Did anyone else HATE registering???? Advice?

posted 8 months ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 16
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Are there any things that are getting old or could use upgrading? Nicer sheets or towels? New/better pot and pan set? Nice memory  foam pillows? I would take a look around and see if anything like that could be upgraded, then make a small registry of those items. Then you could donate your old items to Goodwill or other charity so you aren’t accumulating extra stuff. 

Post # 17
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572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Normally I’d say just don’t register anywhere and hope your guests will take the hint. But the whole point of a wedding shower is tangible gifts so you’re kind of stuck there.  If there really isn’t anything physical that you want, maybe see if your friend could throw you a non-gift-giving party like a bridal luncheon?

Also, you can register online with most of the big stores like BBB and Macy’s to avoid the pushy salespeople. 

Post # 18
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2353 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I didn’t want to do a registry either but both my mom and FMIL insisted because they both threw showers for us (my FMIL lives out of state so we went there for her shower).

We registered at Crate and Barrel and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  We used it as an opportunity to upgrade our stuff as we had both lived in apartments for years.  Plus, we just bought a house last fall so I could pick out things like towels because we knew what color scheme we were going for.

We didn’t have a huge registry but we made sure to put a lot of little things, like kitchen gadgets.  I had my mom’s shower yesterday and I am still overwhelmed at how generous people were!  We also got quite a few gifts cards to Home Depot and Lowes, which were greatly appreciated.

I didn’t like the pushy sales people at BB&B so I took a girlfriend that got married last year and fortunately since we knew what we were doing, the sales people left us alone for the most part.

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