Post # 1
And I have been trying to do some research about what I should register for.
According to The Knot, you should register for twice as many gifts as you have guests coming to the wedding.
Is this true? I’m inviting 300 people, so I need to have 600 items on my registry?! Thats insane, Dear Fiance and I will be living in a 1 bedroom + den condo, where will everything go??
I don’t know if it helps, but I am Italian, so commonly actual gifts are given at the shower, and the wedding itself you receive cash.
Any guidance is appreciated.
Post # 3
No, do not register for 600 items. Unless, you WANT/NEED 600 items. Being said, the best rule for registry is to only register for things you want or need. You don’t “have” to register for anything you don’t want to.
Case in Point: I registered for a $550 blender. Crazy, but not so crazy, when you see I didnt register for fine china. Fiance is also Italian, and in talking with his family, they were horrified by the blender, the toaster, the really expensive cooking stuff and the lack of fine china. Luckily, Future Mother-In-Law made a good point to them: I only registered for the things I will use. And, yes, that $500 blender is going to get a hell of a lot of use.
Post # 4
@kariface: Jealous of your blender! I hope that you get it.
Post # 5
@pigzfly: I know for a FACT I am getting it! FI’s aunt’s go-to gift is 4 place settings. Since i’m not doing china, she’s getting me the Vitamix! Yesssssss!
Post # 6
Yes, the Knot is completely full of it sometimes – this is one of those times! LOL, 600 things is just insane. I’d register only for what you want/need. For a wedding that large, I’d say aim for at least 100 things though. Another to up the number of items is to register for the individual items instead of the sets.
Where are you thinking of registering? It is a lot of fun 🙂
Post # 7
@sarahbabs: yea, 600 just seems so insane. lol, thanks for the suggestion.
We are registering at The Bay/Home Outfitters, and potentially Crate and Barrel
Post # 8
register for what you need/want. You can always add stuff after the shower if your registry items are low.
Post # 9
@MrsMermaid: Crate and Barrel was our favorite registry place – they have a wide range of price points, and I love their stuff. I’d recommend them.
Post # 10
While 600 sounds crazy, it does make sense when you think about it. Most of your guests are going to buy you a gift, likely multiple gifts (showers, bundles of cheaper presents, etc.)and unless you have some really expensive items on there that people could group up on, you may end up getting some things that you REALLY don’t want if the registry becomes slim pickin’s and people are forced to guess on something off the registry!! lol That being said, don’t just register willy-nilly to get a lot of items on there. I think you should have more than 100 though, it’s frustrating as a guest if you are trying to get a gift and you have no direction because the registry is complete. If you decide you don’t want it you can always return it :0) Also, you probably aren’t always going to be in that little apartment!
Post # 11
Omg only register for things you really want/need! Almost every married girl in her 20s/30s I know has made a comment at some point about some goofy wedding thing that they never use (you know… tortilla steamers, hamburger presses, those sorts of things).
ETA: Don’t register based on a certain number. If you register for everything that you want and hit a low number, that’s ok! I went to a wedding last weekend where pretty much everything on the registry had been purchased. I gave them a gift card, I’m sure they’ll love that (especially if they’re cramped for space! – I dunno what their living situation is).
You should read this thread!!: