(Closed) The Good…The Bad….and The Ugly of Registries

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ours is mainly the typical stuff. Neither of us have an formal “living supplies” since all of our stuff is from college and we have never actually lived together. BEdding, dishes, kitchen stuff.

The only thing on our is lots and lots, of baking stuff. I basically registered for all of the baking pans and supplies I could find, lol. I LOVE to bake.

Post # 4
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1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A registry should be for items that make your home together.  They shouldn’t be personal items that are used by only one person or the other.  This is why it traditionally includes kitchenware, cookware, china, crystal, and home decorating items. 

I know people have trended away from this, but I personally would turn my nose up slightly at someone who registered for things like a flatscreen TV.  While that falls into that category, I wouldn’t register for something in the thousands of dollars.  That’s just me though.  I also find it kind of strange when people put personal grooming items on the registry.  Do I really want to buy your foot shavings refill thing?  Um no.

Post # 5
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13102 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

One of our friends had board games on their registry which FI and I thought was awesome (we bought them a bunch of them too!).  It was something I’d never thought of until then, but we were sure to put games on our registry to after seeing theirs.

Post # 6
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

The only thing that’s annoyed me is just stuff you know they’re going to use once and then it’s going to take up too much room…….. like a hot dog toaster.

Other stuff, like camping gear or board games, home supplies or anythign that will really help  you and your new hub be a happy unit is good.

Post # 7
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“I know people have trended away from this, but I personally would turn my nose up slightly at someone who registered for things like a flatscreen TV.  While that falls into that category, I wouldn’t register for something in the thousands of dollars.  That’s just me though.”

I agree with you that I would never put things that expensive on my registry (I put a KitchenAid stand mixer, $250, on my registry and think that’s a high price to register for something!)

But a possible reason people put expensive things on their registry: I’ve seen some stores offer like a 10-15% discount for the bride& groom to purchase registry items after their wedding if it wasn’t purchased for them. So maybe that is why some people put things like that on their registry, because can purchase it for discount after the wedding.

Post # 8
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah. I forgot about completion discounts. That’s good point.

 

@abbyful: My most expensive thing was my KitchenAid and someone already bought it! It was the first thing that got bought for me.

Post # 9
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The completion discount is clutch. I registered for a bunch of pricey stuff that people may or may not buy cause I know I’ll get the completion discount. I like nice, quality Japanese kitchen knives. I want them and I will buy them myself (with discount) if necessary. That’s my logic re: registry. there are obviously things on there that cover different price ranges but no way was I registering for things I consider sub-par in quality just because of the price. I checked people can give us gift cards so that can go towards completion and they can spend whatever they feel comfortable spending. Done and done.

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