(Closed) Favorite things you registered for or items you wished you did

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m having the same problem so I’m mostly commenting to follow. We’re registered at BBB and Pottery Barn. I found dishes I love at PB so we’re upgrading there. I am upgrading our pots and pans at BBB. Besides that we didn’t really register for anything crazy. New vaccum, new towels, new toaster oven, new silverware, etc. I’m mostly using the registry as a chance to upgrade the things we already have rather than to get a bunch more stuff we don’t need.

Post # 4
2265 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



We haven’t used a lot of our wedding gifts because we’re waiting to move into our forever home before officially unpacking them, but I’m SUPER excited to start using our new dishes and serveware and to put the new bedding on our bed!


Post # 5
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Me too…tagging in. I’ve been told that my registry isn’t filled enough, but my goodness!! I’ve registered for at least 275 items! We’re upgrading A LOT of our stuff, since we’re using college items still. Hey, if you get the chance to upgrade, do it!

Post # 7
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PaisleyMedic:  We didnt register for lots of variety. All kitchen/dinnerware.


I cant wait to use our dinner service – bought because it was the only time i would get away with spending that much! And Cutlery Canteen – who wouldnt want a box full of posh knives and forks!


But the things we have actually used and I love more than anything are our huge le cruset casserol and our Kenwood Chef. Both will last a lifetime and both are really useful. In fact I’m using both to make a big batch of lamb and mango curry tonight for dinner and freezing!


Everyone should have a chef in the house!! 🙂

Edited to say all these items were really expensive and we didnt expect anyone to pay for any one peice. But loads and loads of people gave us vouchers for the store knowing what their money was going towards which they seemd to think was really great.

Post # 8
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PaisleyMedic:  My DH and I love our new bedding, toaster oven, and microwave.  We really loved these upgrades (we both had our own microwave and bedding but were very old).  I love my Keurig as well (DH does not drink coffee or tea). 

Registry Musts:

  • new bedding- sheets, comforter, pillows, (if the bedding comes in separates I would register for everything).  Everything in our set was sold separately.  The bedding was expensive but a group of family members went in on the gift together.
  • new towels- I like the Hotel Collection at Macys- be sure to get hand towels, bath towels, a bath rug and perhaps a matching shower curtain
  • New coffee maker- Keurigs are the best- feel free to register for coffee and tea as well.  I know Macys and BBB offer 12 packs of coffee/tea/hot chocolate
  • pots and pans- register for separate pots and pans- I love calpahlon- and do not forget to register for the matching lids (some pots and pans do not come with the lid)
  • microwave- they tend to lose their seal and quality after a few years so a new microwave is important
  • toaster oven- good in the summer when you do not want to turn on the oven
  • vase
  • picture frames
  • cooking untensils- spatulas, tongs, spoons, etc
  • butcher block- a good set of knives is really important
  • dishes- i am not a fan of the fancy sets- no one seems to use them anymore
  • vacccum

Registry Thoughts

  • register for a bunch of items from $5-whatever the most expensive item is. 
  • do not use or open any items until after the wedding
  • do not feel bad if you return items.  MY DH and I got a lot of stuff of the registry. After the wedding we took an inventory of what we received. We also looked at the registry to see what desirable items we did not recieve.  We ended up taking a bunch of items back and purchasing a bunch of items we really wanted. 

Post # 9
975 posts
Busy bee

@PaisleyMedic:  Same! We both live alone, and I’m a big foodie, so I already have a lot of high-end kitchen stuff. I’m interested to see what people say. I’m having problems with the price point thing too. We registered at Macy’s, Sur La Table and Pottery Barn.

For example, I desperately would love our new (to be purchased) bed to be outfitted in beautiful linens from Pottery Barn. However, I feel like guests will think they look “cheap” if I open their gift containing one pillow sham. But each of their silk Euro shams are $89! I’m hoping maybe people will give us gift cards?

Some of the items we registered for that we don’t have are a mini Keurig, king-sized bedding and pillows, Kitchenaid mixer attachments, and some barware. Otherwise, almost everything else is an upgrade.

Post # 10
118 posts
Blushing bee

@PaisleyMedic:  We registered at Macys and BBB.  We registered mostly for upgrades, since we both lived alone before moving in together.  We recently gave away ALOT of our stuff just so that we could combine into one space, so it’s not that we need too many things to “get started.”  But being on our own all these years, we’ve both just had the mentality of getting by with hand-me-downs and cheaper versions of the things we’d really like.

The things I’m most excited or hopeful to get are the Kitchenaid and our fine china place settings.  A friend of mine who got married right out of college never registered for fine china, because she thought she’d never use it.  Now, almost ten years later, she says she regrets not registering for that.  She wishes she had nice place settings for entertaining, and something that would last forever.

Post # 11
2247 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I really hope someone gets us our bedding set, keurig, electric skillet, Dyson vaccum and glassware because we’ve almost broken all the glasses we have now! We’ve registered for about 250 things, the large majority under $50, and are having 50-60 guests at the shower and around 300 at the wedding so I thought I should give them options!

Post # 12
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a lot of stuff on my registry that I secretly hope we DON’T get but I want to leave it there to keep some lower priced items (measuring cups, food storage cannisters) What I’m thinking, is if we don’t get all our dishes and the things we REALLY want/need I can always exchange things.  I’m really hoping that people consider what has been purchased before buying – I know I always do.  There are only a couple REALLY expensive things, most stuff is $60 and under (Our place settings are $60)

Post # 13
6835 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I am obsessed with our dishes and flatware settings (both from BBB).  It’s just awesome to have a beautiful matching set after so many years of thrift store dishes.  Unfortunately that’s something that people don’t like to buy, because it’s “boring”.  Luckily our cousin bought our entire dish set and I just bought the flatware myself after the wedding.

Other than that, the Pendleton blanket we got is probably my favorite.  LOVE.

Honoring Blanket

Lenox® Park City™ 5-Piece Flatware Set

Post # 14
2263 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My Fiance keeps breaking our tall glasses (he has managed to break 4 since the start of the year) so I really want new glasses.

I have been told a Keurig is a must. 

We are planning on upgrading our bed to a king size soon, so we asked for linens and pillows for a king sized bed.

New towles, espeically guest towles.  Right now, they are just our old towles that I feel a bit bad giving to people when they come to our house. 

Serving wear including serving bowls for dips, nice salad bowl, and mid sized serving platers.  My Future Mother-In-Law got me HUGE ones for Christmas.  I host a lot, and I want something to put stuff on that is moveable. 

Post # 15
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I really love the bar cart we registered for but I think I’m mostly excited for our new dishes and serveware. We didn’t register for china so we got some really nice every day dishes.  FI really wants someone to buy us the bedding. 

Post # 16
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We registered at Amazon and must of our stuff is just upgrades. So far we absolutely love our Fiestaware dishes (we got emerald and cobalt), the keurig, our new toaster since I had to throw ours away when I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, and our Reidel glassware. 

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