Post # 1
So last year at a fall bridal show, I opened a registry with Bed, Bath & Beyond. Last week I finally was able to drag FI to go to one and to start scanning and building our registry. Let me tell you, he was not into it at all.
First we get there and the scanners are not working, the girl tells us to just take a cart and start putting stuff in it that we want, they will then scan it afterwords. So FI and I take the first cart, go through kitchen stuff isle. Within 5 mnutes, the cart was full, lol. FI kinda got into it with the kitchen stuff, he grabbed this nice 4 slice toaster and stuck it in the cart.
Then we hit the laundry room/bathroom area, our second cart on hand, we started grabbing some stuff, and then the girl showed up with the scanner, Yay! Now that started the whole excitement.
We moved on to the bedroom area, oh boy! I saw a total different side of FI, he got sooo excited to see the nice bed sheets, conforter sets, down conforters, he kept grabbing stuff for me to scan! lol… He did the same thing with bath towels, he loves the super sized towels which they had there, I think I scanned like 10 of them different colors, he just took the scanner from me and went nuts hahaha
So now we have somehow completed the registry, we can always add more or modify but I’m so excited I got that out of the way.
How about you ladies, did your FI participate in your registry, was he into it?
Post # 4
We just did ours the other day too! I was kind of dreading shopping with my FI – not that he’s bad about shopping, but “window shopping” isn’t really his thing, and I figured we were bound to do some of that.
It went really well, actually.We’re older and have been on our own for a while and I didn’t think we needed much, but after I went through and looked at 10 yrs of wear and tear on our things…. there’s a lot we can upgrade.
We didn’t leave enough time and we’ll have to go back, but the people at BB&B were super nice (if a little disorganized right when we got to our appointment). FI seemed to have a really good time – I turned him loose on the soda makers. We registered for a fondue pot (I know… but I had to..). The only down side was that we’re planning on doing some remodeling and redecorating in the next few years, and we haven’t worked out the exact plan… so that makes it hard to register for bath coordinates, etc.
I’m not wild about the everyday dish pattern FI likes. I’m hoping we can find something we both like at Crate & Barrel this weekend.. but I can live with the one that’s sitting in our BB&B registry.
Post # 5
What is it with our husband’s to be & registries!! You guys seem to be a step ahead of me Mr. Man is still avoiding that wedding chore! Way to go ladies 😉
Post # 6
@gemini2loveme: I didn’t give him a choice lol. I said we’re going period, he was not in the mood but then he got into it.
@atalante: my FI also tried the soda machine thingy, he loved it, almost registered for it lol
Post # 7
We did ours last month at Macy’s. We’ve only doing one, for the shower and for people who like buying gifts. Around here people give more cash gifts.
My FI was okay with the process but was mostly bored. He doesn’t give a rat’s behind about china patterns and so on. He picked out a few things he likes – beer mugs, etc.
Post # 8
LOL, My fiance also had a lot more fun than he thought once he got to the store and got the gun in his hand 🙂
Post # 9
My wedding is also in oct 2012. When do i need to start doing this? I thought i had to next april to worry about this (shower is in august) is that not the case?
Post # 10
My fiance dreaded the registry process. He hates shopping, and the thought of shopping without really buying anything was horrifying to him haha!
Post # 11
@Cheesy Potatoes: I just wanted to start it early lol
Post # 12
wow you guys did your registries early! I’m in June of next year and hadn’t even thought about this…but it’s the fun part so I’m going to do it very soon!
Post # 13
I was going to do my registry with my FI 2 weeks ago and we decided on our way there just to look around. We thought it was too early… but since all you ladies did it I don’t feel so bad about doing it now! Were both very very excited! We’ll have to wait till November though… he only has off Sundays and Octobers full of Halloween events every Saturday and Sunday for the next 4 weeks.
Post # 14
@HappilyEverAfter54: I think that’s why we wanted to start it early. We have alot of events coming up and don’t have time to go and do it. Plus now that we have it done, I can check online for new items to add/remove edit, etc… it’s pretty cool.
Post # 15
It’s actually pretty amazing how I think of things to add over the last few days – practical things, too – and it’s easy to pop online and add them. I think it’s more just a mindset.
Post # 16
Ours is online at http://www.MyRegistry.com so we’ve been gradually building it for awhile… my question is this: am I missing out by not registering in the store? Was it crazy fun? MyRegistry has a feature that lets you sync in-store registries with their site so I was thinking about going to Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s just so I could get the in-store experience and then I’d sync so that everything appears in one place….Thoughts?