I read somewhere that you should plan to register for one gift for every two guests (not sure who makes these rules...?) since you should assume many guests will be couples or families. We are having a wedding of 50-60 people (many which ARE couples and families). Not that I am going to stick hard and fast to this rule because I believe giving guests options is really important. But I also don't want to register for 500 items with a guest list of 50. However my fiancee and I will be starting with very little after we get married.
So all that to say is...what are a few ESSENTIAL items I should register for?