(Closed) Any items that are inappropriate to register for?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@WNCbride2011: I said the same thing registering, but everyone I’ve talked to has told me to just ‘register for whatever your heart desires, this isn’t a rational day of good spending choices anyways’ Hopefully your family and friends are as supportive =)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

oh just for giggles- how did you pick how many gifts you’d need to register for? I made a ‘target gift card OK’ option because I was like what if I run out of stuff (i know, I’m being very positive haha) but I really had no idea how to expect people to buy stuff! What was your formula?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

a coworker registered fro $1800 coffee machine, $3500 flat screen and $280 each wine glasses  – yeah, she got a $200 gift card out of me (and my husband wasnt invited)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@eloping:A 1800 coffee machine?!What brandname was it?Cannot imagine spending that on myself,let alone someone else.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We registered for a small flat screen TV (for our guest room), bicycles, and iPad, flip video camera, digital camera, all at Target. We also registered for a lot fo practical items. We figure, hey, if someone feels generous, but we don’t expect to get any of those things!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sometimes people register for crazy things just to get the “completion discount” themselves; they don’t actaully expect anyone to buy it.

Personaly, I dont have a problem with registering for anytihng lik e that; I say, hey, I’m not forcing anyone to buy it! they dont have to buy it unless they want to!

But Fiance doesn’t like registering for anything non-traditional. so we didnt. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hmm, good question. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’d feel comfortable registering for things that were not really “home” items. A TV I could see counting as legit, especially if you didn’t already have a decent one. And actually, I think a camera would be appropriate too — pics for the family of your honeymoon, new home, babies, etc. They wanna see that.

I just think registering is already such a presumptuous thing that you should do it as modestly as possible (within reason), you know?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you can register for whatever you want. After all a registry is only a wish list not a “must buy” list for guests. You never know, a guest may surprise you and buy the video game system or camera. When the Wii first came out my Fiance and his siblings went in together on one for his brother’s wedding. And like a PP said there is always that nice discount after the wedding! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@eloping: sounds like a lovely person. $200.00 sounds awfully generous! She’d be lucky to get a $20 outta me, especially for not inviting hubby. 

We didn’t register for anything we didn’t absolutely need. Fiance wanted to register for a blue ray player, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Call it good ole fashioned guilt. If we need one that badly we can use any money we get at the wedding to buy one! With that said, I really never judged anyone for their registry choices, unless they wanted something so outlandish that it was a straight up insult to their guests.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Earlybride:sometimes people register for things for the completion discount 😉 

In My Humble Opinion, you should still register for that Wii and TV–just don’t expect to actually get them.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

my friend has multiple $700 items on her registry.  that rubs me the wrong way.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@WNCbride2011: LOL I’m sooo sending someone I don’t like my cable bill. Ty for the 3:1 ratio…I was thinking like 1:2 (considering couples u know? but clearly I was off… <grumbles and opens target registry again> 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

my cousin also registered for a $1500 vaccuum. what the eff does that do!?

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