Post # 1
We have just set the date to get married in October! woo hoo for us! Anyways we already own a home and lived on our own in college. We have lots of linens and kitchenware, so we really aren’t sure where to register. We talked about registering at Lowe’s because I would like to have some lightswitch covers, a new ceiling fan, flooring, etc…however their website said that they aren’t going to be doing register after July. I’m not sure if that’s online or in the store as well. Either way I’m kinda freaked out because Home Depot does not do a register any longer. We are passed the point of spatuals and pillow shams. Oh, and did I mention that we live in the middle of nowhere and that there isn’t a whole lot of stores around so we may have to do the online route! AHHH!! I need some help!
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure you can register for things like honeymoon expenses nowadays…and most big stores do have registries. I dont know anything about Lowe’s, but I do know that the majority of people who buy wedding/shower gifts off of registries are women… and women don’t tend to frequent Lowe’s..
Are there ANY things you want to upgrade instead of register for all together? My Fi owns a home and I’ve lived on my own for years so yeah we have things like knives, pots and pans, and irons…but we don’t have GREAT quality ones. So we’re registering for things we already have and "upgrading" to the best quality we could get, meaning the All-Clad pots and pans for $650, the $150 iron, the Henkels knives for like $300…things we would never get on our own because our own sets work fine, but we know that there are better quality items that will last us a lifetime. If we don’t get them because they are too expensive, then we really don’t care because we do already have them. Would you be able to find items like that that you could "upgrade"?
Post # 4
I was going to say the same thing as monaLisa – is there anything you want to upgrade? For us it was towels and bedsheets! Even though we’ve been living together since grad school, our mantra during that time was "get what we absolutely need, and we’ll register for good stuff". I love our new chine and silerware!
But, if you truly don’t want to register for houseares, you can do a honeymoon registery, or even a registery on Amazon.com – they have things like powertools and home stuff like that. Or, you could mention to your MOH that you’d love to receive giftcards to Lowes/Home Depot for your shower and if she is extra crafty, she could send out your bridal shower invitations with a note/poem to the effect of you wanting to fix up your home and gift cards would be appreciated.
Post # 5
On our registry listing we listed in this order because we are in the same boat as you but we picked out a few items at the stores.
Lowes Gift Cards
Crate and Barrel
Bed Bath and Beyond
Post # 6
I know that Lowes still has gift registry — maybe I’m wrong. I think you can register for your honeymoon too, like was mentioned above. Otherwise why not register at Target or Macys for things that you really want, even if it’s not pillow shams and dishes.
Post # 7
what about amazon.com too. You can choose anything you want rather than just dishes and pillows.
Post # 8
You could also register at Target – they have tons of outdoor home items (patio funiture, grills, televisions…)
My FI and I have lived together for a few years and we thought we didn’t need anything. Once we got the registry gun, though, it was all over!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
Ditto with the Amazon.com. So many stores use their marketplace function as well. So you can find items from Target, Macy’s, etc on Amazon.com. We haven’t registered for any powertools, but I bet they’re on there! Good luck!
Post # 10
Yup, was also going to suggest Amazon!
I’m surprised that Lowe’s and Home Depot are quitting the registry business.
Another non-traditional suggestion is REI, where some outdoorsy friends registered for top-of-the-line camping equipment.
Post # 11
If your guests are techno-savvy, you can use a "universal" registry like kaboodle.com. With these types of registries you can add items from anywhere on the internet, including stores that don’t have their own registries. Best wishes!
Post # 12
I was gonna suggest REI and Target too – they have alternative stuff to the typical registry. Also, we live kinda isolated too, but found a lot of local shops have online stores that offer registries. Maybe something around you will offer the same – we were thinking about registering at the local art shop…
Post # 13
wow thanks so much everyone has been a big help. I contacted Lowes via email and they said that you could not create a registry after july 31, but if you had already created one people could still view it after that date, but in late 2009 they will take it down all together. my friends were planning on having a shower for me the first week of august so i’m thinking it will be ok to go forward with it.
Post # 14
Oh no! I am so sad to hear about Lowe’s – I am in the same boat as you in that we have dishes, towels etc, & while we will register for SOME of those things to "upgrade" to stuff we will keep for years & years, we had already decided to do a Lowe’s registry as Mr bought a house (which we now both live in) almost 2 yrs ago & we are frequent Lowe’s shoppers…sigh….hmmm…maybe we’ll do Sears instead.