What do we register for?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Upgrades to appliances that are old/worn out?

Extra appliances you’ve always wanted?

Better linens/sheets/towels?

New decorations/wall murals/paintings.

Accent & entryway furniture?

Post # 4
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@almoste:  If you dont need you might want to register for upgrades of what you have. Example you have a toaster, but would like one with more slots. Or you have towels, but would like a different pattern, or decorative ones. 

If not maybe register for serveware, home decor, maybe do a honeymoon registry or register to a store that allows people to just get a gift card- every store calls it a different thing. Macys calls it a “dream fund” 

FI and I also live together. We had a lot of things but we have the college/dorm basic versions of most things. We havent upgraded knowing that for some reason people are hell bent on buying you toasters, knife sets and figurines. 

Post # 6
825 posts
Busy bee

We’ve lived together for over a year, and it’ll be almost three years by the time we get married. We both come from big families and so we really do need a place setting (and silverware) for 12. Other than that, it’s all upgrades. Also a lot of things that tie everything together — placemats, cloth napkins, etc. 

Most Useful: We love cooking, so we put a Kitchenaid Mixer on there. It’s like $300 and so it’d be awesome if we didn’t have to buy it. 

Most Unnecessary: Probably the fine china. But I’m the oldest on my side and we’re both the first on either side to get married so family holiday gatherings are heading our way. 


Post # 7
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

we were kinda in the same situation so we went with a honeymoon fund— honeyfund.com  🙂

Post # 8
1235 posts
Bumble bee

I would definitely say upgrades! Why stick to the old worn out pots and pans when you could have brand new stainless steel pots and pans. eh? I agree about the honeymoon idea as well.. An Apple box wouldn’t hurt either! New bedding perhaps?

Post # 9
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My FI and I have been living together too. We have one of those old coffee makers and FI insisted I not buy a new one since we have a reliable one, so I definitely put a keurig on the registry. I can’t wait to see if I get that. Also towels and linens because I feel like you can never have too much of that stuff. I personally like doing different bathroom colors for different seasons and I like having different bedding in summer and winter. So that is always useful. Or some throws for around the house on cold nights. Also, we have had our cutlery forever and now we seem to be missing some spoons and forks, so I registered for a new set. As well as fine china. We have regular dishes, but I think it’s nice to have fine china if we ever throw a really nice dinner party (I hope we do!) or for holidays in the future.
Pretty much when FI and I moved in together we were pretty poor and bought the cheapest everything so upgrading is definitely good at this point.
I like the honeymoon idea too, or adding anything that could be useful on your honeymoon.

Post # 10
279 posts
Helper bee

@almoste:  tools! 🙂 I’m so excited to register for various tools because we love (well I love and he accepts) DIY projects. I want a shovel and rake and power tools! And drill bits.  But maybe I’m wierd. 🙂

Post # 11
2169 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve just finished ours 🙂  My advice is don’t think about now, look to the future.  My parents and FH’s parents still pull out the fine china and silver for special occasions, so that’s on the list.  Upgrade what you already have, if you’re anything like us the “starting out” sort of stuff isn’t the quality that will last you a lifetime.  Add things like decent (I’m talking egyptian cotton) sheet sets & towels.  A good set of pots and pans.  Things you couldn’t afford yourself.  And throw in a few fun things as well!  

Fun fact… my parents received a kettle for their wedding in 1971 and they’re still using it today.  It’s on its last legs but it’s still going!  They don’t make things like they used to 😉

Post # 13
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We have been living together for 4 years, so we have most everything we need. We did alot of upgrades/fun stuff.

We registered for :

New/better sheets, mattress pad, really cute bed skirt, cotton throw blankets, really nice comforter/sham set.

Bathroom towel rack/shelf, magazine rack.

Spice rack, kitchen storage items, gravy boats, silicone spatula set, glass canister sets, frother w/ stand, a super cute apron for me :)!, glasses, pub/beer glasses, cast iron griddle press, countertop mug holder, entertaining platters/bowls, expandable kitchen shelves, glass beverage dispensers, dinnerware, serving bowls, utensil set, stainless steel mixing bowls & colanders, pyrex baking set, stoneware baking set, cookware set, hanging fruit baskets.

Bagless vacuum, rug shampooer, deep freeze.

Food processor, coffee maker, crock pot, roaster, hot chocolate maker [just because!], 3 in 1 buffet server, automatic can opener, blender, tea kettle, skillit w/ glass lid, bread machine, griddle, deep fryer, waffle iron, countertop oven, microwave, fondue set,

Rechargable drill & drill bit set, household tool set, wet/dry vac.

Couple of box fans & window fans, air purifier, 2 space heaters, tv dinner tray tables, surge protectors.

Decorative pillows, living room lamps, canvas artwork.

We also added some larger items just incase our parents were looking for something extra special.. these included an old time popcorn machine, futon, dining room table & chairs, and chaise.

We have many of the items on the list but they are quite old/crappy.

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