Please help with registry. Does this look ok?

posted 1 week ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
264 posts
Helper bee

We’re expecting 150-180 guests and the registry guy at Bed, Bath and Beyond told us to shoot for the guest count times three!! So that’d be 450 items for us (and 900 for you!). Granted, this includes individual items (i.e. each individual plate in our dinner set). We still only managed to register for about 150 items total. I figure there’s not point in registering for stuff we don’t need just to meet that quota. We have zero room to store anything extra. Like you, many of our guests prefer to give cash and our registry is mostly kitchen stuff. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. People can always buy gifts not on the registry if they’re dead set on giving a physical gift instead of money and they’re unhappy with the gifts you’ve asked for. 

ETA… it looks like you’ve divided up price points well! 

Post # 3
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think you’ve got a great variety, and I wouldn’t worry too much about having too many items. It gives guests so much more to choose from and the freedom to select within their budget. I’ve often gone to someone’s registry to find that they have 10 items on there, all purchased, so I’m doing the same as you and putting more than we need. We have a honeymoon fund for the guests we know prefer to give cash or an ‘experience’ gift.

Post # 6
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

As a guest, I find a limited registry more frustrating than a big one. Variety of products and price points is a good thing because it lets your guests pick out what they want to give you. Don’t sweat it! Your registry seems very reasonable.

Post # 8
800 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You’re totally fine! Your list looks totally reasonable. We kept being told by our Bed Bath and Beyond registry that we didn’t have enough. But remember, it’s in their best interest for you to have more things on your registry. 

You can always keep monitoring as you go along and add more things if you feel like it’s all getting bought up. That was our plan. 

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