(Closed) ok, this seriously needs to stop

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
773 posts
Busy bee

actually i have the opposite problem- our registries are wiped out (one friend described our macy’s registry as a wasteland), and we have only had gifts from shower guests (about 30 people total).  Most of our friends and family haven’t bought us gifts at all yet, and they are all asking my mom about our lack of available gifts.  I went on an added a bunch of stuff, and it’s all been bought.  I wish I could think of things, but we’re pretty minimalist.


I guess that’s one piece of advice– register only for things you really need.  Like, in the kitchen, get a few good multipurpose tools- eliminate any single use gadgets (garlic press/onion chopper/mini frying pan) etc.  


Also, it might not be as bad as you think.  Some people (like me!) like a wide variety of items to choose from, so you don’t feel like your choice is a $4 set of measuring spoons or a $300 crystal vase. 

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Hehe, awwww.  I don’t think adding and adding to your registry’s a huge problem — you’re giving your guests selection, and I’m sure they’ll appreciate that!  Plus, you have a pretty large guest list — and, like you said, most of the items you’re requesting are reasonably priced.  I’m chalking this one up to good ol’ fashioned bridal guilt.  Take a deep breath and try to calm down! 

Post # 6
10 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

ha ha! My sister was a registry killer and decimated my registry in half!  Oh well, to tell you the truth, most of our gifts are sitting in the corner gathering dust.  We need a real house to utilize everything!  The small apartment isn’t going to work!

Post # 7
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, add anything you might want to give your guests options. I think it’s fine. Starting a registry at all feels greedy to me, but I’m doing it anyway because I know my guests want to give gifts just like I like to give gifts. So go for it!!

Post # 8
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

you could always split them between stores so they are not all in one place! I plan to register at a local kitchen store that is like williams sonoma only better, and do linnens etc elsewhere! That way people who want to get us something for the kitchen can go to Hartwick’s and the others can go to wherever else we register! Plus all my stuff is not on one list 🙂

Post # 9
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am having a "no boxed gifts please" line in my wedding invitations. My Fiance and I have lived in separate places and over the years have accumulated a lot of household items. We need to take inventory and then figure out what new stuff we need/want to buy. We’d also love to be able to buy non-household stuff like camping gear and stuff for activities we both enjoy. On top of that, I’m a major bargain hunter, so signing up at a registry just didn’t make sense for us. But I guess if you’re moving into a blank canvas, then go for it. But I’m pretty glad I’m going to get gift certs and $$ and I can decide exactly how to spend it, and don’t have to think of all that right now. 

Post # 10
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Did you put towels on there? That is the one thing we didn’t register for and I was so sad not to have nice new towels. My mom buys them for me every year for my birthday now. LOL 

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