Registry Question

I am doing our registries. Did you stay within a certain price range when adding items to your registry? We are only doing two with a few upgrade items because we are combining two houses.


We did bedding/sheets, towels, vacuum, new pans, digital camera and a coffeemaker/grinder my FI wants.


We are also doing a honeyfund towards our honeymoon. Did anyone do this? Is this considered tacky?

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:19 am
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allbyfaith
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We made a registry at Bed Bath and Beyond. I tried to hit a variety of price points. My lowest item was around $5 and the highest about $400 carpet cleaner. I did alot of gifts in the $50-$150 range.

We also have a honeyfund registry. It depends on who you ask about it being tacky there are good arguments for yes and no. The boards I have read had the biggest problem when the couple doesn't use the money towards what was specified on the honeyfund registry which I can understand. We did the registry because I have had multiple people say they are not going to go get anything from our traditional registry, they would rather give cash if that's ok. Of course I said that was fine so I thought the honeyfund registry would be a good option for those individuals.
Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm
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Thanks. Our family and friends know we are combining two household and there will be very little if anything we will need. We are taking a 14 day honeymoon to Hawaii and Mexico and I think most our family and friends would rather contribute to that than get us something we won't use.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm
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We didn't do the honeymoon fund, many thought it was tacky so instead we did a few registry's and found a nice way to ask for cash, we posted this information only on the registry. But honestly I think you should do whatever you think is right for you and your guest, you cannot please everyone and some people will be offended no matter how hard you try to not offend people.


Bed Bath and Beyond


Macy's


Bloomingdale's


Crate & Barrel


CUTCO


Cash gift request:


We are appreciative of you joining us, this is truly a gift in itself.


We have provided a wedding registry for those guest who prefer this route, a gift to start us out. If you were thinking of giving a gift of cash to help us on our way, a wishing well will be on display at our reception.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 5:04 am
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We registered at JC Penney and Bed Bath and Beyond; I am a very modest person and I don't like asking much of people, so the bedding set we asked for was a little over $100, but everything else was below that.  There was a group of friends who got together and got us a Kitchenaid stand mixer (which I loved and wanted to put on the registry but couldn't justify it), and some other friends gave us some money for the honeymoon.  

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 5:37 am
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We aren't gettng wedding gifts as all our guests are OOT (or out of country!) so are soending an awful lot of money to be with us but I don't see the difference between a honeymoon registry and people giving cash/gift cards, which is completely acceptable now based on all the weddings I have been to in the last 5-10 years.

Like allbyfaith said, I think the only issue is if people don't use the money to pay for what they think they are paying for. It happened to us a few years ago, we thought we were gifting towards a great honeymoon but the couple then went on a much cheaper honeymoon and used the rest of the cash on other every day stuff. It makes no difference really, we still would have given the same amount, but I didn't like the though of my 'gift' being a take-out on a Friday night instead of something special on their honeymoon - a lot of other guests were very upset about it though.

You know your guests best, but I suggest doing a range of prices to suit everyone's budget
Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

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