(Closed) Do you have registry regrets?

posted 13 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wish that I had registered for a good blender and food processor.  NOT a Vitamix, but just something that was better than the average.  I ended up registering for a cheaper Cusinart version of both of these tools and was disappointed.  I returned them for two Kitchen Aid appliances.

In terms of china, I registered 16 place settings of a Villeroy and Boch pattern.  At the time, it was about ~180 per place setting.  I also registered for flatware at about ~80 per place setting.  I did not get all of the china (all but 4 place settings), but I expected this and was ready to go and buy it afterwards.  Then it got discontinued and I didn’t know about it!  Make sure to watch your set before it gets discontinued.  I had a very hard time completing after but managed.  So if this is important to you, watch out!

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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hollysprig:  Wow, this is an argument I have with my Fiance. I too think we have the same one.

 First of all you do have room. There are plenty of organizations willing to take your working items that need them. We donated a bunch of stuff to a homeless shelter for families– when the families are finally on their feet and ready to move out of the shelter they obviously have NOTHING. We donated all of our old functional but crappy college pots, pans, bowls, flatware, microwave YOU NAME IT. Also, it is a hefty tax deduction. My fiance and I both just got out of law school and want to be saving, but I convinced him we need to upgrade these items (in addition to what is on our registry— our wedding isnt big enough to get the upgrade we need). Seriously feels so nice to have a matching set of dishes, all-clad pots and pans, and flatware. Today, i spent $100 on new fluffy white towels!! So, so, so nice. And people in need are benefitting from our older mismatched cheap stuff. Everyone wins. I always imagined in college when i was getting married this stuff would go bye-bye, and my fiance is after much arguing obliging– happy wife, happy life. 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Niki:  Pottery Barn bathroom ceramic items SUCK.  Seriously, the nozzle on the ridiculously overpriced soap dispenser popped off a few months after the wedding and now I have to fool around with it almost every day to wash my hands.  And I’m too stubborn to just throw it away but also too lazy to take it back to PB and complain.  Haha I look awfully pathetic based on this post alone…Oh, and the gorgeous ivory towels I registered for looked lovely until they met our washing machine.  Arg and the down-alternative comforter that is dry-clean only is still sitting in a closet because 1. I don’t do dry-cleaning, and 2. I live in ARIZONA.  This is why online registrys are a terrible idea, half the bad decisions we made registry-wise happened after 10PM, I think I’d have been smarter in the light of day.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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cantonbride:  ugh. I too had the same arguement with my Fiance when it came time for registering. 

But, that’s a great idea about donating old stuff. I’ll be doing that and I think it’ll keep my Fiance from putting up a fight. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

We didn’t register for china or every day dishes because my parents gave their old china years ago and we bought every day dishes ourselves a couple years ago. We don’t have any bakeware (like casserole dishes) and our flatware is a hodge podge of ones from Zellers from when I was in university a decade ago. Also, towels and bedsheets are major items for us. I think it is definitely nice to register for things that represent you more as the couple you are now and will be in the future than the 17 year olds that were on a tight budget. I feel like we did a good job with putting together a registry of things we would like and things we actually need.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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laceydoilies:  the first thing we bought together were glasses and I LOVED them not because of what they are but because they are the first thing that was ours. It really is awesome to get rid of your old single college student stuff and buy things as a unit. Much different than accumutated crap that just sort of came to belong to both of you!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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cantonbride:  Also so different than having a hodge podge of stuff – of course we will keep the hodge podge of cuttlery somewhere on those very rare instances that we will be hosting many more than nine people (it happens), but it is definitely such a different thing being “ours” than something we just happened to have. One of our most cherished pieces is probably the dining room set that we purchased together (cheap because it came from Kijiji at $125 – but it was ours and all we could afford when we moved into our bigger townhome and better quality than something new not made out of real wood that was an expandable table). I would definitely say the other one was our everyday plates that we purchased. There is so much truth in what you just said.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I can’t think of enough things that I would want for a registry, we’re pretty set as far as life for two goes. I suspect that it is considered bad form to register for one item (kitchenaid mixer).

What I would like is to ask people to “hold that thought” until we have kids because we certainly don’t have any of those things and baby showers are not the norm here 😛 nevermind, their presence is more than enough and whatever else comes or doesn’t come is okay.

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