Post # 1
What is an appropriate number of things to register for? I am registered at two places (one is REI, and we are registered for about 4 large items there) and the other is Amazon.com where I have registered for about 100 things with amounts ranging from $5 to $500. I wanted to make sure there was plenty of variety, but does this large number of things make us seem greedy? Is 100 items totally excessive (things range from cheese graders, bedding, to steam cleaners). Also, I have registered for a few items for our pets (bunnies). They are major parts of our lives, but is this considered taboo?
I am COMPLETELY clueless as far as registering goes with the exception of the basics such as don’t put registry info anywhere in invites, have bridesmaid pass along info to anyone who asks, etc.
Post # 3
Well the number of items doesn’t really matter.
How many guests do you have?
Are you also having a shower and are you expecting gifts to be given just here or at the wedding too? (basically if you want cash at the wedding and gifts at the shower register for less)
Then what’s normal spending amongst your guests? (I knew most of my shower guests would spend $50 to $75 so I alloted enough gifts to cover the budgets)
Remember someone who buys you a cheese grater won’t probably just by you a cheese grater. I registerd for cookie sheets, cake pans, new cupcake tins, and one of my aunts bought all of those things and arranged them in a basket which totalled about $100 worth of my lesser priced items.
Post # 4
I’ve heard that a good amount is 2 gifts per each person invited. I have 160 invited to my wedding, so we’re registered for about 225ish things. Remember too, that if you have a lot of small inexpensive things that someone buying the gift is more than likely going to buy more than 1. So if you register for a $5.95 spatula, that person is most likely going to buy you the spatula & the grill pan, you know?
Post # 5
@mwitter80: I am expecting about 100 guests. Thanks for the input guys!
Post # 6
I just wanted to say that I have bunnies too!
Also, a lot of people will buy you multiple small things, so you want to have a lot of variety. Keep an eye on the registry and if it goes down significantly, put more stuff on. It’s a list of options for people, not a list of demands; they won’t think you’re greedy.