Our Wedding Registry, By the Numbers

Roo and I definitely put some thought into our wedding registry. After deciding on a strategy for registering for gifts, we took the scanners out for a test drive. Since I always like to compare how I’m doing with this wedding preparation stuff, I wanted to share some more details about our registry. Here’s how our actual, real-life wedding registry shaped up, by the numbers:


Stores where we registered: 3
(Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, CB2)

Total gifts across all registries: 170
(67 at BB&B, 59 at C&B, 44 at CB2)


Invited guests: 106

Suggested number of gifts we should register for: 265
(Based on the conventional estimate of two to three per guest. I guess we’re a little behind.)


Unique states our guests call home: 13
(Michigan, Florida, Georgia, New York, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada, California)

Percent of guests’ states that have at least one brick-and-mortar store from our registry: 100% (Jackpot!)


Gifts registered in each department:
Casual Dining & Entertaining / 72
Cooking & Prep / 43
Wine & Bar / 14
Appliances / 4
Kitchen Storage / 13
Closets & Cleaning / 10
Linens / 5
Furniture & Decor / 9

Gifts registered in each price range:
$0-$25 / 119
$25-$50 / 30
$50-$100 / 12
$100-$150 / 2
$150-$200 / 5
$200+ / 2

Most expensive item: Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set, $449.99

Least expensive item: Pocket Dip Dish, 95¢

Hen’s Top 3 Favorites:
Compact Smart Oven Toaster Oven
Edge Sparkling Wine Flutes
Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set

Rooster’s Top 3 Favorites:
Bacon Press
Garment Steamer
5-in-1 Plate Grill

I’m feeling a little weary of the fact that we should have registered for 265 gifts total, according to conventional registry advice. Especially since we have so many small items (which people gift in numbers) and not too many in the $50+ price range. I think we might need to revisit the registry before our October wedding gets any closer.

(All images in this post’s infographics came from one of our lovely registry retailers, Bed Bath & BeyondCrate & Barrel, and CB2)

07. May 2014 by Taryn
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