(Closed) Number of gifts on registry vs. number of people invited…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it has to be equal as a couple wouldn’t gift two gifts unless it was two cheap items. At our wedding, we had some people spring for several items even though they were one couple. I would just register for everything you want and need and let it be. If it’s a little low at the end, then people can gift cash/gift cards. We had a lot of people gift gift cards/cash even though we had a lot of items left on our registry in a lot of price points (including $6 glasses) the day of the wedding.

I never recommend adding just to add because really, what’s the point of getting stuff you don’t really want?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just register for things you need — you don’t want to be returning a bunch of stuff after the wedding. The “rule” is twice as many gifts as guests, but I think that’s kind of overboard.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It should be twice as many gifts as guests, but I would stick to what you want and update later just in case.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I just read about this yesterday and it stated for 100 guests you should register for 125 items in all price points.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We ony registered for about 29 items…our guest list is at about 320. We have been together for more than 9 years and lived together for almost 5 years. With such a small registry we are hoping people will realize we do not need a lot of things and give us a monetary gift instead.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@peachacid:  A lot of people give cash. That is what we did with the money. Our yard sorely needed it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We will have 70 guests and I think the printout from my Macy’s registry recommended 120 gifts at all different price points.

But don’t add things just to add them. I would look for a registry checklist on the knot or just google for one and see if there is anything that you missed. When we registered we totally forgot about bedroom & bathroom items and we actually really need a new bedspread… so I added that later

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  LOL Not unless you do a honeymoon registry and lie afterwards.

Since you need cash, I would keep your registry options limited (i.e. no extra items) and let it run its course. If you like, you can have family spread the word (e.g. “Peachacid and Mr. Peachacid are really looking forward to remodeling their yard. It would be great to help them out with that.”)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  We totally registered for a tree.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lilbluebird:  +1

Completely agree. This is pretty much what we are doing – having family spread the word that we would rather have money in place of gifts.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just keep tabs on the registry as it gets closer and add on if needed (know in advance what you’d add though).  Otherwise, you add on 50 more items that you don’t really want as much, and of course those by Murphy’s Law, are what would be purchased first.

We did not do as many as recommended and it was fine.  Almost our entire registry was gone, but there are still ~10-15 item left that our parents have given at gift giving options (or folks given belatedly).  Keep in mind – not everyone may give a gift, some many give cash or go off registry, you need various price points (is this for the bridal shower too), some folks may give 2-3 smaller gifts, and in rarer situations, some friends combine to get a larger gift.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@peachacid:  are you having a shower?

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