(Closed) Registry etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are small furnishings such as lamps, side tables, rugs, chairs, ottomans okay to register for?
    Yes, of course! : (27 votes)
    82 %
    Yes, but depends on the price point : (4 votes)
    12 %
    No, stick to the linens and kitchen basics : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Dooooo it! The worst thing that can happen is no one will buy them.. you can still get completion discounts for them!

    Anyway, I think lighting and small home furnishings are not even unusual to register for. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s perfectly fine to register for those things.  Your friends and family will probably love buying you these things for your new home and will enjoy coming over and seeing how you have decorated with them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am hoping that my FI and I will finally be in a house by the time we get married and I will definitely be registering for homegoods of all kinds to get the place looking great!

    Post # 6
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We registered for lamps, but DH wouldn’t agree to a chair b/c it was too expensive.

    Post # 7
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    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Congrats on becoming a home owner!! And ditto to what spaniel: said – if no one buys it, you can get it yourself with a discount!

    Post # 8
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    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it is fine. We put all sorts of things on our registry. I have a large mirror, curtains, curtain rods, picture frames, etc. on my registry. We need all of that stuff so we registered for it.

    @spaniel: I agree!

    Post # 9
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Register for whatever you want – people can buy it or not!

    Post # 10
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    for sure!

    Post # 11
    Member
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I really don’t see a difference between registering for small appliances and small furnishings.  In fact, I’m guessing some of the items  (i.e. lamps) cost less than the kitchenaid stand mixer that graces so many registries.  Go for it!

    FYI – We registered for two lamps and received both of them!

    Post # 12
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    i don’t see why not. plus you can use the discount after the wedding  🙂

    Post # 13
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You can register for anything you want. Plus, a lot of places gives you a discount after the wedding on the items still on your list. So we will be putting things on it that we know people aren’t going to get us (TV, large applicances, ect) and then cashing in on the discount in the end. As long as you have a healthy range of prices, people shouldn’t care what’s on registries.

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