Post # 1
I had my first shower this weekend, and it went great! If you’ve read some other posts of mine, I stated that usually I’m the one hosting events like this for friends – so it was weird being the center of attention.
I loved all of the gifts we got, but made a pile yesterday of things that we may return/exchange as some were mainly gifts we added – just to add. Like, I added a bunch of wine accessories to replace some of my old stuff, but probably don’t necessarily need them all. We also got a blu-ray player that FI just put on the list to see if it’d get purchased – and of course it did. If it hadn’t, not a big deal.
Is this common to think like this? I feel bad returning/exchanging. Now, it makes me want to go back and analyze the rest of the registries and delete some items I know we don’t/won’t really have a need for, in order to prevent this from coming up again. Our wedding is 45 days away, and I have another shower at the end of the month.
My debatable items are:
- corkscrew wine opener vs. electric wine opener
- wine preserver vs. wine sealer (what IS the difference?)
- red wine aerator (I don’t mind red, but figured if I had this I would like it more – which will probably not change, ha)
- dishes (they’re a smaller size than what FI thought they’d be, but know that the bigger size plates were also bought so we may wait on these)
Post # 2
Kacie209: There’s no shame in returning/exchanging. We got some dishes we registered for, but once we got them home, realized we really didn’t need them (or have space for them!). So, we returned and got store credit, where we plan to put toward some of the bedding we didn’t get. The dishes were also different than we expected- I did most of my registry online.
After the shower, I also went ahead and deleted a ton of stuff I now realized we didn’t really need, and even added a couple new items. It’s your registry, and you want to get stuff you want, so do whatever is best for you.
Post # 3
Kacie209: We had a registry snafu–we placed a matching set of towels in a specific colour on the registry, but apparently they were discontiniued before my showers so people were buying towels in similar colours without being able to remove the originals from the registry. We ended up with enough towels to start a national hotel chain, so we returned most of them for credit, which we then applied towards one of our big ticket items that didn’t get purchased–a new cookware set. 🙂
Post # 4
OK… this makes me feel better! I know that this happens, and is not uncommon – I just feel bad.
I know with the things we will return, the GCs we will get for them will get used for other things from our registry… so not a huge deal. Now I just need to decide what stays and what goes back, and when.
Post # 5
Kacie209: Yes, absolutely, we returned and exchanged! People truly understand when wants/needs change, it’s not a big deal. I would just make sure to take note of what specifically each person got you, so that you can reference it for the thank-you notes.