I really want to play even though I’m married. Please? I love things like this.
Where are you registered?
We registered at Crate and Barrel and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
How far in advance did you register for items before your wedding?
We registered in December, a few weeks before my shower. The wedding was mid-February. So about 1 1/2 – 2 months. We only had a 4 month engagement, however, so if we’d had longer then I would’ve registered much earlier.
Did you register online, in person, or both?
I registered in store for both. Bed, Bath and Beyond was a fanstastic experience and Crate and Barrell not so much. I did a little bit of online tweaking afterward, but not much.
How many quests are invited to your wedding?
We invited about 350. My husband’s divorced parents both had a list, as did my divorced parents, as did my husband and I. In my community this is very common. Since my husband’s parent’s guest lists were based primarily in New Jersey we knew that none of them would come besides a few close friends. Since my mom’s list is local and more the family friends that I grew up with, they were the majority. We invited 350, planned for 150 and that’s exactly what we got.
How many items are on your registry (if you have multiple, list your overall total and how many on each registry).
228 gifts at Bed, Bath and Beyond – 26 at Crate and Barrel.
Of course some of that is wine glasses, for instance, where we wanted 8 of them, so the same item is in the count 8 times.
What is your most expensive item on your list and how many of it do you want?
My china serving pieces and I wanted one of each serving piece. I didn’t expect to receive any and I didn’t, although I do have full service china in every other aspect. One of the most expensive gifts we received was our Calphalon cookware set that we did not even register for, my mom’s best friend and her husband bought that for us very shortly after we got engaged. I know it cost more than the Cuisinart one I registered for.
What is your least expensive item on your list and how many of it do you want?
I registered for some small things, like condiment mixer bowl and olive spoon at Crate and Barrel. I think I regsitered for just one of each of those.
What item has the highest quantity to it, how many of it do you want, and how much is it?
Definitely anything china related had the highest quanitity. I registered for service for 16. I now have service for 12 (which is great anyway as I didn’t even realize that my great grandmother’s silverware that we’re using with it only has service for 12 and I’m not hunting down silverware right now online.) Each place setting was about $150, I believe. I’m too lazy to go check. Maybe it was $100. It was the Vera Wang Vera Lace for Wedgwood at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
What is your most frivolous item on your list?
Hmm.. I’m not sure if we really had a frivolous item. We did not live together before marriage and I tried to keep my list practical, as far as what we really needed. Of course, some of the stuff we needed was really overpriced at Bed, Bath and Beyond or for the brand name, but I went with it anyway. After five hours in BB&B I was so exhausted and I realized I should’ve registered for a garbage can (I don’t know why..) The first one I saw was hundreds of dollars (for a GARBAGE CAN) and I registered for it LOL! My C&B registry was mostly for serving pieces and such, and I guess the condiment mixing bowl was pretty frivolous, LOL. I also registered for sushi plates and I got them! And a basket to put towels in, but I didn’t get that.
Is there an item your FI wanted specifically added?
He really wanted a coffemaker but as my mom had a Mr. Coffee machine that she didn’t use and was giving to us I really didn’t want to put that on there. I think it’s an item that people would definitely buy and since we actually needed so much of what was on our registry I didn’t want someone to buy something we already had. He was pleasantly surprised to find that I put some beer mugs from C&B on there for him. (He wasn’t with me when I registered because we had an LDR until December when he moved down. I kept waiting and waiting but finally the shower was coming up and people were asking about the registry so I just had to go with my mom. It was disappointing, but I know he would not have been having a good time during the process.)
What was the last item you added to your list?
A box of 12 margarita glasses. I added those online a few weeks before the wedding. I saw some amazingly cool ones on a friend’s registry at C&B. I couldn’t afford all 4 that she was registered for, so I got her 2 for her and her hubby. I went to BB&B to see what they had by way of margarita glasses and they had a box of 12 for like $25 or $30. One of my husband’s friends purchased it for us shortly thereafter.
Has anyone purchased anything from your list yet?
Yay! Wedding is over and we really received almost everything from our registry that we really needed. I went into BB&B after the wedding during the completion event and finished up what I needed.
By the way, note to bride’s registering. I received in the mail a few months ago a coupon to BB&B for $25.00 off a purchase of $50.00 or more because my friend told BB&B that I referred her to their registry when she went to register. I actually did not refer her, I barely speak to this girl and I think since she got married shortly after me my name probably was in her head. Either way, it was completely sweet and out of the blue! If you have a friend who you know could use that, refer them when you go to register there!