(Closed) The Do’s and Donts of Registries.

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that what is “okay” to register for changes from family to family. In general I don’t mind pricey items on the registry as long as there are also cheaper items. If she has a bunch of stuff in the under 50 and under 100 range then I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. I’m not really sure who would buy her a $1,000 tv…. but maybe she thinks 5 of her friends might go together as a wedding gift or something. 

Post # 4
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think its great you are doing the make-up for free and that IS enough of a gift… however, if you see something “small” on the registry list, grab it and call it a day!

Post # 5
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think as long as there is a nice range of prices on the registry it isn’t a very big deal.  We registered for one big ticket item – the Dyson Animal Vac at $548.00.  Of course kind of went into it knowing really no one would get it unless peeps went in together on it.  Other than that we had items ranging from $6.99 – $548.


Post # 6
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We have a lot of expensive things on our registry because we plan on buying them after the wedding and want the 15% off. So when I see $$$$ on a registry it doesn’t bother me. I think as long as there is a wide range of things then it doesnt matter if someone registers for a $2500 fridge.

Post # 7
4384 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Perhaps they’re planning on using the registry completion discount after the wedding to purchase some of the bigger items?

As long as there are also smaller items, I wouldn’t be insulted.

Post # 8
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think hair and makeup is a nice gift.

We registered for a Wii and some games, which I thought was a don’t, but just said yes so my hubby would be happy. And, people bought it for us and we use it all the time.

Post # 9
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think the best advice I got about registries is this: it’s not about how expensive your items are, it’s how much variety of prices you have. So if I saw a registry comprised of only items $300 and up, I might feel offended that the couple expected me to spend that much. Same goes for if the registry was 80-90% $300+ with only a few items in the $50-range. But I’m not offended if there are a few items that are big ticket so long as there are some that are $100 and some that are $50 and some that are $15.

In this case, I don’t think that you should be offended by the items on your friend’s registry–sometimes people DO actually purchase big-ticket items and she also might be hoping that some of her friends or family members will do a joint purchase for those items.


Post # 10
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I agree with CorgiTales on having the range.  

I also wonder if maybe Sears has a registry completion deal like Bed, Bath and Beyond or Crate and Barrel where some brides and grooms may put higher priced items on there not expecting guests to get it, but so that they can get a discount when purchasing it themselves after the wedding.

Post # 11
683 posts
Busy bee

I wonder if she added those items so she could get the discount later?

Post # 12
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Either your friend is thinking maybe a group will go in on one of those high ticket items together, or they are waiting until the wedding is over to get a discount on those items. I don’t think this is completely rude, if that is her thought process.

Post # 14
5844 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wouldn’t that mean they wanted 10 plates? I really don’t see how a registry could ever be rude.

Post # 15
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t thnk it’s rude to register for ANY number of plates, unless she’s asking you to store them at your house for her…..

Post # 16
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We registered for an $1800 bed because we get a 20% discount off of items on our registry that aren’t bought for us.  I know it may sound cheap, but why not take advantage of it when you can. 

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