Post # 1
So my mother and FMIL have been bugging us to make a regisrty. It wasn’t my first priority as I just don’t have time to go store to store to long for things I can’t afford and I also wanted to include the honeymoon (which is now a gift from my FBIL to Iceland). FI is also pretty against the registry due to the fact he feels like hes asking for handouts. But I finally asked a fellow bride friend what she used and she told me about registry.com. Simple and easy. But my concern now is price of things. I did put a wide range of things on there. Prices on there range from $7 – $400. Today at work I overheard some coworkers talking about someone’s registry (not mine. Mine is not avaiable to anyone yet but us and our moms). They were complaing about the prices and that a kitchen aide mixer was on it (on mine as well). They kind of shut up when came into eye view which Id rather get their opinion then guessing at this.
I don’t expect to get everything on our list and its hard to pick something we need when in actuality we have everything. Im putting a lot of essentials on there, sheets, new comforter, knives. But what else do I put on there so people don’t get offended? What did you girls put on there? You get the gifts at the bridal shower right? Not at the wedding? And are “honeymoon jars” at the bridal shower in poor taste?
Post # 3
i put everything from silverware,plates,towels, framed art work vaccuum iron,cooking items, bedding, pillows,
gifts are given at bridal showers, and wedding.
i would never do a honeymoon jar. i think thats very poor taste
Post # 4
I mostly put ‘setting up house’ essentials up on mine. kitchen things, kitchen aid stand mixer (honestly, I think everyone that doesn’t have one yet that wants one has it on their registry… if this is more than anyone wants to spend on you thats fine, then they can buy less expensive things) The most expensive thing on mine is a dyscon vaccum, but most stuff is under $150, if not under $100. I wouldn’t do a honeymoon jar at your shower, the purpose of a shower is to ‘shower’ the bride with gifts. You will probably get more cash at the wedding.
Post # 5
Eh I think people who complain about registries will do so regardless of what you put on there. I work retail and after helping people on a daily basis with registries people will complain on everything. “There’s not enough on this registry!””There are too many things and I don’t know what to pick!””Look at the price of this trash can! It’s atrocious!” etc…
I think some guests take registries too seriously. It’s only a wish list. It’s not like you are going to break their arm to buy that golden slap chop or anything (at least I hope you wouldn’t! J/K).
Anyway, my point is just register for a lot of things in a variety of price points. You never know what people will buy and there will always be somebody to complain. If you want to add to it to fill it out more register for some things that you’ve been longing for even if they are an odd fit for a bridal registry. I’ve seen people register for camping equipment and board games.
Keep in mind that if you do keep your registry small that may prompt people to buy travel vouchers instead for your honeymoon. I think my cousin is doing this.
Honeymoon jars at the reception are tricky. I don’t think people in my area would take it to badly since the “dollar dance” is a big thing here. Others may find it quite pretentious though. You could always do the dollar dance and put that to the fund instead.
ETA: Just reread and realized that the jar was for the shower. That could definitely come of as being in poor taste. People are already there giving you a gift. I think it would come off as being really gift grabby to most people.