Post # 1
My FI and I already live together. We have for 3 years. We have hand-me-down dish sets, but we love them. Our glasses are brand new, and we have small appliances like a kitchen aid, food processor, toaster oven… We really don’t need too much of the traditional registry stuff, but we are 2 years into starting a small farm and stuff to support that would be wonderful!
We could really use kitchen tools for canning and the processing attachments for a kitchen aid, good knives, etc. Additionally we could really use stuff like tools, lumber, fence posts, gates, wire etc. Obviously the places where we would normally buy this type of stuff do not offer wedding registries J
We aren’t sure what to do. We’ve considered a department store registry for some general stuff that would apply to canning like the attachments and knives along with some large stock pots (Boscovs, Target or Kohls maybe?) We would then register at Sears for tools and lawn care type stuff. Another option would be Amazon because they have a lot of stuff (we could register for farm feeders and canning equipment through them). Does anyone have any thoughts on any of these places? Good or bad experiences? Is it rude to register at three different places or to register for untraditional items?
The other thought is to skip the registry all together, but I’m afraid that people will still buy gifts and there gifts would be the “traditional” stuff that we have. There is no sense in replacing good stuff, and I wouldn’t want people to waste their money on unnecessary items. Has anyone skipped the registry? What types of gift did you receive, if any?
Sorry this is so long, any advice is appreciated!
Post # 3
amazon is great because they have so much stuff, plus you can add things from any other website. i know either home depot or lowes has a registry program, so that might be a good option too.
it’s not rude to have multiple registries or to register for “untraditional” items. most people have 2-3, and you can register for whatever you want! i’m sure your guests will appreciate getting you something you can actually enjoy.
Post # 4
I think three places is totally fine. Honestly, people go in with a budget, and pick a gift within their budget. I’m sure people won’t mind the “nontraditional” registry. If I were your guest, I would think it’s fun to buy something different like canning equipment =)
I wouldn’t skip the registry. People can get mega offended about that. Like you’re asking for cash.
Post # 5
Amazon is great but a lot of older people will not shop online. You can register but I would try to put the bulk of your items on the other registries. I think Sears is a great idea, and we also had good luck with Target. For kitchen gadgets and pots and pans I loved Macy’s and Crate and Barrell.
Post # 6
@roxy821: Did you have any problems with returns at Target? I’ve heard bad things, but I’m not sure if that is the norm.
Post # 7
@lessons- I didn’t have any problems at all at Target. I liked them and found their regustry easy to use.
Post # 8
Target just changed their Bridal return policy. They used to be HUGE pains about it when you didn’t get gift receipts. Read over the new one (and ALL of your registry’s return policies) before choosing!