Post # 1
Hi all. I am having a debate with friends and family about whether or not small furniture can go on a wedding registry (e.g. ottoman, filing cabinet). I think it’s OK since the pieces are no more expensive than other things on the list (especially kitchen appliances which can be so costly!) and we really do need some of these things. My mom and one b’maid think it’s weird. What do y’all think??
Post # 3
I personally think it sounds fine, as long the pieces you register for are not any more expensive than the other things you have on the list…but the fact that both your mom and bridesmaid think it’s weird makes me wonder if it might just be not as common within your geo or social circle? Maybe you could try asking a few more people for some opinions. Another alternative might be to register for gift cards, so that you could use those gift cards to buy the furniture you need. That way, you could avoid the faux pas, if it really is one for some people.
Post # 4
I say go for it, unless you’re trying to get a couch 🙂
We added an inexpensive (like $50) safe to ours.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine. It’s becoming increasingly common for couples to add larger ticket items to their registry for 2 reasons. (1) group gifts…a big group of friends or family might want to pool together to get you something nice and useful rather than a bunch of little things, and (2) most stores offer a discount on registry items after the wedding has passed.
Most registries have a place where you can put a personal message for the couple, you can always put a note saying that gift cards are nice to help you invest in some larger/spendier items…and that those more expensive items are there so they can see what their gift cards will eventually be used for!
Post # 6
We added a few small pieces of furniture that we really don’t expect anyone to purchase but because we get a discount on any items not purchased from the registry (like 10% from C&B) after the wedding we can purchase them.
Post # 7
I had this same conversation with my mom last week, and she didn’t get it until I explained further. With the exception of china and furniture, we have most everything we need and we really didn’t want people to get ‘creative’ with gifts (we have a small apartment). We don’t expect anyone to buy us our furniture pieces (yes, we registered for a couch!), but thought that it would give people an idea of what we would be buying with the gift cards we registered for.
Post # 8
I think its fine as well, we put some ottomons on our registry. We also have an awesome dining room table from C&B thats $2000! We DO NOT AT ALL expect anyone to buy it and have no money to buy it ourselves but we figure if we make a spurlge the year after we are married, we will get 10% off 🙂
Post # 9
I think if it fits within the list of things you have, small furniture is fine.
However, I have also heard that people put big furniture on their registries to get discounts later, like naangel mentioned. I think that’s fine, you just might want to find a way to let people know you are only doing it for the discount!
Post # 10
We have registered for not only the king size sheets and other bedding for a king size bed-we registered for the bed! I have a queen and my fiance’ has a queen and seeing that he is 6’3", we struggle to sleep in a queen sized bed together! He is always hanging off the end! My friends and family not only thought it was a good idea, they kept adding things that we should add to our registry, so we did end up adding a storage cabinet for our bathroom.
Post # 11
Add it, shoot, even add a couch if you want! You might not get it from anyone, but you can use the registry completion discount the store gives you at the end to buy those kinds of items. It depends on the store, but they usually give between 10 and 20% off…so that really adds up on those big ticket items.
Post # 12
I did and am not expecting to get them, but I want to buy them with the 10% finish your registry discount!
Post # 13
I think it is becoming more and more common. I see nothing wrong with smaller furniture being on your registry. Really, even larger furniture is okay nowadays. Especially if you plan on using the completion discount after the wedding.
Post # 14
I do plan on putting some small pieces of furniture on our GR. we combined households about 1 1/2 years ago so we do have a ton of stuff already, but we do want a new (queen) bed. a washer and dryer (may not add that??) but I also want my kitchenaide stand mixer!
liztwinz that’s so funny that you’re FH’s feet hang off the end. i’m short…like 5’3″ on a good day and my feet always hang off the end of our full size bed because my feet always get too warm so i slide to the end of the bed!
Post # 15
Yes, there is no problem with it, especially if they aren’t very expensive items!
Post # 16
Many ppl put larger items such as furniture on their registries so they can get a registry completion discount in the end. I know a friend who went in on a bed with her other friends. The couple registered for the pottery barn bed with intent to use the discount and te guests ended upg etting it.
I think its fine and not that weird.