Always plan on having large items (some relatives love to splurge or good for group gifts) and small items like spatchulas. Some people like to creat gift baskets with lots of little items and those $8 wooden spoosn are perfect.
I really wouldn’t worry overall about how much you’re asking for. Although… I’ve seen some registries (they had more than FOUR!) filled to the brim of twelve guests worth of hundred+ dollar place settings, thousand dollar pieces of furniture, so much over the top crap and high end electronics! Seriously when you print out the registry at the store and its 8 pages – you’ve got a problem (considering its the same at their 3 other registries!) I secretely judged them. Of coures they didn’t get it all, but still.
Post # 18
Wow. I never thought about looking at the registry this way! It’s crazy!
BB&B : $5430
for a total of $8630!
We invited 230 people and are expecting 150 guests. We don’t have a ton of stuff left on the registry, and I’ve had people tell me I should add more! So crazy!!
Post # 19
I’m home sick today, and I mean SICK. I hate being a woman sometimes, but this hit me hard at 3:40 this morning. Ick, we won’t go into details, but I can say that I felt like my once 12 year old self just starting her menstrual cycle for her first time and thinking I was dieing.
We went and did our first Wedding Registry at Walmart over the weekend for the bridal shower in my hometown — Kentucky. I’m from such a small town nothing is really convenient or close by, except Walmart. So with it being a very neutral and fairly quick trip for everyone, we registered there for the Kentucky shower on June 25th, and plan on registering at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond for the showers here in Florida. We spent HOURS at Wal-Mart and still was only able to find around 40 items (when my grandmother has invited over 100 to this bridal shower). We put hardware tools and tool kits, oscilating standing fans, a new PS3, some video games and movies and an ice cream maker. Pretty random, huh? But I’m pretty excited with it.
Anywho – Just wanted to share that part of my weekend. I’m going to go back and curl up in the fetal position. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Post # 20
We have 180 guests invited, hopefully around 150-160 attending, and we have two registries. A number of stuff was already purchased at my shower this weekend, but here’s the breakdown!
– 75 items
– $2,516.25 total
– average of $33.55 per item
– 36 items
– $1,161.01 total
– average of $32.25 per item
FOR A TOTAL OF:
– 111 items
– $3,677.26 total
– average of $33.13 per item
Post # 21
@ceamoste: Does Canadian Tire still have an in-store registry? I know they eliminated the online registry a while ago.
Post # 22
Geez. We only got four things off our registry. It’s sad, cause there’s no way we can afford it all. Not even half of it.
Post # 23
WOW!! that’s amazing that things can cost that much in general! That’s horrible.
Wait you can register for furniture on Amazon?? WOW that’s interesting…need to look into that because we don’t have much!
I want to register for our honeymoon excersions. What are all of the US locations that we can register at in general?? I know Target, Bed Bath Beyond, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, Kohls, Crate and Barrell are there other locations???