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Registry--How many is too many??

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Hey all! We started our registry last weekend...and went to Macy's and Pier 1...then we decided to do BB&B too (since there was some more options on gadgets, hampers, etc)...but still like the stuff at Macy's that BB&B doesn't have. So we have 3 places already...but we don't really need a whole lot more (and we don't have near enought options for everyone and we don't want to put random crap we won't use) what we REALLY NEED is a new washer & dryer! Do we just have our family spread the word that we need gift cards to Sears? Or is there a way to register at Sears and have people put money toward the washer & dryer? Or is 4 places TOO many to register at?? Any thoughts/ideas? Thanks!

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I'm not sure what the exact ettiquete is but I say the more stores and the more options for your guests the better. I like being able to go online and shop around when I am buying gifts for people, thats just me though. I would think Sears would have a registery. I would also definitly ask your family members if they could chip in for the Washer and Dryer.

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I would say the more the better! There will probably be a lot of people who cannot attend and will want to get you a gift off your registry. Actually you may get very lucky and get most things off your registry. And don't most registries have that deal where if certain things are not purchased the couple gets to purchase it for a discount? Plus having more than one registry gives your guests options. Some will want to spend a little more and go for the nice things at Macy's, others will want to buy more affordable items at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I think you should totally have your family pass the word around that you guys could really use a washer and dryer and this way people will hopefully get you gift certificates to Sears. Or you can go to sears and find out how you can set it up as a registry. Good luck with everything!!

 

-Glenda

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The only thing you may want to be careful of is if you have too many options, you're going to get a lot of incomplete sets. Like if you register for a dish set, linens, etc. you may get a few of each set - then you have to buy the rest on your own, or just have an incomplete set. With fewer options, you're more likely to get complete sets. If you're not really registering for that kind of stuff - the why not add more!

 

FYI - I just looked on Sears' site briefly and it looks like you can set up a registry online. And you can put a note in there or something to say that "gift cards are welcome" or "we're hoping to purchase a w/d" or something. I think it's worth trying!

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I was told that it is tacky to have more than 3, but I'm struggling on this because I may go for this offbeat china that is not at any of the normal stores. So I'd maybe have William Sonoma, Amazon, lille: a shop, and then I'd have to choose silverware or glassware from WS, and I wouldn't get to register for platters or towels or any of that type of stuff that you would get at C&B, Macys, or Pottery Barn...

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IMO I would do no more than 2 perhaps 3 at the most. Having options is nice but too many may be overwhelming for a guest and could appear tacky. I would mention ideas for large ticket items if asked to those who are most likely to buy them like parents and grandparents. Shower gifts may come from the registry but i find that the majority of wedding gifts are monetary gifts. You could always earmark cash gifts for the washer and dryer.

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If you choose to register at Sears you could always just pick gift cards or maybe a few tools for Hubby. We are registered at Dillards and BB&B but are thinking of adding Home Depot. Gift cards will come in handy when we purchase our new home and they do sell appliances.

 

On a side note...my dryer broke about a week ago and the repair man came out today to fix it. He said to only by Whirlpool W&D, dishwasher, and fridge. He said the GE break down a lot and are more costly to repair. (Just in case you were wondering!)

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