Post # 1
Fi and I just finished registering for our wedding at both Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. Let me just say how sore and tired my feet are and how exhausting the whole process was!! We aren’t even finished! Still haven’t selected dinnerware or towels! Anyone else find the whole thing to be overwhelming? I’m also worried that we might have put too many expensive items ($100 and over) on there but FI says we really didn’t. What can I say, I’m ambitious! What’s the most expensive item you’ve registered for and received and/or given as a wedding gift?
Post # 3
I was hoping it wasn’t as bad as you made it sound as I”ll have to be doing that shortly! For us, we joined in with someone else and got the couple a $400 gift. If it was us alone, depending on how well we knew the couple it would go as high as 200-300. I guess I”ll see what I end up recieving =) Do you have any tips as to what you might have done differently to make it easier?
Post # 4
@Ettalie I made a list of what I wanted to register for so I wouldn’t forget anything or given into the sales people. I also suggest looking on websites and figure out what you want to register for at which store. If you are organized and know what you want the process will be fun and enjoyable.
Post # 5
@hlayers: It’s like we’re registry twins, same places (although we just did Williams Sonoma too) and I felt the SAME way. We got through the small kitchen stuff in BBB and were completely exhausted. We’ve been refining our registries from home now as we forgot or couldn’t find some things in the store. I think having a large range, even over $100 is good. I’ve gone in on expensive gifts in the past with other bridal party members and really good college friends as well. You never know, and if you don’t get it and want it yourself you get a discount for up to a year!
Post # 6
@hlayers: oh hey date twin!
Oh my gosh it is TOTALLY exhausting. We’ve been working on ours online…but that only gets you so far because some things you just need to actually see and feel in person. I think we’re going to try to wrap it up this weekend.
I’m also worried about having too many expensive items…but we’ve lived together for a long time already and have a lot of basics, so the stuff we want/need is all a little nicer. And honestly most of it isn’t unreasonable–it’s not like we’re adding things that are all $500, it just seems crazy because I can’t imagine going out and buying all these things ourselves.
Post # 7
@hlayers: Wow! You’re quite the over-achiever! We had registered at both BBB and Target, but on separate occasions. We even went back to BBB to edit our registry after reflecting on it a little closer. ~ I think it’s fine to have multiple items over $100. Many guests choose to get gift cards, so you can always apply them towards the higher-priced items later. BTW, you will LOVE everything about BBB!!! They have the most amazing return/exchange policy!
Oh, and one other suggestion for all of you. Register for your pots and pans individually, so that there are multiple items that are around $50 or under. Then, take them back for a credit and purchase the box set for cheaper!
Post # 8
Yes definitely plan ahead, we didn’t do a very good job of that! I don’t feel so guilty after reading these posts over putting on expensive items. We have lived together for 3 years and don’t need a ton of basic household things but I still can’t get myself to put on the Kitchenaid Mixer or my dream Dyson.
Excellent tip on the pots and pans! We did register for a moderately priced stainless steel set at BB&B but I might change it up after reading that!