(Closed) What is your total value and price spread of registry? How's mine?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What's your registry value? How many guests? Prefer gifts or cash? Shower or no?
    $0-1000 : (5 votes)
    9 %
    $1000-3000 : (11 votes)
    19 %
    $3000-5000 : (6 votes)
    10 %
    $5000-10,000 : (8 votes)
    14 %
    $10,000+ : (6 votes)
    10 %
    0-50 guests : (4 votes)
    7 %
    50-100 guests : (4 votes)
    7 %
    100-150 guests : (8 votes)
    14 %
    150-200 guests : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Are you planning on having a shower? If you are, you will probably want to revisit your registry after as there may not be much of a selection left and I don’t think you want 4 toasters.

    I can’t tell you what my registry looked like since I am not engaged yet. That is just what I would think as a guest.

    Post # 5
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    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    I really didnt put that much effort into our two registries. I would say  most of our gifts were in the $25-$50 range, but we had a lot of small (under $10) gifts as well. We kept an eye on it after the shower to make sure there were still things left. But for the wedding, almost everyone just gave us money. Not many people bring an actual gift to the wedding anymore.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and Target for my registries. . . At Bed Bath and Beyond they were able to show us a breakdown of everything we put on our registry and a suggested amount of items we should have. The woman said a well rounded registry consists of over 300 items. I believe we were at 250. Plus the 50 or so items we have on our Target registry. I know our Bed Bath and Beyond one totaled to about $8,000. We added a lot of little stuff. . . all kitchen utensils were listed as one item, and those are pretty insignificant. Traditionally in NJ we have a shower for gifts and guests give money for the actual wedding. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @lolot:  Showers are extremely common where I live, so I thought I would mention it!

    Post # 8
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If your having a shower your list is way too small.I was told you want it to be @ least as big as your guest list close to double. If not people will be buying you what they want you to have not what you want.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i think if you’d prefer cash, then your registry looks fine. it’s spaced out nicely over different price ranges and if guests don’t see anything they want to get you, they’ll probably give cash. we had about 40 guests, i had a small bridal shower and we put about 80 items on our registry and still got cash from people (i think some people just prefer giving cash). the worst thing you can do is register for stuff you don’t want just to fill your registry. people will get the hint if there’s not much on there. if they mention that there’s not much, you can mention that you guys are interested in cash also. don’t say anything unless someone asks though.

    Post # 10
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    17 posts
    Newbee

    I can’t tell you what my registry looked like since I am not engaged yet. That is just what I would think as a guest.

    Post # 12
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    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our registry value is just over $10,000k. We put 20+ items at the $100-$150 mark. Nothing is over $200 though because we already own a Dyson, Kitchenaid mixer, and the other common big items. We also invited 250 people, we are having a traditional big budget Chicago wedding. I am having two showers (70 people total invited). I’m equally spilt on if we want cash or gifts. Everything on my registry is stuff I never buy myself (nice sheets, towels, crystal and serveware) but I also would like cash of course. We didn’t register for china since I already have a family set. 

    ETA: We have about 200 items in total, so a $50 average price.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Yikes, here goes. We’re inviting 250 people. We’re having a formal Saturday evening wedding in NYC, where most people tend to give very generous gifts. In addition to the wedding we already had engagement party, and I’m having two showers. People bought gifts off our registry for our engagement party, and I’ve already received a few wedding gifts.

    I’ve registered at Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel & Sur La Table.  I LOVE to cook & entertain, so this includes some very high end pots & pans (Demeyere). We are registered for 12 settings for everyday & 12 settings for formal entertaining.  FI & I live together and are fairly well established, but our mismatched dishes right now are from Ikea and I can’t wait for new things!!

    $0-25 – 148 total / 24 already received (misc kitchen utensils; placemats; napkins; picture frames; margarita/martini/beer/juice/water/wine/champagne glasses; cereal bowls; soup bowls)

    $25-50 –  46 total / 21 received (48 crystal glasses; kitchen gadgets; bakeware; Sets of everyday wine glasses; serveware)

    $50-$100 – 48 total / 23 received (24 china soup & dessert bowls; vases; picture frames; mandolin; tea kettle; serveware)

    $100-$200 – 32 total / 20 received (20 china pieces; everyday silverware; kitchenaid attachments; individual cookware pieces; steak knives; everyday dishes)

    $200+ – 12 total / 3 received (2 china serving dishes; 2 sets of silver utensils; dyson fan; breville smart oven; individual pots & pans; Vitamix)

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    Bloomindales: $9,400 (china, crystal glasses, baking stuff, misc kitchen)

    Crate & Barrel: $800 (everyday glasses, picture frames, serveware)

    Sur La Table: $4,800 (pots & pans, everyday dishes, Le Creuset goods, misc kitchen)

     

    Total: ~$15,000 / 286 items ($52 an item average; $60 a guest average)

     

    Note: This registry is a wish list for the rest of my domestic life! Some of the high ticket items we would like to buy using the registry completion discount (like the vitamix and dyson fan)

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I didn’t finish adding it up, but it’s over $5000, probably around $5500. We’re only registered at Target, and we have ~100 guests.

    Breakdown:

    $0-10 – 54
    $11-30 – 41
    $31-50 – 11
    $50+ – 21

    I’ll probably end up with two showers, one for FFIL’s side and one for my side/FMIL’s side. I don’t mind gifts, cash, gift cards, whatever. Cash is great, obviously, but new stuff that we don’t have to buy ourselves but want/need is great, too. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ours are a total of $8700, with 160 individual gifts split across two registries — mean price $55, median price $30.

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