(Closed) Registry Etiquette — How Many is Too Many?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CookieCreamCakes:  I think it’s fine. i like having more choices than anything else, so I don’t mind seeing long registries. it sometimes frustrates me when registries are bought out and I show up being the person with the gift card or cash gift!

Post # 4
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

She’s fine. No worries. Unless all the guests are hosts they don’t know how many gufts per per guest her registry amounts too. Token smaller stuff is usually not the fun cute sstuff to buy for babies. She’ll be lucky if people heed her registry. She may get more non-registry, “bigger” ticket items than she bargained for.

Post # 5
47436 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not a problem for me. Some guests may choose to do a basket of little items, some will choose items off the registry, some will use her registry to determine her taste and buy off registry items.

I’ve never heard anyone complain that there were too many inexpensive items on a registry. I’ve  only heard complaints when everything on the registry is a big ticket item.

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would think having options would be nice for the guests. I bet they will appreciate the small ticket items as they may have a budget in mind. I suggest she puts what she wants on the registry since she will get a discount towards the end of her pregnancy on the items that are left over.

Personally, I found that people bought all the little ticket items and things I didn’t ask for when I thought some might go together and get a big ticket item…

Post # 7
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think that’s fine.  She’ll get the registry completion discount anyway, so at least she’ll be able to know what she still wants/needs.

Post # 8
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If there is anything else she wants or thinks she might want, put it on!  That way if someone buys it, yay great!  If someone doesn’t but she still wants it, then she can get a discount on it.  I would also set up a VIB (Very Important Baby) card at Toys R Us if she plans to shop there.  People can add money to the card for essientials like diapers, wipes, baby food and a free 10% is added to what they put on it.

Post # 9
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@CookieCreamCakes:  Id suggest her putting more items on her registry. Including toys, etc. because even if she doesnt get them at her shower, she will be able to use her completion discount on the remaining items. And I think that is pretty common knowledge these days, so people won’t look at it as greedy.

Post # 10
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@CookieCreamCakes:  Her situation is very similar to mine. First time mom, about 15-20 people at the shower (which is this Saturday), and I have two registries, each with about 40-50 items. All the items, with the exception of around 5-8 items (stroller/car seat, mattress, video monitor, etc), are all very inexpensive or moderately priced, less than $30.

Post # 11
11736 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds fine to me. I don’t ever judge orioles registry. For all I know she is usig it as a list for herself to keep herself organized and making it easier to purchase everything when she needs to!

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