May 2012 Weddings
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Today we had a really nice, and very emotioinal, funeral service for my grandpa. After the service the ladies guild of the church had a luncheon for the family and friends who attended the funeral. I don't know if you ladies remember but I made a mistake on the invite I sent to my grandpa's sister. Instead of putting her actual name, I put her maiden name not even realizing that I had done it. Well, I apologized to her during the luncheon, explained that it never even dawned on me that her last name isn't the same as my grandpa's and everything was fine. She laughed, I laughed, all was good! Well, we continued to chit-chat and she made the comment that I had a lot of really nice things on my bridal registry. I didn't quite know how to take that comment so I awkwardly said that I didn't know what to register for and sort of laughed it off. Afterwards, I said something to my mom about it and she took it as too much stuff on the registry was too expensive. So now I feel terrible!! I didn't think that we registered for things that were crazy expensive (OK, maybe the KitchenAide mixer but I know that no one will purchase it for us) but now I'm beginning to worry that other people are going to feel the same way! I know I should just brush the comment off but I can't help but worry :(
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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. What's the breakdown of your registry look like? I would say that if you have a good mix of price points it's nothing to worry about. 
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    I registered for a bunch of stuff too. I made a point to have several price points...but you never know, someone may not think anything about buying you something expensive. I have friends who had furniture purchased off their registry...so, really you never know.
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    I would not feel terrible about it. Maybe she really did like the things you have on your registry. If she is uncomfortable with purchasing an item maybe she will give you cash instead.
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    Dont worry about it, one of my mom's friends made a comment to my sister that we had a lot of expensive things on our registry. I know that we made sure to have a variety plus they can always look at your registry and get the same thing somewhere else if the place is cheaper. Dont worry, last thing we as brides need to worry about.
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    Yeah I really wouldn't worry about it too much, unless everything on your registry is over $100. 
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    I'm sure your fine.  I think I would be upset if I heard someone say that, but maybe she doesn't know how much some people are spending now and understand that people will go in on things together.  Just think these are the things you want and don't settle for something else because someone commented.
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    Don't feel bad! Just like PPs have said, as long as you have several different price points you don't need to stress. I'm willing to bet she didn't even mean anything by the comment other than you have good taste :) 
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    Thanks ladies! I know I shouldn't take the comment personally but it still worried me. I looked over our registry last night and the majority of the stuff is in the $20 to $50 range. I know that is a lot of money to some people but I am really hoping that she just liked everything we selected! Thanks again :)
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    Sorry again to hear about your grandpa.  As for the comment, she probably didn't mean anything by it - probably just trying to make conversation, or compliment you on your taste.  

    And if she did, then oh well - she doesn't have to buy you guys stuff from the registry.  I have a lot of "nice" stuff on our registry, but because we aren't just starting out - we already have cheap crap, why would we want to register for more cheap crap?

    I think it is silly to register for stuff you don't really want or like, because it isn't mandatory for your guests to purchase stuff off it.  Don't feel guilty =]
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    I wouldn't worry about it. I think as long as you have a good range of different priced items on your registry, it's fine! And, if someone thinks that all your gifts are too expensive or they're out of their budget, then they can give you cash or a gift card! Don't stress over it :)
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