(Closed) Small registry vs no registry?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is it better to do no registry at all than a registry that only has enough stuff for 1/5 of our gues

    A small registry is fine

    Do no registry

    Suck it up and add more stuff to the registry

  • Post # 2
    1449 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    9443 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    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
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    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
    3146 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    1898 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    6296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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.

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