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Is it possible to have too few inexpensive items on my registry?

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Yes. Ideally, you should have an equal number of midrange and lower-cost items, then a smaller grouping of big-ticket ones. Take particular care when choosing the inexpensive pieces. Pick items that reflect your personality so friends on a budget feel as if they’re giving something you’ll care about.

If you already own less-costly items (every-day flatware, coffee cups, place mats), it’s perfectly acceptable to register for what you do need―expensive items, like a couch or another piece of furniture, for example. Friends or family members can band together to buy you one item―just be sure you make that wish clear.
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