Gift registry?!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

@peachbaby4008:  Household items are great. If you need a leaf blower thats a great thing to register for. We registered for a bunch of yard items like this. Maybe people wouldn’t buy a leaf blower for your shower but one of your fiance’s friends for the wedding gift.

I don’t know if this is normal but my friend registered for a curling iron and I thought that was a little too specific to her. 

Post # 4
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62 posts
Worker bee

Alright, so the easiest way to think of registry stuff is this:

Do I need it for a home?
If we moved into a new apartment/home tomorrow, and we could only bring what we have and we have no money to buy essentials, what would I need?

 

Don’t have a leafblower, but have a yeard? Cool. Get one. Need a lawn mower too? Score, put it on the list.

I’m starting from what one would have in a Dorm (I’m an RA at my Uni and have lived in dorms since always cos I’m payed to XD) and what my FI can bring from the UK (i.e.: next to nothing), so our registry is littered with everything from kitchen supplies to picture frames to power strips. We need ’em! We’re doing the apartment thing as soon as I get PCS’d (USAF) so we don’t need gardening stuff, so it’s not on the list!

I’ve also got fun stuff on there: owl decorations, a dinosaur cookie jar, etc. Things we want and would like to have. 
For couples who are already set on kitchen/household stuff: get the decoration bits you’ve always wanted but couldn’t afford! 
Got all that shit too?: Looks like you’ll be asking for video game systems or something equally fun XD

 

Traditionally, registries are for household stuff. And gardening stuff really does fall under that. But really, you can ask for whatever you want. Think of it as a birthday list with more essentials than goofy things (unless you want it to be goofy XD)

 

Not sure where to start? Google “wedding registry essentials” and checklists out the wazoo will pop up. Those really helped me! I never would have remembered to ask for a toaster oven otherwise ‘cos I can’t have them in the dorms XD

Post # 5
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Worker bee

ALSO: More and more people are opening registry gifts at showers because, honestly, who the hell is gonna take all your new shit home after you and DH have whisked away to the honeymoon??? Surely you’re not gonna pack up the car after with blenders and chinaware and stuff before driving to the airport or wherever XD

Better to open it before the wedding, put it at your house/apartment/whatever, and leave your wedding guilt free!

 

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