Post # 1
Fiance and I will have been living together for 3 years at the time of our wedding. We took a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond to start making a wedding registry, and found a good batch of things we’d like. The problem, though, is that we’re inviting 250 people to the wedding and only managed about 100 registry items. We really don’t want to find other stuff we might need, as we don’t need a house full of stuff or to waste the perfetly good stuff we already have. We’re already doing upgrades on our dishes, pots, glasses, etc. My question – is it better to do no registry at all than a registry that only has enough stuff for 1/5 of our guests? I’ll have a shower, so it’s likely that most of the physical registry items will be purchased at that time.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 2
If you’re having a shower, you need a registry.
Theres nothing wrong with having a small registry. You’ll get mostly cash for the wedding anyways.
Post # 3
A shower is for physical gifts not cash so you will need to have at least a small registry if you are having a shower.
We just did a small registry because I know some people prefer to buy a physical gift or like buying off the registry.
Post # 4
We aren’t doing a gift registry at all but that’s because we are just having a small wedding with a potluck/byob reception so I don’t really expect peopke to bring gifts
Post # 5
We didn’t need a lot of house stuff either so we did an Amazon registry. Things like board games, decor, holiday stuff. My cousin registered for a tent through Target. The most recent wedding I attended, they registered at REI since they are big into camping. Registries don’t have to just be housewares
Post # 6
As pp’s mentioned you can go non-traditional and register at a variety of places outside of bbb. If you’re having a shower, you’ll get physical gifts and should have a couple options for each guest. Thay way, there should be a couple things everyone can pick from and should be able to find something in their price range.
Pottery barn, crate and barrel for examples have registries. You can add housewares, furniture, etc.
Post # 7
If you’re having a shower, you need a registry because that’s the whole point of a shower. If you aren’t having a shower, make your registry however small you want. That gives people who prefer to buy an actual gift item the option, and anyone else will likely give you cash.
That being said I had two small showers, and kept my registry small. The reality is DH and I had owned our home about 4 years before we got married and had purchased all nice quality items for it from the start. We didn’t need a toaster or pots and pans. Intead to registered for things that we had, but were good to upgrade every few years (like sheets, towels, new bedding, small kitchen things like spatula’s, etc).
We did a BB&B registry and a William Sonoma registry. Most of our registry items were purchased for the showers and at the wedding we got mostly cash.