(Closed) Too Much on Registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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.

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