Did anyone do their registry appointment alone?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’m not doing a registry but I do know that often people do it alone or with a friend. Very common. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If he doesnt care what’s on it or to have a say in what goes in the house, sure, why not.  The alternative is that he goes with you and is bored outta his mind, has no opinion, and just rather be somewhere else.  My husband doesnt cook and doesnt care about decor and having “fancy things” either… but he did go with me… and basically wanted to leave the whole time.  I’m pretty sure I cut the trip short and just finished online.  I’d say go for it alone if you’ll be making all the decisions anyways.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We did a BBB registry, and did the whole thing online, didn’t even bother going in store.  There’s a lot more options that way, and people can just order it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I think it’s perfectly fine. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

AnonBee2019 :  I did mine at Bed Bath and Beyond without Fiance (but I took my mom).  The sales associate didn’t even bat an eye, she just assumed he wasn’t interested.  In reality we’re long distance so there wasn’t going to be an easy way of doing it together.  I did leave the stuff I knew he would want a say in until we were able to look at stuff together online.  For example I knew that he wanted a nice knife set and that he would be the only one using the coffee pot so I left those blank.  We went over the entire registry together later online and then he went through and picked a few things.  Perfectly fine.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yep I did mine alone online without going into the store. They have a guide if you feel like you need EVERYTHING, then they also offer little junk freebies in some major stores. Some larger ones in metro areas have events with raffles and little gifts. My SIL did an appointment in the store and got the guide for what to register for in order to receive freebies, but I felt pressured for A LOT of crap using their guide. I eventually just registered for what I wanted, ran it by the fiance to add anything he felt necessary, then called it a day. So much easier!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

AnonBee2019 :  Yes.  They definitely can.  I just liked the lack of stress of going online and being able to take my time and do it over  few day.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I actually sent my now-husband to do our Bed Bath and Beyond registry by himself! They had one of those “Rock Your Registry” events going on when I was going to be out of town. He actually did a really good job- I went online right afterwards to see what he’d gotten and did a little bit of editing. The big thing I took off was a juicer- at first I was like, wtf? when will we ever use a juicer? And then he explained that that was the first thing the salesperson took him to see and he didn’t want to start off the appointment on the wrong foot. He’s adorable like that.

And yes, it doesn’t really make a difference whether you go in store or pick out online, people can still order online. It would be the other way around that might be an issue- if they go in store and try to find something that’s only available online. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I did everything online without his input.  He doesn’t care so it doesn’t matter lol.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Think of it this way, if you do it alone he won’t be trying to add Kylo Ren pillows and basketball hoop trash cans to the registry (this was my experience).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I did it with my fiance, but boy did I wish I did it alone. He was extremely opinionated and if it were up to him, our kitchen would be extremely black/industrial looking. He didn’t want to register for small forks or small spoons because “he doesn’t use those” so he asked me to remove them off the restistry. He also wanted to only register for plates that had no rim because “it takes up space therefore less food can fit on the plate”. I had to explain to him that flatware comes in sets and the rim is so you can hold the plate especially when the food it hot.

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