(Closed) Registry/Gift Strategy

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Similar to what we did.  We opted for items we intend to keep forever/a really long time, that would fit into our condo.  For us, that was china, silverware and crystal.

Just have a plan if you do not receive all of these things/do not want to use your cash gifts to purchase the remaining place settings, etc.  We wanted all the stuff, so bought whatever was missing with cash.  

Post # 4
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’d advise also having some lower priced items for the shower- kitchen gadgets, smaller appliances (LOVE the mini-food processor we got), kitchen linens, etc. Otherwise, I think you’re fine to have higher priced items on your registry- guests aren’t required to purchase from it. Or register at both a higher and lower end store, to give more choices.

Post # 5
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

As long as you have a variety of items (starting around 25-40 dollars), and the correct number of items (for your guest list), you are fine to register for whatever you want. If someone cannot afford a more expensive item, then can group together or buy a less expensive item. Also, you may want to consider adding gift cards to the registry for people who cannot afford the big items by themselves, but wish to contribute to those items (as cash is traditionally deemed an inappropriate gift for showers, and many people dislike giving cash).


Post # 6
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it depends on the price range of the gifts.  Most of my registry is also composed of china and crystal, but there are a number of pieces under $50 (each glass is ~40 and we registered for accent plates) in addition to the more expensive place settings and serving dishes.  It also depends on your social circle.  In mine, it’s not unreasonable to think that guests would spend over $100 per place setting, but the same people were at my cousin’s wedding last year where they didn’t receive any of the $300+ pots and pans that were on their registry.

Post # 8
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We said on our wedding website that we preferred a donation to our honeymoon via honeyfund.com, but we did register for a few items in case people did want to do a physical gift. Our family and friends understand this because we have been living alone for a long time and have lots of stuff from my college days.

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