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registry items over $50

hello ladies, i have about 70 items on my registry and 12 of them are between $50-$100 (mostly kitchen appliances and sheet sets) and 3 are over $100 (2 side tables and a steam mop). do you think that's too many items in the higher price range? I am having about 45 guests, mostly friends and a couple family members. thank you. =)

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    Nope, that sounds reasonable to me. Some items do cost more money than others. You're fine!
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    A few people may give you gift certificates to the store so you can combine them to pick up the more expensive items later if no one buys them for you.
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    I think that's fine.  Often times it's good to have a few more expensive items incase people decide to do the "chip in" and buy them as a group gift. 
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    Those prices are fine.  You might want to register for more items.  I think I read somewhere that you should register for 3x the number of guests.  You have 45 guests, so you might want to aim for 135 registry items.  It might help ease your concern about price if you register for more things under $50.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_registering-gifts_registry-items-over-50?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:34Discussion:76dfc5e7-4a60-4732-9315-753d044bcf35Post:6deb57b7-e43d-4ae7-b646-525d6d9f6a41">Re: registry items over $50</a>:
    [QUOTE] I think I read somewhere that you should register for 3x the number of guests.  You have 45 guests, so you might want to aim for 135 registry items.
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    I've seen this "rule" promoted by stores, but I think it's a little silly--you're not likely to get anywhere near that many gifts, and since your guests probably won't know which of the 135 options you want the most, you're less likely to get the things you really want.
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    It sounds like the majority of your items are under $50, so I think you're fine. 

    I had about 100 guests and registered for 80 or so items, and it worked out just about perfectly.  So I definitely wouldn't advise the 3X rule. 
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    Regarding the 3x rule, I was thinking in terms of cheaper items like spatulas, dish towels, etc.  I wouldn't advise her to register for 135 items that cost $50 or more.  There are lot of things that people can purchase for under $15.  Which in that case, people would probably buy two or three of those lower priced items and give as one gift.  That's what I was thinking.  Sorry if it was confusing.

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    thank you for the responses. i think i'll try to keep it around 70 since i'm not having a shower. i think it might even be too much jst because everyone's already telling us that we'll get moneyfor the wedding instead (like our aunts and uncles). at least this way people will have a variety to choose from. but i am relieved that y'all don't think it's too much (i don't want to seem like i'm throwing these expensive items in their faces demanding them, lol).
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    I think it's a problem only if all the items are over $50.  Also unfortunately today $50 is not all that much money.  Personally when I'm consulting a registry, I like a lot of variety. 

    Originally, I had no intention of registering because we are an older couple and for the most part, if we don't have it, we don't want it, but some of my china has gotten chipped and some of my appliances are verging on antique so I thought "why not," and once I got to the registry (Kitchen Kapers and Macy's), I went crazy, but I did go from less than $10 to a mixer that is about $300.  If I get any of these items, I will be thrilled and if I don't, I didn't have them before and I had the fun of registering.
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    Sounds reasonable to me.
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    Just register for what you want. You're not asking any specific person to spend X amount and if people want to go in for a big gift, at least they will know what you want!


    Your relatives may want to spend more than $100 since it's a special occasion and not just a holiday/birthday, so I would make sure to register for a few "special" gifts if someone wants to get you something you'll treasure through the years.
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    Sounds good to me.  You can always watch your registry and add more things in a certain price range if necessary. 
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