(Closed) Wedding Registry

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We ended up registering at different times throughout the whole wedding process. We registered before the engagement party, and most of that stuff was bought. So we had to register again for the shower. Again, most of that stuff was bought. By now most of the stuff we really wanted/needed was bought, and we registered for some other things just to make the guests stop bugging us before the wedding. Most people gave money anyway.

Post # 4
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I work with registeries actually, and often times I find about 50% of the person’s list gets purchased. I tell people to register for what they WANT, not a number or anything because people do bring money to weddings and some people hate registeries and will go and pick out a gift.

If you only have 15 items on your register, you should probably register for a bit more but don’t feel the need to register for things you don’t really want just to fill a quota.

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think you’re on the right track with the amount of items on your registry. If you do register for more, though, and end up getting items that you hadn’t wanted originally, you can always just return those items and buy the ones that you actually need!

Post # 6
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m kind of having the same dilemma.  We’re inviting around 210 to the wedding, and I’m having 3 showers totalling about 50 guests.  We’ve registered for about 180 things, and only things that we really want!!!

I’m just frequently checking the registries to see if I need to add more items or not.  I suggest just checking as the showers and wedding gets closer.  That will give you a good benchmark for what people are buying!

Post # 7
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We registered for the normal stuff we needed, we definitely needed to upgrade our kitchen appliances and got some new dishes and bakeware but we also registered for some fun stuff. We love to camp so we registered for a new tent and lantern. If your family is insisting on you registering for more stuff you can try to think a little outside of the box. It’s no big deal if the stuff on your registry doesn’t get bought, there’s no penalty or anything. And don’t forget with upgrading you can sell your old stuff so it won’t cause more clutter.

Post # 9
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we added stuff as we went since we don’t need a lot of traditional stuff and eventually we decided on a wish registry too- for paint, furniture, house fixing up stuff and a couple honeymoon things- we need stuff to fix our moneypit more than a toaster, so it is working out well for us, our friends now how much we save/scrimp to fix up our dream house!  

Post # 10
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We registered for less items than guests. Our wedding is still a few weeks away, but we already had the bridal shower. About half of the guests brought gifts, the rest brought checks or gift cards. Two of the boxed gifts we got were not from our registry (still love them though!).

We are registered at 3 different places and there still is plenty left on them. One of our registries, Crate & Barrel, is completely untouched. BB&B is the most popular. Macy’s had a few items fulfilled, when they came on sale.

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