(Closed) can you register for a bed/mattresses?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
12881 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess you could register for it, but I honestly don’t see anyone buying you a bed or mattress.  Sorry!

Post # 4
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say go for it. It may not be bought but talk about helping to set up a house for a marriage!

Post # 5
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think if you put a big ticket item on your registry, you are cluing guests in about gift cards and cash. It sort of lets them know that you have a big gift you’re saving up for at one of your registry stores, and they may feel they are contributing to a specific gift instead of giving you some random, impersonal dollars.

I had some friends register at Crate & Barrel for all sorts of smalls, plus a big media console. I sent a gift card for C&B saying I hoped they were able to get the console because it was gorgeous! Plus I knew they’d get that all-important completion discount.

If you’re registered someplace like Macy’s that has a mattress set, go for it!

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would not register for that, personally. I don’t think that’s the type of gift you could expect to get from anyone except maybe a parent who wants to help out with payment. 

Post # 7
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

my Fiance and are in the same boat- we did a SMALL registry at kohls and we were debating on setting up a New Bed Fund..where people can give dif amounts of $ towards the bed we want.

we havent fully decided yet- but a new bed is by far the thing we need the most thanks to health issues

Post # 8
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I say register for it. Like someone mentioned above, you may get gift cards or cash to help purchase it yourselves or maybe a group would want to go in on the gift together (like the bridal party or a bunch of coworkers).

Post # 9
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Sure, why not? You probably won’t get it- one of my best friends had a wine cabinet on her registry, that I was considering buying with another friend, but the delivery would have been complicated. But, you may get money designated for it, and you can take advantage of completion programs.

Post # 10
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we registered- and received- a 3″ mattress topper for our old/badly need of replacement bed… its awesome.  $220 from Kohls 🙂

Post # 11
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Personally, I wouldn’t… I had friends (a very young couple) do it recently and rolled my eyes at it (oops… shh!).  I know the people who are being invited, at least all of the groom’s side and their mutual friends.  I don’t see anyone, except maybe the groom’s parents purchasing that… I felt like it was kind of… Assuming? Maybe… Like, of course people will want to buy this for us.  

I think part of my attitude came from them registering for lots of more expensive things… Dining table and chairs, expensive desk and chair, bed and mattress, etc…  I guess I was frustrated that they were registering for new and expensive things that they could get second hand and then paint/re-finish to make them look great.  (I’m not saying they should get a mattress second hand… not my cup of tea… Just saying that in general)

However, I have no idea about what your situation is.  You might have guests that you know tend to give gifts of that amount.  Totally your call 🙂 


FYI… My Darling Husband and I got a mattress that was over $1,000 for under $400.  It was the floor model, so we got a steep discount, even though it was in new condition.  We then used wedding money for our headboard/frame.  We also used wedding money for some bookshelves and a TV stand.  I think it’s better to just let people give money/giftcards.  Then you can combine the smaller amounts to get a bigger thing that you need.

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