Post # 1
Hey Ladies! Looking for some opinions on whether or not it is tacky that we registered for a 390 dollar pair of Swarovski toasting flutes. My fiance and I have a special connection to Swarovski as he has given me the limited edition of the snowflake ornament every year since we began dating. We are now planning a snowflake themed winter white wedding and when we stumbled across these flutes at Macy’s we were smitten. When I found out the price, however, I said there was no way we could register for them without being tacky. The incredibly persuasive registry assistant along with a long day and tired feet and minds, however, convinced us to go ahead and add it. The registry assistant said it wasnt tacky because this was a wish list and it certainly didnt mean anyone had to buy it for us, however, since then I have been on the receiving end of several snarky comments regarding them being on there and I am feeling uncomfortable. We wouldnt have put them on there if we werent truly head over heels in love with them but maybe we shouldnt have…what are your opinions? Is it tacky to include something that expensive?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s tacky. No one has to buy it for you if they don’t want to. I think it’s way more tacky to make snarky comments at the bride and groom over it.
Post # 3
I really don’t think it’s tacky. I know of people that have registered for very expensive espresso machines, vacuums, etc. Plus with gifts like that it gives people the opportunity to go in on a gift for you guys. Macy’s also has coupons all the time!
Post # 4
I dont think that tacky is the right word, but…. personally… I probably wouldn’t have put them on my registry. Thats just WAY too expensive, especially for 2 glasses.
Post # 5
No! I had one guest by us a $750 set of le creuset cookware! And we have other items like rugs on our registry that are around this price. Some close family friends want to spend that much. And if they don’t they have plenty of other options on the registry!
Post # 6
whatever- ignore the people who say it is tacky. if everything on your registry was like that- then yeah wow, but why should peopl ecare what you register for!? If you were my friend and i knew the story, I would totally try to get a group of people to go in for them as a group gift! So leave them, and ignore the rude people!
Post # 7
when people i know put very expensive pieces in their registries i just raise an eyebrow. i dont know if its tacky but its definitely a bit bold and forward to put it in there. I know that its just a wish list but technically you invite your guests to choose wedding gifts from that list so you do expect them to consider it and actually buy it for you. personally i wouldnt put it up there, since its very likely that no one is actually going to buy it for you.
Post # 8
I don’t see why anyone should think twice about what you have on your registry. If I saw that, I would think, “Hmm, I’m not going to buy $400 glasses for them but what else is on here . . .” Especially since most registries have completion bonuses (I’m pretty sure Macy’s does), I’d just figure the couple might be planning on buying the item themselves. We have a $600 table on our registry – definitely don’t expect anyone to buy it, but if we’re going to end up buying it ourselves anyway, why not save the 10%?
Post # 9
Honestly? If I were in your shoes, any time anyone even came close to mentioning them, I’d be like, “Oh yeah, we don’t expect anyone to buy us those – we’re just looking forward to buying them with the completion discount after the wedding!”
Post # 10
I registered for a $500 camera. I figured, I don’t want pots, I want a camera. I got a lot of shit for it but someone bought it for us and I love it.
Post # 11
I’m cool with a few choice pricey gifts. Sometimes people like to team up and buy those. For example, my girlfriends got us a Wii and a whole bunch of games, Wii Fit, etc. I’ve gone in on a KA Stand Mixer before. Totally fine.
Post # 12
I don’t think it’s tacky @ all. As others have pointed out, this is essentially a wish list & the flutes are something you wish to have. We registered for a couple things over $200, and while we’d never expect anyone to buy them for us, but it is stuff we want. We decided that if people were to give us giftcards they’d be used towards the more expensive items. I say go for it and screw the people w/ the rude comments.
Post # 13
Don’t listen to them. If someone does not want to buy them, they don’t have to and they can pick something else on the registry. However, I’m sure you have people, or a group of people in your life who would love to buy those flutes for you. I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s tacky. I, myself, might raise an eyebrow, but just as someone else said….I’d just move on and look for something in my price range. My sister put an incredibly expensive vacuum cleaner on her registry and fully expected that no one would be able to get it for her.
When our cousin couldn’t make it to the wedding, she decided to buy the vacuum for my sister. She’s someone who can afford that price range anyway, so it seemed like a very nice gesture (not just trying to buy her forgiveness for not being able to make it). You never know!
Post # 15
I think its totally ok, can’t you buy anything left on your registry for 20% off a few months after the wedding? (I wasn’t paying a lot of attention when we registered at Macys)