(Closed) Encore brides (and grooms) are you registering?

posted 9 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is a personal choice I think..as far as T and I, I would guess we will re-register for a few things.  I know my x (he did some wascally things) kept some of my Arthur Court elephant stuff although I kept most of it..He did keep the wine bucket and the huge salad set (dismayed me greatly) and some of the crystal.

I think having "your" things together is important!  l know you two are living together and many bees here are probably already cohabitating, but it’s ok to register.

I think T and I having our own crystal pattern will be good and a new everyday china pattern.  Luckily our fine china "merges" well as he has the Lenox Christmas pattern and  I have Lenox Hancock.

Gotta admit..I am still lovin’ Arthur Court elephants and T also thinks it’s cool!  

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We are gonna register for just some new US stuff.  New sheets and towels, maybe a new set of casual dishes (I didn’t have china the first time anyway). We just don’t need the big things, like a blender and Kitchenaid. I already have those collecting dust LOL.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

We’ll register for a few things at target or bbb, but we’re going to tell our moms/other "word of mouth" relatives that money for a home is what we’d really like (if people want to get us anything).

And we’ve been living together for a year, and living on our own for several, so we’re well-established – don’t need much.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Not going to register, and in fact will include a "no gifts please" line on the invitations.

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We don’t need much.  Heck we’re the kinds of people who just go out and buy stuff for ourselves when we need it.  But my family and his are gift givers even if we said no.  So we might as well register for the little stuff we need (ok want).

We are lucky my formal china and his Christmas china coordinate and are both Lenox!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re going to register.  One reason, like Amber mentioned, is to have "us" stuff. Another reason is because he’s never been married before and I don’t want to take away from him any of the fun and excitement of the whole wedding process.  And yes, part of the "whole wedding process" is running though Macy’s with a scanner gun and zapping that set of plush towels your future wife has had her eye on for a while.  😉

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the "us" stuff.  You need to merge your lives together and while you may not be first starting out you still need stuff.  We don’t need a toaster though..He went out last year and bought this super-high tech toaster lol!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

What I think is most important is that encore brides and grooms treat their wedding day with every bit of importance and not downplay it, because it is a new beginning.  I am having a smaller wedding but that’s what I want.  And it is smaller yet is going to be more elegant though.

Not going to miss out on anything and just do things the way WE want to do them on our day! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

You are RIGHT on, a wonderful new beginning for sure, great to keep that in mind, Thanks!

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is all new. Thanks for that prop! It is time that encore brides and grooms embraced the utter joy and forgot about any old rules that don’t apply anymore!

Rule that does apply…It’s your love, it’s your day, MAKE IT special!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are registering at a home improvement store and also a department store (thinking of combining the two bc Lowe’s is stopping it’s registry at the end of the summer) and we wanted to register for some home/yard things like a blower, fire pit, porch rockers, screen house, we also wanted to register for new bedding and for camping gear (we love to do this with the children). So, Sears or Penney’s is looking more like it-maybe Target. Any suggestions? We are also considering registering for our honeymoon.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think those are great places to register.  We’re going to probably register for things we’re both needing to complete already existing sets since we both have households.  I need more Arthur Court serve ware!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been giving this some thought and I really can’t say there is anything we NEED.  I’ve lived on my own in a house for going on 9 years and he has lived on his own in an appartment for the past 3.  I have really nice towels and sheets.  I have more blankets then I know what to do with.  The things that we would register for are probably things that we would never really use or I would already have it (like the big fancy drink maker and the bar stuff).

I am really tempted to reqest that people give a donation to the local women’s shelter or bring items that they need.  I also send care packages over the the troops in Iraq so I thought about asking them to bring items for those.  I just don’t know how to go about wording it.

I’m not too sure what to do at this point.  I guess I had better figure it out.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well our issues arise in merging two well established households.  From merging color to style (which is not an issue really) we have to change quite a few things.  Thus we will need to register.

As a favor, I plan to make a donation to the american heart assn in memory of my father who passed away 10 years ago.  That sure beats imho, the jordan almonds in the plastic swan candy holders.  I will probably give some candy to go also.  Maybe a macaron or two?      

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