(Closed) What must-haves are on your registry?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How many items are on your registry?
    Under 50 : (7 votes)
    26 %
    Under 100 : (7 votes)
    26 %
    Under 200 : (10 votes)
    37 %
    200+ : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    We registered for about 70 items between 2 stores which is way too much for our small wedding but thats ok.

    We have lived together for a while so there isn’t really anything we absolutely must have, but the things we hope to get are: Our dishes, wine glasses, kitchen aid mixer (FI really wants this, I dont care either way).

    Post # 4
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    40 items for our 50-60 person wedding. However, those that have been buying have purchased two things at a time so we’ll see if I need to add more.

    Post # 5
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re at around 130 items for a guestlist of 180 people. We live together already so a lot of our registry items are upgrades to things we already have. We also registered for things like camping gear and travel stuff, which I guess are more “non-traditional” things.

    Post # 6
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    All the “experts” say you need at least twice as many items on the registry as you have guests so that people can pick and choose or buy multiple things.  You may not get all the stuff, but it’s better to have too much than too little.

    Post # 7
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Dishes and silverware were definitely must haves since all of mine were hand-me-downs. Honestly, the rest was just frosting since I had most everything we needed.

    Post # 8
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are still under 50 items for our 100 person wedding. We live together, so most things are upgrades or little things we’ve never had but might need (I really want the $5 bottle opener..I hate waiting for my fiance to get home and open the pickle jar, yet we never remember to buy one when we’re out and about). 

    We were at BBB for three hours a week ago and were shocked to find that we had only scanned 32 things — it felt like a lot more. The lady said we should have closer to 250 things on our registry…HA! my family would raz me about having that big of a list!

    Post # 9
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I might have voted wrong.  BBB says there are 111 things on our registry.  We’ve invited 44 people to the wedding.  “Someone” already bought all 12 place settings of china and flatware, plus completer sets, so 31 items are already purchased.  Leaving a “normal” 80 for the other 40 guests.  And everything else is a lot cheaper.  🙂

    As for must-haves, I’m so pumped about fancy plates that I’m dying to buy a nice table.  And I really hope someone gets us the food processor and multi-pot.  And the monkey stuff for the bathroom. 

    Post # 10
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    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We have 170 ish guests and approx 68 items spread through 3 registries – Target, Crate and Barrel, and Ten Thousand Villages (a fair trade store where we’ve registered for more decorative kitchen items like mugs and serving bowls).

    Fiance keeps saying “don’t register for too much stuff, we want cash!” but I know that people will want to give physical gifts for the shower, and some people like to give physical gifts at the wedding as well.  I reassured him that we would keep the registry as it is and then revisit it after the shower (late June).  I’ll add just enough ‘extras’ to beef it up, but we will also spread the word that we’re saving for a down payment on a house.

    In the ‘random stuff people have already gotten for us’ conversation – our save the dates went out early last week, and someone already got us a bread box from the Crate and Barrel registry.  I mean, we registered for it, so anyone could have gotten it for us… but who buys someone a bread box?

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