Post # 1
Hi all! My fiance and I are getting married in four months! We are registered on Zola and are preparing for the site to go “live,” but I’m second guessing the registry content after my fiance’s dad made a comment about the robot vacuum and saw on our registry being extravagent. Our registry doesn’t have all that much on it, mostly because we don’t need too much– we just bought a house, so we are really hoping that people will contribute to the honeymoon fund and a group gift option for a grill. Other than that, we have 22 things under $30 (set of 4 plates for $20, etc.), 7 things under $100, and 4 things between $100 and $300 (Kitchen Aid, comforter set, a saw, and a robot vacuum). The bridal shower will be small, about 15 people, and the wedding will have about 130 people. Fiance and I are in the college-educated, family income of 70,000+ a year bracket and I’d anticipated that some people would group gift. I’ve had lots of anxiety about people seeing the registry and just wanted to hear from other brides and brides-to-be whether the registry seemed reasonable though because I don’t want to offend!
Post # 2
I know that some stores give you an additional discount after the wedding if it’s not purchased. That’s why some people put very expensive things on their registry. I wouldn’t be offended or annoyed to see a roomba on a registry. I may side-eye someone for having a $200 table cloth (example of something I saw from a friend’s registry), but I say go for it!
ETA: I just looked at our registry (we also just made it public) and here’s our breakdown:
86 items total
Under $25: 68
$200+: 5 (this includes a 12 piece set of stainless steel cookware, a kitchenaid mixer, 2 pasta attachments for the kitchenaid, and a vaccuum)
Post # 3
I dont think that its too extravagant. I’ve looked at registries before that had several itens $400+. Try not to take his comments to heart, you’re doing nothing wrong.
Post # 4
If anyone asks, just say you aren’t expecting to receive all those items but want the completion discount. You probably won’t get all of it, since you are having a small shower and most people (at least in my area) give cash at weddings. You can take your cash and buy the stuff you wanted with your discount after the wedding.
Post # 5
If you’d rather have contributions to a honeymoon, why not just have a wishing well? They’re basically everywhere now (we’re having one), and people can put money in anonymously without the shame of a so-called “cheaper” gift.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I think that’s pretty fair! That way if people can’t spend to much they have options or if they want to go in with a few people on a bigger item, that have those options too.