What to register when you already own a home?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Or if you don’t want anything, maybe ask people to donate to a charity of your choice?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We needed nothing so we registered for nothing.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@missmorganista:  I’ve read that a lot of people see this as tacky…. I’m reluctant to do it but would really love to. We don’t have much money for a honeymoon but we already live together and have a very small apartment.

It’s annoying becuase most of the things I’d put on my registry I could barely use right now, in our tiny appartment (new vacuum, stand mixer, etc), so I’m hoping people will just opt to give us cash, but I have a feeling we’ll end up with a bunch of crap we don’t need :/ 

Hope you get some answers, OP! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m in the same boat you are.  Or so I thought.  I have a planning book that literally has four or five pages worth of list of things to register for.  I didn’t think of most of them, but it would be nice to have.  I already had a lot of them, but others I didn’t (like a little handheld vacuum and an air bed)  I found a similar list online.  Maybe it can inspire you!

http://weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-registry-ideas/bridal-registry-guide/articles/registry-checklist.aspx

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would register for things you wish you could upgrade. Maybe you have been dreaming of fancy lightswitch covers, outlets with usb ports, a new mailbox, window boxes, a custom doormat, Christmas lights for the exterior of your home (my cuz got her’s as a wedding gift), a new ceiling fan, etc.

I am jealous because I was just bemoaning that we haven’t decided between buying or building yet so we CAN”T register for all those lovely updates. lol

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We registered for things we wouldn’t buy ourselves: expensive picture frames, a decanter, waffle iron, expensive sheets…. just things we wouldn’t spend our money on but that we’d like to have.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We were also wondering about that and my FMIL suggested a home renovation fund – we’ve put a list of things that need to be done ex: new windows, new kitchen sink, fixing the foundation, etc. It’s something that’s more practical to us and we don’t need to upgrade on the stuff that we already have. So far, those that I’ve talked to think it’s a great idea since we just bought a house and we’ve been living together for 3 years. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We cook a lot, so we registered for things like copper pots, silpats, food dehydrator, pizza peels, baking stones, cast iron pans, enameled dutch oven, etc.  Things that we would use, but aren’t the basic kitchen tools we already had.  Maybe try registering for things that would contribute to hobbies that you have, like a Christmas or Birthday wish list.  Best of luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I told anyone that would listen to get us GC to Home Depot/ Lowe’s.  We needed to paint, get plants, & tools.  We were combining two houses, so we had two of everything.  I moved into DH’s house and alot of work needed … who am I kidding … STILL needs to be done around here.  Everyone completely understood and we got a lot of projects done 😀

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

oh we’re definitely in the same boat! We will have had our house for a year when we get married and literally have we need. So I think we’ll go and check out those things that we want but wouldn’t necessarily buy ourselves…

@Emma20130601:  loooove this idea too! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We didnt register.  We have a lot already and nothing we really “need”.  My friend registered for a ton of crap she didnt need just to return it for store credit to buy bigger ticker items.

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