Post # 1
HELP! This is a ridiculous question, but I really have no idea…
we are working on our registry, and one of the big things we need is towels. We are moving into a new house a month after the wedding, and will be going from 1 bathroom to 4 bathrooms (well 3 full baths, and one powder room)… How many towels should we register for? (hand towels, full towels, face towels etc.?) HELP!
Post # 3
I think at least 4 bath towels, 4 hand towels, and 2 face towels. That’s using my own crazy brain, no real system.
Post # 4
We registered for 8 large towels, 6 hand towels, and 6 facecloths. We only have one bathroom right now haha but that was what the registry person recommended. Plus, I figure that makes sure we will never run out.
Post # 5
I agree with MissAsB. But that’s just for one bathroom! For the powder room I would suggest just 4 hand towels only. 🙂
Post # 6
Yes I mean for one bathroom!
Post # 7
I love towels. I love to have plenty for me and plenty for guests.
Heres a few things I am going to stick to:
1. Stick with White. You can always add more later on even if they aren’t the same style and you can bleach them. They match any decor and give a “spa” feel.
2. Don’t get the bath sheets – they are simply too large. They are hard to hang up to dry, they take up way too much room in the washer/dryer and a normal bath towel (especially the nicer brands) have larger normal towels.
3. Don’t be afraid to register for extras of the type of towels you use most. Hand towels don’t get that dirty. You will need a lot of towels for showers and plenty if you host guests. Washlothes can often be stained by makeup etc.
Post # 8
Think about how often you wash towels and how often you will be having guests. Caszoz had a great idea of just doing white towels. You can always accent with hand towels and washclothes. I would suggest about 15 of each and some extra hand towels (maybe four?), I know it sounds like a lot but it’s three full and one half right? That would give you five full sets for each full bath and some extra hand towels for the half bath.
Post # 9
Our bathroom- 6 bath towels, 4 hand towels, and 4 washcloths. I would almost say do 6 on the washcloths if you tend to use them to wash your face/in the shower.
Guest bathroom (these were FIs from when he lived alone)- 4 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 4 washcloths
Powder room- I would say maybe 2 fingertip towels & 2 hand towels. Depending on how much use it gets. At my parents’ house, we never seem to go in there because we like our private bathrooms.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone!!! I am going to take al your wonderful advice to our registry appointment on Saturday… 🙂 Fiance thinks I’m insane to want so many towels, but he also uses the same towel, and has used the EXACT towel for 3 years… (washes it though haha!)
Post # 11
I’d say look at the choices of towels before you pick all white ones. (Picking a gob of one color will seem strange. You can let your family know what colors you like by choosing towels that reflect your style. Don’t be afraid to pick one color per bathroom. The powder room may be the most used room in the house if it’s the only one downstairs. With four bathrooms, you probably have a towel closet for all but the powder room. You will probably wish to have at least six hand towels in your powder room. Your private bath will need handtowels, washcloths, bath mats, and bath towels. Registering for a set of four towels will give you two sets of towels for the two of you. Ask for extra washcloths and hand towels because they sometimes wear out faster. Choose another set of towel colors for the second bathroom. You might not wish to register for all the bathrooms because you don’t want to take up all your registries with towels. But I would think that having eight towels would give you towels for when you have company or start a family. If you are planning to have a guest room remember to register for bed linens as well!
Post # 12
Get 8 good towels for your Master- 4 hand towels and 8 matching washcloths. Then get a large economy package of inexpensive white washcloths for scrubbingoff makeup, etc. For the other bathrooms, split a set of mid-priced towels for immediate company. You don’t have to wash those as much as your personal towels and they can be of a lesser quality and still feel very nice for guests. And by a set, I mean 8 towels, 4 hand towels and at least 4 matching washcloths. I’ve always teased my rather affluent sister, that the reason I don’t spend the night at her house often is that she hides her washcloths. We had a good laugh over that over some wine recently.