(Closed) one large gift?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: is it okay to register for one large gift?
    yes, do it! : (20 votes)
    51 %
    no, it's weird... upgrade your knifes instead! : (19 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It won’t hurt to put it on there. No one HAS to buy it.

    Post # 4
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    The logistics of registering for only one very expensive item is big to me. Either your friends or family would have to go into together for it. OR you just wouldn’t get it at all. It’s not like they can contribute $50 online for that one item. It’s true they can give you a gift card, but they can do that if you don’t register at all as well. Hmm, I don’t think I would do it, but then again… you would be surprised at what people actually get for their wedding gifts. Go for it if you are comfortable doing that, but don’t write about what you want 🙂

     

    Post # 6
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    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You can set up a paypall account that people can add to on their own to help you get closer to that camera. We set up a couple on our website for some expensive thinsg in hopes that people would put some money toward that instead of buying us a gift. We really need a new couch and a decent bed but wouldn’t expect any one person to buy them!

    Post # 8
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    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t think registering for one large gift is bad, but to be honest, I think a camera is a bit odd. I don’t really see that as a household item. I think you can expect cash or gift cards without physically registering for the camera.  Just my .2

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Do you get the discount after the fact to “finish” your registry?

    If so than hell yes – that camera may be closer to reach than you think 😉

    We registered for a bed!!!! Used our wedding gift money to purchase it after the wedding with the “finish the registry” discount!

    Post # 10
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My friend’s now husband wanted a flatscreen that was like $1800 and all of his side of the wedding party went in together and got it for him. I think a lot more people are doing bigger things because if they live together they don’t need most of the smaller stuff. I dont see anything wrong with it. It’s your registry. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For one of my friend’s wedding, we all knew that they wanted a tv as well so we all chipped in and got them gift cards to Best Buy so that they could go get the one they wanted.  My friend and I packaged all of them in one box in funny ways but they did go to Best Buy with like 50 gift cards.

    Post # 13
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s fine. It’s not like you’re ONLY registering for the camera, right? People have a choice to buy what they want – and if you can register for it somewhere that will give you 10 or 20% off after the wedding, that alone (even without gift cards) would make it worth registering for!

    Post # 14
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mrs.Mittens: I don’t think having one expensive item on a registry of many is a bad thing.  As long as it isn’t the only item.  If it’s the only then there really is no need to register.

    Please do not mention it on the invitations (or use a cutesy poem).  That is tacky to mention anything to do with gifts on the wedding invitation itself.

    Post # 16
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Have you tried Best Buy?  They have a card thing that people can put money on… basically just one big gift card everyone can pitch in for.

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