To register items or not??

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jeh_butterfly:  I wouldn’t.Many people like their wedding give to be something lasting.

Register only for what you really need/want for your life together. Guests will likely give you cash or cheques.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry I don’t think items like that are appropriate for a wedding registry.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@jeh_butterfly:  I think you can use the registry as an opportunity to register for more “frivolous” things, if that makes sense. Think plush towels, new soft sheets, down pillows, nice knives, etc. My FI and I both live alone (separately), so we already have most of the stuff we need, so I feel your pain!

ETA: We also are registering mainly for the bridal showers, as we don’t really want/need a lot of things. So our registries are not very large.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@jeh_butterfly:  I would never buy someone dish soap or paper towels as a wedding gift. If that’s what was on the registry I’d just give them cash. If you have the space, you could consider registering for traditional wedding gift stuff and storing it away for when you move out.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think registering for consumeables is the way to go. There’s nothing you have that needs upgrading? If you’re going to live with your parents for a few more years, you still need to think about your eventual move-out. Just store it if possible, or don’t register at all. 

Example – FI and I are currently living in a 600 square foot apartment for the next year and a half. After that we will be moving to another state and buying a house. My parents are going to store any gifts we recieve that won’t fit in our current apartment.

They’re already storing one – we got a beautiful nativity set for christmas that is HUGE. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just don’t register. People will take the hint and give you cash. Then later you can use it for your home.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I probably wouldn’t register for it but I will say I have been to many showers where someone gave a gift of a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies etc. So at least in my circle it’s not unheard of to get those things as a gift. But it was always just one gift. Not a whole shower of the couple opening packs of paper towells etc.

My BFF lived with her parents for awhile after their wedding but still registered for all the usual stuff so they had it when they moved out. It’s been great for them now that they have moved out.

Otherwise I agree with just not registering or register for very little.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@jeh_butterfly:  you can have a wishing well if you want those types of gifts. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would just make a small registry of the nicer things you really need. Everyone else will give you cash which you can use towards the smaller stuff.

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