(Closed) Registry size vs guest list?

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

i read somewhere that you should register for 2 times the amount of guests that you’re expecting. So people have a lot to choose from. When we went  to buy a present for a couple 2 weeks ago, and all was left was a wooden bowl. I felt weird buying them a bowl so we got them a gift card instead.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Most companies have registry calculators which should help. I feel that if you don’t give people options on a registry then the couple might be trying to just get cash (not that this is you at all).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re inviting about 90ish and we registered for about 130 items. Mostly smaller stuff. But I figured it would be easier for people to have more of a selection of items, so they can sort of pick what they want to get, if that makes sense. Basically, I tried to register for things I knew we’d be buying anyway. I know we needed a new set of dishes, so I registered for some (and someone just gave them to us today actually!). People don’t have to buy you a gift, but if they decide they want to I think it’s nice for them to have a selection to pick from.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I pretty much registered for stuff we will need in the future (like when we buy a house) I tried not to think of the now. Like our shower curtain is good for now, but I know in like a year we will need one so I registered for it. My aunt told me she was really happy we had registered, because she hates giving money, and does not like to guess. Try to thing of things you might need for future use.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Garage sale. We are keeping our pots and pans but most everything else we’ve registered for. Two new sets of sheets for each bed… New towels… How about some stuff for your hobbies (were registered at MEC for all sorts of stuff including a crash pad lol). 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yeah we even registered for a xbox, games, movies, a flat screen (as a joke) I know we prolly won’t get most of the fun stuff, but hey we’re giving them the option.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also have struggled with this.  Our wedding will be somewhere between 150-200 and we only registered for about 70 items of different price ranges and I really struggled to get to 70 items.  Think of it this way.  It is just a list of suggestions and if you don’t give people suggestions they will start giving things you really don’t need and cannot return. You don’t want that either.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think we registered for like 80 things and we are inviting 187 people.

Honestly, my shower is Sunday and I’m slightly afraid that there won’t be many things left. I tried to go online and add some other items, but it felt like I was adding them “just because” and not due to any need/desire for the items.

Oh well.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our guest list is around 300 and we registered for about 300-325 items total. We registered at Target and BBB. We could easily add more, but didn’t want to seem gift grabby. We both still live with our parents and won’t be living together until we’re married, so we have nothing for a household.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lunathea:  register for a years supply of K kups and your set lol.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We have about 100 guests and we registerd for around 130 items ranging in price….

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