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Denise
Super September 2019

Registry Feels Bare & Wrong

Denise, on June 8, 2019 at 7:54 PM Posted in Registry 0 10
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I check my registry obsessively. I feel like there's not enough on it and not enough of the right stuff. I am legit constantly printing out "Wedding Registry Checklists" just to quadrupal check that it has the 'right' stuff on it. But like I said it feels like there isn't enough and like there isn't the right kind of stuff. I just am very unsure of the darn thing(s)

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Latest activity by Victoria, on June 16, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    How many items do you have?
    i think the right stuff is what you and your partner need for your house.
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    Between the 2 registries we have about 100 items give or take. We have about 200 invites and are counting on around 160 showing up. All the items are upgrades and things we can't afford to buy ourselves (Like a dining room table) but I can't think of anything else that falls within "Proper etiquette" that I want/need to add.

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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    I would not put just expensive stuff cause if you can’t afford others may not be able to either.
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  • Aliza
    Savvy September 2020
    Aliza ·
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    What about a honeymoon fund?
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  • S
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
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    I think it’s okay if you have less than two items per person! FH and I were tempted to register for things just because we felt like we needed to meet a number, but realized that registering for things that we don’t truly need and may not use that often would just crowd our already small apartment. Do whatever feels right for you guys and your lifestyle. A few tips though.. FH and I are adding a few Christmas things that we’ve put off buying and haven’t thought about because it’s june lol (like a tree stand, nice garland decorations, and a tree topper with our favorite sports team logo, all on amazon). Or most sites give you a guide to go room by room with ideas of what you may need or want.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    In my experience people only buy things off the registry for the shower. So as long as there’s enough for everyone invited to the shower you’re good.
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  • Erika
    Expert April 2019
    Erika ·
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    We really did what you did.... Just put things on the list that needed an update or that we wouldn't buy ourselves. Towels, silverware, decor items, cookware, etc. We just tried to keep a wide range of prices for everyone to be able to choose what works for their budget.
    Also, we did not have as many items as people invited. We didn't want to put random stuff just for the sake of it.
    We didn't worry too much about etiquette. Most family and friends really just wanted to give money anyhow but chose something off the registry for the wedding shower. We also received some gift cards instead of an item.
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  • Kat_
    Super October 2019
    Kat_ ·
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    We invited 208 guests and have 3 registries:

    1. Macy’s- traditional with about 175-200 items ranging from $25-400
    2. Honeyfund- experiences; we listed out our excursions ranging from $25-200
    3. A charity to donate to Duke for cancer research (in memory of FW’s Dad)

    I read everywhere that you should provide a range of prices and of options for shower through wedding. It was fun! Don’t get too caught up in the details but just have a range Smiley smile. If you get something you don’t like you can always exchange it too I guess Smiley smile
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I'm sure you're fine! I looked at a lot of the "suggested registry items" on Amazon and they just didn't work for us. We either wouldn't use them or already had them.

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  • Victoria
    Dedicated November 2019
    Victoria ·
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    It sounds like you have plenty of options! I recommend adding what works for you as a couple vs the recommended checklists. The checklists are super helpful starting points but they’re also created by the retailers and marketing teams to sell more of their product. If you’re happy with the items you have, that’s more important than completing the checklists. If your guests buy up all the items, add more, gift cards or a cash fund. The “right” stuff is different for everyone. I found it helpful to add/scan like crazy and then go back and remove the impulse items I knew I’d rarely use.
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