(Closed) Married bees- What do you wish you registered for? Regrets?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

martini glasses and le creusset dutch over (they are so expensive, but so amazing.) the one thing I am (surprisingly!)  glad I registered for are waterford crystal wine and water glasses. They are really nice for entertaining and I would never buy them myself

Post # 4
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2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I registered no where. Cause I’m mean like that!

 

Well, actually because we have both had established households, then moved in together and had been living together for two years, and frankly, the last thing I needed was more kitchen items, linens or fancy plates. Most people ended up bringing gift cards or cash and that was awesome! Gift cards for home depot, nice restaurants, and malls are always great for us! The physical gifts we got were awesome too! We got a bamboo salad bowl with hand tossers and my husband got a gag gift (a t-shirt) that he loved.

Post # 5
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m glad that we only registered for the things that we knew we would use often: a new set of towels, some small kitchen appliances, new sheets.  Nothing all that fancy.  It kept our list nice and small, which meant that we got most of what we wanted.  We even added a Dyson hoping that we’d get a completion discount after the wedding, but DH’s family bought it for us.

Whatever you do, do not – I repeat – do not register for photo frames, photo albums, candle holders or other knick knacky items.  You’ll get enough of those from people who go off-registry. 🙂

Post # 6
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4971 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Didn’t register. We have everything we need already (we both owned homes and had to get rid of stuff …no need to register for more crap!).

Post # 8
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1024 posts
Bumble bee

We didn’t register since we had everything we needed for our apartment. We’d likely have registered if we bought a house, though… but we figured we’d bank the envelopes we got at the wedding (that’s how my family does it) to use when we eventually purchase a more permanent home.

If we were to register, though, there are a few items I’d put on the list:

– a good quality ‘lifetime’ iron (I recently purchased a great one that also vertically steams clothing on the hanger (!) from Rowenta)

– a pretty toaster (I hide ours and only take it out when I want to use it, but that can be a pain)

– bowls and plates for a good number of guests (we have matching stuff mostly just for 4 people)

– throw pillows (maybe?) to liven up the living room and make for more comfortable seating

– new bed duvet

… that’s all I can currently think of.

Post # 9
Hostess
13662 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I wish we had registered for more extensive and varied cookware. We registered for a kind of starter set of pots and pans, and it all works great and does the job. But since we got married, we’ve found a need to buy several more (expensive) items like a roasting pan, a stainless steel frying pan, and the like that somehow didn’t make it onto our original registry.

I also wish I would have registered for some “extras” of essentials like towels and sheets. Sheets, especially.

I don’t really regret registering for much, but my husband would say that some of our serving dishes are unnecessary because while we entertain, we definitely don’t entertain every day or every week, so we have a lot of things that don’t get used very often. Like those chip/dip combo platters. I don’t mind it, but I think my husband thinks it’s a bit of a waste.

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