- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
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!
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.
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.
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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