(Closed) Registry all over the place…does it matter?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, I don’t think the type of stuff on there matters as much as the price point. As long as your price points vary, I think you are good to go.

Keep in mind though that people may hesitate to gift food items as often, people like to give things with “lasting power”, meaning something you will keep for a while and preferably, display.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  Something else to consider that I didn’t necessarily consider is what items I would want over others and what items come in “sets”. This is important in terms of 1) how much will you spend post-wedding to buy everything that’s left 2) if you need to return something to exchange it for something else.

For example, we registered for two vases/apothecary jars that look best in a cluster but are sold separately. We only received 1 of 2 so we ended up returning the loner. In addition, I really wanted a Kitchenaid, but no one got it for us but did get us a bunch of other things that I decided was not as high of priority as the Kitchenaid, so we ended up having to return all of the other stuff in exchange.

Another issue with things that come in sets. We had friends that registered for full sets of china, which are sold individually (versus like a 4 piece set) and they ended up with like onesie twosies and some of it became discontinued before B+G could buy the rest of the set. Usually, if you ask for like four, you’ll be okay, but apparently you can’t depend on a guest to buy 8/8 (or more).

We technically received enough in envelopes to buy the rest of the registry items, but we decided we needed a down payment on a house more than we needed more stuff. Just food for thought.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@lilbluebird:  +1. I would feel weird buying food for someone off their registry because it doesn’t have any lasting value.

Don’t feel the need to register for lots of things just for the sake of having a long registry list – your guests can always bring you cash, gift cards, or something homemade or different from the things you registered for.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think people are going to want to buy stuff that lasts more than say food, but with that said we added K-cups to our registry.  We already have a kuerig (or however you spell that darn blasted machine of wonderfulness) that we bought ourselves but we’ve never used it so k-cups would be a good gift for us.  Shoot, I think some of the food stuff provides you with an expirience.  So maybe guests will go for it if they like that idea.  Or they’ll group jams with a toaster in a nice basket?  Or something.  Who knows.  I say register for whatever y’all want and see what gets bought.  Buy the rest with the discounts.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s fine – it gives people a variety, and the stonewall kitchen items will make great shower gifts – someone could put a cute little basket together with that stuff.  And I LOVE stonewall kitchen so I’d love to recieve that!  I think it’s fine to put big ticket items on there (aka mattress) because you can still get a discount on it after if you guys want to buy it for yourselves.  There’s definitely stuff we don’t expect to get but want the discount after!

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