- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
FI and I went to register at our first store yesterday (Crate and Barrel). We’re also planning on registering at Macy’s and a VERY small registry at Target (for a BBQ grill and some outdoor stuff). I cook and bake a lot – it’s one of my hobbies, so I’m really excited to upgrade my pots/pans/knives/etc (I’d say “our pots/pans”, but I think FI has maybe cooked an egg once in the three years we’ve lived together, ha!). I’m lucky in that I already have a lot of nice stuff you’d normally register for (a food processor, good blender, KA mixer), but we want to finally get matching glasses, pretty plates, good knives, and nice cookware.
Anyway, after looking at our list at C&B, we have 47 items – which, at regular price, five items are in the $75-100 range, 2 are in the $100-$150 range, 2 are in the $150-$200 range, one is over $200, two is over $300, and one is over $500 (a cookware set). Ah! Granted, most of the $100+ items are knives (we’re registering for Wusthof IKON series), and one is a piece of furniture, but…geez! I really need to cookware, and I can’t imagine anyone buying it for us at that price! Would it be better to register for individual pieces, even though in the long run it’d be cheaper to buy the set (the set we’re buying is very small and only pieces I know I’d use)?
What scares me the most is that our list for our Macy’s registry is currently things like crystal vase, decanter, and old fashioned glasses (FI loves scotch), silver picture frame, down comforter, vacuum cleaner — not exactly cheap items.
Ugh. I just don’t know what to do. I’d register for cheaper items, but that’s not what I want. Granted, we do have a lot of inexpensive items on our registry (26 under $25!), and most of our guests are family, and our friends are all fairly established (we’re in our late 20s), but geez!