Post # 1
We have two registries: Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon. On our BB&B registry we have 273 items and on Amazon we have 11, though we need to add a few things, so it will end up closer to 20. We’re inviting 95 people. I know the general rule of thumb is 2 gifts per guest, so we should be registered for 200 giftsish. However, I added a LOT of small-ticket items. Melon ballers, spatulas, hand towels… over 150 of our BB&B registry is $25 or less.
So.. basically, will guests look at our registry and be like, “Holy crap greedy!” or is it okay to have 3X the number of gifts as guests if you have mostly inexpensive items? I’ve never heard of someone going to a wedding with 1, $19.99 toaster.
We’re also going to get discounts on our remaining registry purchases after the wedding, so I really want to leave everything on it so that we can buy stuff after.
Post # 3
I have been wondering the same thing. I want to have a variety for people to choose from but am afraid of appearing greedy, which is the LAST thing I want people to think about Fiance and I!
Post # 4
I think you’re fine. Actually, as a last-minute shopper, I’d appreciate it. It sucks when I go to buy a gift the day before the wedding and all that’s left on a couple’s registry is the $4.99 dish towel and the $999 sofa. 🙂
Post # 5
I personally think that sounds like a good number. Are you having any bridal showers? Those will eat up quite a bit of your registries because people don’t generally gift money or gift cards for bridal showers.
And you’re right — it’s likely that no one is going to give you just one towel. All of our towels were bought in almost-complete sets, which sometimes meant 10+ items per one couple. And things like spatulas will be bought in numbers — we got a lot of groups of spatulas, ladles, tongs, etc, you know, kitchen utensils.
At the end of the day, it’s good to have too many options over too few, because you can guarantee that your guests will have options.
Our registries got pretty maxed out and some of our guests actually complained about the lack of choices — and we registered in four places! We also invited 300 guests, so four registries wasn’t really that much at that point.
In short, I think it sounds like you’re in good shape!
Post # 6
I think it sounds fine, especially if you have quite a bit of smaller priced items which people tend to buy more than one of anyway.
I always think it is better to have too much on a registry versus not enough. If you have a few items left you can always buy them yourself later on down the line. I know that BB&B keeps the registry active for up to two years allowing relatives the perfect go to for future birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You should way over register. People want choice and you want to have items at all price points available even the day before the wedding. No one thinks you actually think you’ll get all that stuff.