Post # 1
SO and I have talked some about this and I’m not really sure what we would register for. I already have a home so I have the towels, dishes, appliances, etc and SO has also lived on his own for a while. We do need some tools, but I’m really racking my brain trying to come up with a few things to put on a registry. I don’t have any ideas. Can anyone think of some things I’m not thinking of besides the traditional kitchen and bathroom items?
Post # 3
BBQ, patio furniture, smaller home accents like lamps, candle sticks, frames, board games, blankets and throws,( you can never have too many), upgraded goose down pillows and comforter, barware.
Post # 4
Well the usual, do you want to upgrade? I upgraded kitchen stuff, got a few things I always wanted. (upgraded coffee pot, a few pans, always wanted a mini cuisinart, replaced dish towels, upgraded matching nicer bathroom rugs and toothbrush holder etc, kitchen cart, le creuset lasagna pan etc)
Better/more sheets (they need to be replaced on a regular basis), new pillows? like the nice tempurpetic ones
Do you have a backyard of porch? Planting pots, outdoor decor items, seat cushions, lawn chairs
Are there hobbies you share? A portable grill for tailgating? battery lantern for camping? helmets for biking
Post # 5
I spent hours looking through all kinds of checklists, and in the end I compiled my own master list. I’ve posted it here before (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/master-registry-checklist-i-compiled-my-own), so maybe that will help you as a reference.
Just ignore anything you have or feel you don’t want.
Post # 6
If you already have a home, I would suggest disaster preparedness things… like a fire escape ladder, a crank operated weather alert radio (in case your batteries die), Carbon dioxide detector, fire extinguisher, a nice first aid kit… assuming you dont already have similar items..
I would also suggest a small fireproof safe for valuables and legal documents 🙂
another thing that I absolutely LOVE (that I got as a Christmas present) is an air compressor for my car tires that is powered by the cigarette lighter in the car.. its a lifesaver!
Post # 7
I’m in the same boat. I have always had the “buy once” mindset, so I don’t need to upgrade anything. I would up registering (just this Tuesday!) for china, flatware, some serving pieces, and china storage bags.
Post # 8
@Snowflake’s list is sooo helpful! Definitely check it out!
Also I’d recommend thinking outside the box w/ the whole registry process. We’re pretty established already so we’re using MyRegistry.com and we’ve got tons of random stuff that we’ll use just as much (if not more!) than a new toaster and blender like new art supplies, a grill and bbq stuff, and some of our favorite classic novels.
Don’t feel confined to the stuff on a traditional wedding registry!
Post # 9
FI & I lived together (..twice actually) and on our own (ahem.. twice..) so we have a ton of stuff. I thought the same.
Then I spent about two weeks really looking over our things and evaluating what could use an upgrade.
Like the mismatched, fraying towels we’ve used over the last 6 years. The finish wearing off on the foreman. The crock pot that is such an old model that the pot part does not lift out for easy cleaning.
And the sheets that are so worn we can almost see through them. Or the fact that we only have two pillows, so I have to scrunch mine into a hard ball if I want to be propped up to read.
Oh, and we don’t have a table to eat at. That was kind of a big deal too.
After that, the registry process was easy. 🙂
Post # 10
Where an engaged couple chooses to register is a statement to their friends and family about who they are and what they value. In general see couples register for 3 types of gifts: 1. essentials, 2. experiences and 3. unique items.
If a couple needs cookware and basics they might register at Bed Bath and Beyond. If they value experiences more then traditional gifts they might register exclusively for cash towards their honeymoon. Finally some couples register locally who are looking for more unique items, but usually they can’t find everything they need at one store so in the end they have multiple registries.
If they want flexibility and a little of everything Knackregistry.com is a service allows the modern couple to build a one of a kind registry, and let their friends and family know that they support artists, artisans and small businesses.
Remember registering should be fun so you don’t need to be overly practical.
Post # 11
I just registered, mostly for essentials. I registered at Macys and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I’m wondering…is it better to put cookware and big purchase electrical kitchen appliances on Macys or BBB registries? I know BBB often has 15 percent off coupons….so I’m not sure.