No china or silverware so what nice things can you register for?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Can you register for a few upgrades?  We registered for nice towels and some glassware that needed to be replaced.  We also registered for picture frames we liked (so we could frame wedding photos) and a new bookshelf since we filled up our other two.  Our best registry item was our new vaccuum cleaner!  We would never have spent that much on one ourselves.  We had 40 odd guests and only ended up getting a dozen things off the registry so I wouldn’t spend a lot of time stressing about creating one with such a small guest list.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

A nice crystal bowl and a vase for flowers.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am having about 30 people and we are not registering.  I really don’t want gifts.  I just want people to celebrate.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

With 18 guests I’m not sure you even need a registry, but we put a Roomba on ours with no expectation of anyone actually buying it. We thought maybe if we get enough gift cards and use our completion discount, we might buy it after the wedding, but as it happens, FI’s stepmother decided to throw a shower for me and all the guests got together an got it for us! You never know. Maybe put some nice wine glasses or fancy serveware on it if you entertain alot. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

You don’t have to register regardless of the size of your wedding!  Contrary to popular belief, the only implication according to etiquette is that you are not thinking of gifts at all and will be pleasantly surprised and grateful when and if they come your way.  

If someone asks you or you  close friends or family, just  say that you have everything for the home that you need and that their being there is what is most important to you. Chances are they will give you a gift anyway. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are also having a small wedding (15 people)! We registered for a few silly things at places we’d actually buy from. One example is REI — we registered for a fancy first aid kit, bike helmet, rock climbing helmet, rope, other safety gear. We figured if people wanted to get us something, they could give us things that woud keep us safe as we enter our first year of marriage. My FILs actually bought me a bike helmet for my brithday. I love it. It’s AWESOME!!

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