Post # 1
I’m not really interested in registering for blenders, toasters, etc. Stuff that will be outdated in a few years and then replaced. I want to be able to keep the wedding gifts, and look at them and be reminded of who gave it to me, and the wedding! Shawn and I decided that we would do a mixture of a honeymoon-fund (where they could buy us aspects of our honeymoon) or keepsakes. So, memories or keepsakes 🙂
I am going completely blank, though! So far I have thought of only a couple keepsake items, like art or a funky vase. What are your ideas?
Post # 2
It is a little expenisve, but I am registering for a beautiful patchwork quilt. A well-made quilt will last decades and they only get softer as they age 🙂 Would you use a few nice wine glasses, a vase, or a nice serving dish? in a beautiful classic design those things will not become outdated.
Post # 3
I don’t understand how a blender, toaster, etc will become outdated? They may break evenually, but I don’t think they become outdated. I feel art, vases, etc. are more likely to become outdated as styles change.
Post # 4
My mother still has all of the pots and pans she got at her wedding almost 40 years ago. If you register for really nice onces, they’ll outlive you. Also Le Creuset is fairly indesctructible – we pass that down in my family. Really lovely serving pieces are also a good idea (like a hand-carved salad bowl or server), etc. An excellent set of knives. Truly lovely wine glasses. Barware (nice ice bucket, wine cooler…)
If you really mean heirloom, china, crystal or silver would be good. I’m inheriting a full set of all 3 so I didn’t register for it. Honestly some classic crystal would probably be more “keepsake” than a funky vase as your taste evolves.
I don’t mind that the blender I registered for will eventually die. The Kitchen Aid stand mixer might not though – my mothers is still trucking after decades of use!
Post # 5
Nferrari: Oooh, I wouldn’t have thought of a quilt! That could be super cool.
MrsGatito: I didn’t mean outdated in terms of style – I more meant that in a few years, it is very likely that all the electric kitchen gifts that most people register for will break or be replaced by a better model in a few years. I just want to be able to keep most of my gifts, to where I might look at them in my home and be reminded of who gave it to me or something. Maybe an unrealistic idea, but that’s just what we’re feeling. Plus, to register for all those different kitchen items like blender, toaster, etc. we would want to really research all of them online and read reviews so we can choose the ones we want properly, not just scan a box in a store because it looks cool. Plus, we are in no need for kitchen appliances right now, so it would just be sitting around for years.
CaroBee: I will look into those pans! I really like the fancy serving pieces idea. I’m not as worried about my tastes changing, but I totally understand what you mean. I’ve liked the exact same things style-wise literally since I can remember, and I have a louder personality that appreciates louder items and wants to have fun, unusual items in my registry 🙂