(Closed) Couples who already live together – What did you register for?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5007 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are just upgrading because everything we have is low-quality. If we really didn’t want anything, I would probalby just not register and let people do their own thing.

Post # 4
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

we actually asked for a “wishing well donation” instead of presents – because we have lived together for 4 yrs we have everything we ever could need. people were soooo generous and we used the money we recieved on plane tickets to Europe:)

Post # 5
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’ve lived together for two years, but we live like college kids (we eat out a lot). We registered for everything: pots and pans, everyday china, tons of bar wear, kitchen appliances, sheets, towels, we want upgrades. 

Post # 6
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We lived together almost 4 years as well and have pretty much “new” household items of everything. So we decided not to do a registry at all. I was thinking we would get a lot of random gifts from the people who wouldn’t give money, but out of 130 guests, we only got 5 gifts. Everything else was money in a card:)

Post # 7
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We don’t live together, but we both have fully stocked homes.  We registered for upgrade items and a few things that we’ve always wanted, but didn’t want to spend the money on.  Although, we kept our registry small.

Post # 8
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Totally okay to register for “non house” items… we also registered for some “upgrades” of our kitchen stuff.

Post # 9
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@antonina:  us too. In fact, most of the stuff we use is from our college apartments. We need the upgrades–our pots and pans are in shambles.

Post # 10
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ve lived togethet for a while and have ton of stuff but could use some upgrades. Registered for some nice pots and pans & other things we’ve been meaning to replace. Personally I don’t think its ok to r

egister for non household items or cash. But that’s just me. 

Post # 11
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018


Non-house hold products are perfectly fine in my opinion.

Post # 12
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can register your honeymoon and people can give $ to that. I was told it was “tacky” but I dont think it is.

Post # 13
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All the big fun kitchen gadgets I have not been able to afford.  Like Kitchenaid stand mixer!

Post # 14
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours was a combination of upgrade items, splurge items that we never bought for ourselves and decorative “fun” items.


  • Nicer stemware
  • Nicer servingware
  • Nicer silverware


  • Kitchenaid Mixer
  • Cuisinart (the larger 14-cup)
  • Le Creuset cookware


  • Frames (big fancy ones for our wedding photos!)
  • Vases


Post # 15
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I already have a very well-stocked kitchen but we will be upgrading some stuff, like our IKEA dishes for example!

If you really have every single dream kitchen item, here are some other “household” suggestions: a grill, art, furniture, real china/crystal/silver (depending on your crowd), towels and linens (you will need more eventually!). Did you know that you can register at REI?

Certainly honeyfund or the house down payment fund is an option too. So many people live together before marriage today, I think it’s much more accepted.


Post # 16
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We merged our two houses but all of our stuff was old stuff from college. So, we registered for most of the traditional items so we can start fresh and get rid of the cheap target stuff.  Big things were pots and pans, new bedding since we’re planning to get a king size bed, flatware, china/crystal, upgraded electrics – blender, keurig, food processor, etc, new bakeware and lots of nice serving dishes for when we have people over.  Basically things we needed to replace or just needed but never would have made it a priority to buy ourselves, especially since fiance is in the camp of if you have one that cost $20 at target and works, why do you need a new fancy expensive one?!

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