Registry Etiquette?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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
$25-$50: 8
$50-$100: 1
$100-$150: 5
$150-$200: 0
$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
530 posts
Busy bee

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
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
1712 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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jenn0731 :  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
78 posts
Worker bee
  • 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.

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