Post # 1
I am an encore bride so I didn’t have a bridal shower or any sort of pre-wedding parties. I sometimes wish I did have something, but it is so hard with my future SIL and family living all over North America. I have close GFs here and a few have been taking me out but this is on a very small scale.
FI and I started a biz together a year and a half ago, and the other thing is people think we have a tonne of money so don’t need much. If you have read some of my other posts, this is simply not true-first 3-5 years are tough, especially with the crapola I have been facing with FI.
However, all this aside, I was logging in to check our registry and there were a tonne of gifts purchased already including gift certificates purchased for us to go on a honeymoon to PARIS…after all the drama with my fiance’s finances I didn’t think it would be possible for us to go on a honeymoon so I used a wedding registry at the Bay and also a honeymoon registry, and everyone has been buying certificates for us (as word is getting around we haven’t booked our honeymoon yet) 🙂
One of the things FI and both have a love for are reallllly nice glasses. We love to have a good glass of wine or sip of scotch together and when we registered at the Bay, we did put on Reidel stemware (chard and red) so we could have some realllly nice wine glasses.
I literally squealed out loud and started babbling like a 3 year old when I found out that someone had purchased the Reidel stemware for our wedding gift. It was one of those things we thought for sure noone would buy, and I can guess who probably bought it for us (as we have a few wine afficiondos is our group) but NOW I am gettting really excited–seeing the gift registry list going down is the first external trigger besides all my wedding planning that is making this wedding seem more and more real! 🙂
Anyway, just thought Id share and also ask if there is one thing on your registry that you are REALLLLLY hoping to have? and ps-I hope you get it 🙂
Post # 3
Exciting! I’m a terrible registry stalker, too! We (okay, I) registered for this amazing bedding from Anthro via Amazon’s universal registry:
I hope we get it, but it’s REALLY freaking expensive. After our shower, about 75% of our registries had been purchased and given to us…so fingers crossed!
Post # 4
I am so bad at stalking our registries. I saw that our bedding was purchased this past weekend, and I was so freaking excited!! It is so hard not to look, but I figure…we know what we registered for, we know there’s a good chance we’ll get it…what’s the harm in looking? Plus, we’ve updated along the way, too.
It is fun, though, watching things get purchased off your registry. It’s incredibly addicting! I had two showers in one weekend, and I think I checked those registries at least 3-4 times a day.
Post # 5
@fivemonthsnotice: I totally get your excitiment! my wedding is only a few days before yours. 🙂
only recently did I discover purchases were being made. Definitley gave me the “this is really happening” feeling.
i’m really hoping for the indoor/outdoor grill, and the cappuccino machine. 🙂
Post # 6
I freaking LOVE that bedspread up there! (I have a lot of textured stuff in my house…I love that stuff!)
I have been good and haven’t peeked for 24 hours…haha..but it is Sunday annnnd lots of people go shopping on the weekends, right 😉
I want August to BE here already!!! 🙂
Post # 7
I know. My shower is next weekend. And in the last week or two stuff has finally been moving. I want to try to stay busy this week so I’m not tempted to peak. Surprisingly our dishes set went long before the invites went out, so that is exciting. The other few items I am hopping for is the flateware we put on, pots and pans set, some fiestaware (one of my aunts already told me she bought a bunch for me!) and the kitchen Aid stand mixer (you know, if someone really loves me!).