(Closed) Help starting a Registry!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just go to the store and start wandering around aimlessly with the scanner. 


🙂  that’s what we did and it didn’t turn out bad because now we can sit back and re-think based on something………but do give yourself a LOT of time to spend at the store

Post # 4
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Most places coach you on this.  Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a massive list with every possible category you should consider. 

My other tips for registering are to wear comfortable shoes, go after lunch (so you aren’t hungry), and have patience.  Its a multi hour ordeal and its exhausting (or at least it was for us). 

Post # 5
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I pre-gamed at the store and wrote down the brands of pillows. towels, etc that I liked, then registered online. I did that so that I could look up reviews on the products before registering for them. I spent 3-4 days going through all the products, making sure they were the best for the money, that they were good quality, etc. I had a specific price-point that I didn’t want to go over, so that helped me narrow it down a lot.

I printed out a registry checklist and then went a crossed out the things that we would never use (like a salad spinner, wtf?) then just went down the line and picked out the things that were left. I registered for a lot of bakeware, cookie cutters and fun baking stuff because I love to bake and do it all the time. A KitchenAid is a must if you cook or bake a lot! It’s the one item on the registry that I am PRAYING someone buys me. My mother has one and I am obsessed with it.

Post # 6
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Take your time and don’t be afraid to ask for things you don’t necessarily “need”. Think of it as a wish list. Get your necessities but have some fun too. I would recommend staying neutral with stuff you are going to have for a while so it will still match if you move or change decor.

I started by thinking about all the times I stood in my apartment wishing I had something. Like man, I wish I had a sharper knife. I wish I had a dustbuster. I wish I had a bigger mixing bowl. I wish I had a maid.

Ok, maybe not that last one, but you get the picture.

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