Post # 1
I just finished doing my registry at Bed, Bath and Beyond at Macy’s. I pretty much added whatever I wanted, even a few big ticket items like the le crueset pieces and a set of all-clad. I have about 400 items between the two, which I think is a lot. However, a lot of things are really small like spatulas or an individual placemat. The lady at BBB insisted I wasn’t adding enough to my registry (we are inviting 350 to the wedding and expect 80 for the shower). Just wondering how much people actually received from their registry? Did any of you bees have a bigger wedding and get nothing off the registry? Or a smaller one and get the entire thing cleaned out? We would really like money too, and FI’s sister said most people gave her money at the actual wedding. We registered because I am having three showers and also because we don’t want a bunch of rando mismatched stuff if possible.
Post # 2
We invited about 100 guests. I had one very small shower and one large shower. We registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We got everything off of our registry at the showers. We couldn’t think of anything else that we needed so we didn’t add anything to the registry after the showers. We then got almost exclusively money at the reception.
Post # 3
That is a lot of gifts for a registry. I would say that boxed gifts vs monetary gifts is largely a regional and cultural thing, so it’s hard to say. We did receive a generous amount of cash gifts, but also many gift cards, and registry items.
Post # 4
My wedding is 14 days out and yesterday our Pottery Barn registry was fulfilled. I think everything but the super expensive items will be bought.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Less than half. Had one shower, almost everything we received from our registries came then. Our registries have quite a good mix of stuff left on them. Oh well!
Post # 6
We invited 256 people with 112 invitations
We registered based on what Macy’s told us we should for a wedding of about 200 people.
About half of it was bought, and we got checks from another contingent of people.
Also, we had a small stock the bar couples shower and no family showers, because none of my aunts volunteered to host one and I wasn’t going to ask if they would.
Post # 7
daisy92: I will tell you that BB&B wants you to add a ton of stuff to your registry because that is a large portion of their business. Add what you want/need and don’t add things you don’t want/need. 800 items should be more than enough, even with a wedding that large.
We had a 150 couple guest list for our wedding, and about 30 people for a shower. We registered for around 130 things. We got about 70% of what we registered from BB&B, and about 60% off our Target registry. Most of what we didn’t get that we truly wanted, we got on gift card later.
Post # 8
I think I am going to have to go through the list and see what I even really added. I hated that BB&B had a registry consultant that absolutely insisted on following us around the store- she was so pushy and I didn’t know a nice way to tell her to go away. I definitely don’t expect the really expensive stuff to get purchased, but I figured we would buy whatever else we really want with gift cards.
Post # 9
We have 400 between the two, not 800. I wouldn’t even know what to do with 800 things haha! We are fairly young and I didn’t inherit any china or crystal so that is part of what made it big, plus we are upgrading almost everything we own.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I only invited 120 to my wedding, had a shower of 35 ladies an I’d say 80% of my amazon..com and Kohls gift registry was fulfilled. Most my stuff was $20-$60 with one or two big things like a Shark vacuum and a dishware set.
Post # 11
We had about 100 people at our wedding and 2 small registries (Macys and Target) with no shower (although we were duped into an “engagement party” that people brought registry gifts to, although we didn’t want a shower-type party) and received pretty much everything on the registries. In fact, a couple of the items on the Target registry were bought 2 and 3x, so I had to close that registry to stop people from continuing to buy duplicate items and because we had enough with the gift cards for returning the items to purchase the things on the registry that no one bought (towels mostly). We had a couple of large items (Le Cruset kettle and dutch oven and an All-Clad cookware set) that were bought either by very generous, close relatives or people going in together to buy a more expensive gift. We also got some cash and checks from people at the wedding.
Post # 12
We had about 200 people at our wedding and one shower. We ended up getting about 90% of our registry items and mostly checks/cash for wedding gifts. All the big ticket items were purchased and small random things like hand towels were left.
Post # 13
we are about a month or so away, we registered at Macys and BBB. I just had my shower last week. We registered for 119 items we are hoping to have between 140-160 guests. My shower had about 30 ppl. Our Macys registery has had 16 items bought out of 50, BBB has had 45 items bought out of 69. We also had some guests get other gifts, or gift us with cash. We did a honeymoon registery but no one put anything towards it (which is exactly what we thought would happen, but or Maid/Matron of Honor didnt include that registery on the shower invites so I don’t think guests really know about it. so far we are at about 51%
Post # 14
We had 2 registries. Our BB&B registry was almost completely fulfilled except one thing (a juicer). Our Crate and Barrel registry only had about 20% of the things bought on it.