Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2020 - City, State
Hi there! I’m getting married next spring and I like to plan everything I can earlier rather than later. I’m kind of stumped with the registry however. I didn’t even think about making one until I got hounded by every wedding specialist out there. So, here I am, 3 months later finished with it.
I read a lot of people have 2-3, but I figured 1 would be easiest and the cheapest option (Amazon). My Fiancé and I aren’t living together, so I really listed the things we need or would be nice to have. I stuck to a range of $45-65 predominantly, with options lower than $15 and 2 being around $150. I didn’t double up on items like pots and pans or on dishware. But, I did on towels and such.
Here’s where the stumped part comes in. I’m not having a huge wedding, like 50-55 people (not including possible kids brought along) and my registry comes out to 75 items. I figured less guests gave us the option to do a much nicer wedding. I also doubt I’ll have a wedding/bridal shower as a lot of guests are from out of state.
My question is, are there too many items and am I coming off greedy? I really don’t want that and wasn’t too thrilled about having one in the first place because of this fear. But my fiancé and I figured we could use the help… did I put too much on it? I know most places say 2 items PER GUEST but I can’t fathom that and some say 2 per family. So I guess I’m just confused and trying to not come off greedy. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
I don’t think that’s too much, especially if you’re going lots of smaller items. It gives guests options, and whatever is left over some registries will give you a percentage off on the remaining items. I have never looked at a registry and thought “wow there’s a lot of stuff they must be greedy.” Just means I have more to pick from.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2020 - City, State
chelbell23 : Thank you, I really appreciate it! The weddings I have attended never had one, so I was worried lol
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Chelbell said just what I was going to. I prefer a lot of items because I have more to select from. I actually think that too few options could *perhaps* come off as greedy, as it says (to me anyway) that the couple ONLY wants this, this and that, and if it’s not okay with the buyer, too bad. Because you have to figure that that last guests to hit up your registry are going to have less to pick from as it is.
Post # 5
I’ve only been to one wedding with a registry, but I think you’re more than fine. I appreciated the options, especially having more options than guests in certain cost areas.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
It is better to have more items so that people have things to choose from. Some people may even feel inclined to get you more than one item. As a guest I would also appreciate having the options. But if you are looking to reduce then maybe you can find items that’re combos or do gift cards or cash funds instead.
Good luck. Congrats.
Post # 7
shellshocker22 : You are fine! The more options on there, the less greedy you look, if anything!
Post # 8
We did four registries (we know different people in our families are more comfortable shopping at different stores)! The only way you’ll come off greedy is if you only have really expensive options for people to chose from–but it looks like you have a really reasonable range! FH and I also aren’t living together until after the wedding, so, like you, we need a lot of new things–we will probably purchase some of the things left over as well!