Savvy October 2019

Giant tv for wedding registry??

Nicole, on June 23, 2019 at 11:44 PM Posted in Registry 0 16
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FH and I have always wanted a 65” TV. Our registry is on Amazon which allows multiple contributions towards one item. It also gives a discount of 20% on any item not purchased. Of course a very nice LG S-UHD TV for about $1k has caught our eye 😩 and that 20% off sounds appealing!

We don’t want to put anyone off, and are honestly hoping for mostly cash because we’re in the middle of purchasing a home that needs floors and paint! Do you think guests would find it offensive that we put such a large item on our list?


  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah ·
    It's probably a bit of a know your crowd situation. I don't know if anyone would be offended by a large ticket item on a registry. You don't want to contribute, then don't. If you want, you can maybe just throw it on there a little closer to the wedding when most people would have bought things already.
  • Mrs. Araj
    Expert August 2018
    Mrs. Araj ·
    If you would be interested in getting it for the 20% off and not have someone else buy it, then I recommend adding it immediately after the wedding. We did the same thing on our amazon registry. I believe we added it about a week after the wedding and we were still able to get the 20% off. My husband was really wanting a new tv but I thought it was way too much to have on our registry. It worked out great in the end.
  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    I'd add it now! And make it so people can contribute. You never know, someone may contribute and if you plan on buying it regardless then you'll get the discount! I think the discount is only for Prime members so make sure you are, and the $1,000 will max out the 20% discount unless you have more than $1,000 purchased on your registry (then you can go up to $1,500). I would totally contribute to a huge TV for a bride & groom, that's a great gift!

  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    I don't think so, especially because it's a gift that multiple people can contribute to.
  • A
    Dedicated August 2019
    Anan ·
    No I don’t think they will find it offensive. They can pitch in towards it or not so there’s that choice. We also have a big TV on our registry :-) and the 20% off dealio. You use Zola don’t you for your wedding website? I love it.
  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
    I never seeing electronics but I wouldn’t find this offensive in any way as long as you have options of all different prices for everyone it should be fine.
  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
    Rachel ·

    We put one on ours (also considering our new home) and thoroughly do not expect to actually get it. It was more of a suggestion I made to initially get FH into the idea of registering. It broke the ice and we had a great time! If someone actually buys the TV for us, we will be flabbergasted.

  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    My FH did that was well as a joke. He knows no one will buy him a $1100 TV, but he felt it was worth a shot.

    I showed one of my girlfriends and said, "can you point out what J added?". She laughs and says, "maybe the boys will pool their money together" hahaha.

  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear ·

    I think if you only have one big item and the rest are a mixture of smaller items (even though your hoping for just cash), it's okay.

  • Gen
    Rockstar June 2019
    Gen ·

    I don't think people would be offended by it... if it's too much for people, they don't have to get it for you. I did have several guests give us gifts that were around $1k (they were all either relatives, or my mom's friends who I have known my entire life, and were all from families that had multiple people attend)

    Also people could get it as a group gift. Husband had a group of 8 friends attend the wedding, and all of them gave us separate checks each for between $100 and $150, but theoretically they all could've pooled and bought a $1k gift if they had wanted to.

    I know Amazon also allows the option to have guests "contribute" to a gift, so I would definitely make that an option for your registry!

  • Kimberly
    Expert April 2020
    Kimberly ·

    I don't think people will find it offensive. Your guests can contribute what they want or can.

  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·

    I think it depends on your crowd. I have a few big ticket items, but none of them exceed $500.00 but that also has a lot to do with me and FH and our tastes. I wouldn't be offended or anything if I saw it on a registry, but I don't have that kind of money. I think it will be 100% fine to put it on there.

  • Futuremrs.f
    Dedicated August 2019
    Futuremrs.f ·
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    I agree with Future Mrs D! I had a really hard time with my registry because I didn’t want to look greedy with bigger gifts. Or just too many in general! My mother in law to be helped me a lot and she told me to think of your registry as a wish list. You won’t get everything on there and some people will get you items you didn’t put on there. And a lot of people like to go in on gifts together so it’s suggested you put bigger ticket items on there. And if no one gets it for you then you can still get it for 20%!
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    I say add it. Anyone asks or complains tell them about the 20% and they should understand a deals a deal.
    Chances are nobody will buy it, but if they do... That's an extra grand for your house!
  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·
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    Or at least they gift some amount towards it! We registered for a super nice $600 pot set, assuming no one would contribute or buy it. To our surprise, we have $100 towards it already so that's a little less for us to pay!

  • D
    Expert July 2020
    D ·
    As long as you have a good mix of price ranges on items you're good.

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