Post # 1
I am having a tough time creating a wedding registry, because I don’t really know what the appropriate price is for gifts. I have been trying to keep things between 150 and 300, with a handful of outliers on both sides. However I have had people tell me that this is too low of a range and others tell me that it is too high. So my question… Within what price range does the bulk of your registry fall?
Post # 3
All of the things on your registry so far are between $100 and $300? I personally think that’s a little high, but it could be b/c of the area we are in. We tried to put a lot of items under $50 and then we have a couple that were around $100-150 and then we have 2 big items that are like $300. The smaller priced items is b/c some people like to buy a couple of things, not just one. For example, maybe get a kitchen set including kitchen towels, utensils, bakeware, etc. And the bigger items I figured could be gifted as group gifts.
Post # 4
Hmm, that is interesting. I brought a $75 present to my second cousins wedding who I see about once a year lol. And no, not everything is within that range. I would say 70% with 25% bellow that and ~ 3 items above it. Anyone else?
Post # 5
Probably 80% of our registries were less than $150. We registered for a LOT of kitchen things, mostly, because the stuff we’d bought together was bought cheaply and just to get the job done. Literally everything kitchen – from utensil sets to bakeware to a shot dispenser.
Things outside of kitchen gadgets/appliances were a shark cleaner, bedspread/pillows/sheets, etc, some decorative things, a throw blanket for the living room, art, curtains, bathroom things – shower curtain/rugs/brush holder/towels/cloths, etc. We also registered for some other things that I cannot remember, since we didn’t get them! haha.
Most everyone got us several things OR one big expensive thing.
Post # 6
Oh, and if you really want an idea of what we registered for, I’d be happy to PM you a link to one of our registries if you’re having a really tough time? I dk.
Post # 7
@CountryRose: Well I guess I would ask first who thinks your range is too high and who thinks it’s too low?
If family and friends say too high then maybe you should go lower. If the wedding industry says too low then maybe it’s just not relevant to your situation.
We also have a bit higher priced things (according to Target who says we should have a ton of under 10$ things) We’re not going to have anything under 20$ and go up to 600$ We feel it’s a bit silly to be asking people to buy us spatulas or other things that we can obviously buy ourselves. We made the registry because family was telling us they wanted it. So that’s why we made it.
We have 4 sections-ish (bedroom (nice sheets, new duvet) (kitchen appliances that we don’t have like buffet warmers) (outdoors like a bike and camping gear) and (wine stuff).
We’re not even registering for our china. We purchased our own china and will be adding pieces ourselves. It’s fun for us.
We want the registry to be easy. Each item would make a fine gift on it’s own whereas a 5 dollar spatula is probably not what our guests would feel comfortable bringing to the wedding.
Post # 8
When we made our registry,about 40% of our items were under $50, 40% were $50-100 and 20% were over $100. Now we’re 3 days away and most of the items in the higher 2 price brackets have been purchased and half of the items under $50 remain. All of the remaining items are china and crystal pieces, but about 65% of our registry was composed of china and crystal. Don’t know if any of that helps, but take it for what it’s worth.
Post # 9
It all depends on what’s typical for your area…to me that seems a little high, but I also have lots of friends in grad school and/or who are just getting started in their careers and therefore couldn’t spend that much on a gift. In your circle, it may be a different story.
Post # 10
If everything is between 150-300$ I’d say that’s high. We have items under $10 and items on our registries that cost over $300. We kinda made sure to hit every price point.
Post # 11
It depends on your area, it sounds reasonable to me. Our cheapest item is probably $50-75 and our most expensive is $700. As long as their is a variety then that’s fine. Plus, people don’t HAVE to buy off your registry , they’re just suggestions.
Post # 12
In this area that would be pretty high. I’d say most people spent between $50-$100 for shower gifts for me.
Post # 13
150-300 is high… for me anyway. I think our most expensive item was a little over $200. I think most of our items are around $50-$100.