Post # 1
Hey married bees!
I was just wondering… is there anything you wish you had registered for, but didn’t? Anything you are finding that would be really useful to have around, but didn’t think of before?
FI and I have like nothing in the way of kitchen stuff, etc, and I’m hoping to not leave anything that we really need off!
Your advice could be really helpful to some of us that aren’t quite married yet!
Post # 3
Honestly, I wish I would have registered for our honeymoon. So far we aren’t having one until maybe next year. Maybe this registry would have given us the option to go this year.
Post # 4
That’s a good call RB – I’m still trying to decide wether or not to do that. Thing is we couldn’t take it until like 8 months after the wedding, and I would feel really bad if in that time we changed our minds or something came up and we couldn’t go, and people had "bought" us part of it already.
Post # 5
Ugh – I know I am going to get so much flack for this, but don’t register for your honeymoon! It is so T*$#y. Registries are to get items for the couple to help them make a home and help them start off their lives together. Not to go on a trip.
Register for a kitchenaid mixer – I use mine for EVERYTHING. Make sure you register for enough sets of ‘everyday’ dishes – we now have 16 place settings of our everyday dishes and it is fantastic – you never run out of clean dishes even if the dishwasher is full.
Post # 6
I’m 24, SO is 25, and we have a house and everything we could possibly need including multiple china sets and sterling silverware, a professional kitchenaid mixer, and fine knives and pots/pans- some people just don’t NEED anything else! So if they want to give you something, you might as well make it something fun and enjoyable.
Post # 7
Great thread! My shower is about a month and a half away, so my fiance and I are in the process of finalizing our registry. We are thinking about adding some camping gear in addition to all the kitchen and beddng stuff.
Post # 8
I wish we had registered for curtains. I moved in with my husband after the wedding, and being the man that he is, he owned no curtains, just hideous VERTICAL blinds. I didn’t really think about it when we registered, but curtains are expensive, and it would have been nice not to have to buy them myself.
Basically, I would have generally thought more about decorating the house before I registered so that we really got things we needed.
Post # 9
I just wish I had put more stuff on my registry. I’m actually going shopping today to spend some money we got for the wedding and use my completion discounts, but there’s not much I want left on the registry! (Shh – I snuck a few extra items on this morning and I hope the discount applies to them as well. I added a 4-place setting of my flatware because we had registered for individual settings and a peppermill.)
I was most excited about the kitchen stuff — dishes, flatware, etc. The sheets and towels aren’t that big of a deal to me. My advice is to go into the store and don’t be shy about putting everything you might want on your registry! After all, you’re providing choices for your guests, not demands.
Post # 11
We couldn’t find a mandoline or a soda siphon to put on our registries. These are both things that we believe we’d use a lot…
Our registry is starting to run low, so I came to this thread hoping to find some more good suggestions. It’s probably too late for us to add a new registry, but I wish I had done BB&B!
Post # 12
A crystal bowl, a crystal vase, and a few silver picture frames. Doesn’t matter if you don’t need them or aren’t a crystal home accessories kind of gal…chances are you will get these as gifts. People like to give special keepsake/heirloom gifts whether they’re on your registry or not. Better you pick them out than end up with expensive, mismatched crystal pieces that aren’t your taste.
Post # 13
I wish we had registered for our KitchenAid stand mixer earlier. I felt guilty putting it on our registry at first, but after our shower, my mom convinced me it was something I would never buy myself, and that I would need it while baking and such. I finally agreed and added it about two months before our wedding, right when our invites went out.
We didn’t get it, and I’m pretty sure it’s because we got mostly cash at our wedding. I’m fairly certain, because people apparently LOVE buying the KitchenAid for brides, we would have gotten it had we added it before the shower (my mom pretty much told me that her friends were asking why it wasn’t on there).
Oh well. Maybe for Christmas the hubby will someday surprise me 🙂
As far as things you forget about, after the wedding, we went out and bought some things we needed for Thanksgiving this year that weren’t on our registry: rolling pin (french style), pie plate, a good potato masher, basting brush, etc. Things I’m really happy we registered for? Stuff we would never buy ourselves, like china and crystal vases. You don’t think you’d use them, but you’d be surprised. We use our crystal vase all the time.
Post # 14
Heavy, high-quality, everyday flatware.
Post # 15
I am so excited – my aunt called me yesterday and told me that a lovely, susan g. komen PINK kitchenaid mixed is headed our way next week!!!!!!!