FI and I are putting together our registry and in comparison to many of our friends and family who have been married recently we seem to have rather modest taste. We do need to build up our household as it currently consists of items gotten off craigslist post college, so we've researched what types of pots and pans, dinnerware and other household items will be most useful to us.
Unfortunately, something like 70% of our registry will be items under $25. There are some small appliances in the $50-$100 range ( about 5 ) and a few sets of cookware, dishes and flatware that are in the $150-$200 range ( about 4 ) but it seems like everything else is inexpensive.
We are inviting 200 people. We don't care if people get us things off the registry or not, if we don't receive those things as gifts, we'll buy them for ourselves after the wedding. I sort of hope we don't receive too many off-registry gifts, since we live in a tiny apartment, but our guests know that so I would think we won't receive too many things like picture frames and candle sticks.
If you were a guest looking at a registry would this bother you?