(Closed) Curious Question….Strange thing regarding Registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Personally I always buy kitchen stuff off the registry before bedroom stuff. I don’t know why, I just feel weird about buying someone sheets for their bed or other personal items like that. Towels seem like a pretty normal shower gift though, so I don’t know.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Most people will buy stuff for the kitchen. I didn’t realise until I unpacked all of my wedding gifts, but about 4/5 of them were for the kitchen. The most of the towels, vaccum, bedset, we bought with wedding gift money.

Post # 5
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My sister also got most of her kitchen stuff at her shower. It wasn’t till her actual wedding that people started giving sheets, frames, etc. 

Post # 6
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866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Gift-giving at weddings tends to be cultural and regional. Around here (NE) people give “things” at showers and money (cash, checks, GCs) at weddings. We received exactly three physical gifts at the wedding: a custom piece of artwork from a fmaily member, and two of my favorite things from my Williams-Sonoma registry from my friend & her husband who couldn’t make the shower. Everything else was monetary in some form.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really like buying kitchen stuff too for showers! But I’m a big cook.

Wait until after the wedding to return, you never know what else you’ll get!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i’m like @pineapplelove:  I feel awkward buy sheets and items for the bedroom.  I love cooking so kitchen items are what i usually purchase for the couple.  I went to a shower on Sunday and it was mostly kitchen stuff too (some assorted towels and one accent pillow i think too)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t find this surprising at all. When we buy gifts, we usually look for one single large item that’s kitchen-related or electronic or a pretty, pricey decorative piece (like a Waterford vase). We avoid buying sheets/towels and I notice most people leave that and the tiny stuff (like spatulas) to the last minute shoppers. Offhand, our registry mostly contains pricier decorative pieces and kitchenware (e.g. Le Creuset).

I also wouldn’t necessarily expect a huge pile of gifts at the wedding itself. At five weeks out, people are probably still slacking on buying and if you have requested that gifts are shipped, then they will still arrive prior to the wedding. We usually don’t get our gifts until about 2-3 weeks before if the registry is huge. We only buy super early if there’s nothing on the registry and the selection consists of a lot of very expensive items.

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