(Closed) Have you started a wedding registry without FI there??

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: would you start a wedding registry without him??
    Yes : (23 votes)
    88 %
    No : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wouldn’t feel wrong.  My husband really doesn’t care about the stuff that we registered for.  We didn’t even register in the store.  If he looks at the stuff later and doesn’t like it, feel free to remove it from the registry for something else.

    Post # 4
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I started a Pottery Barn registry without Fiance. Neither of us really enjoyed registering anyway so I didn’t feel bad.

    Post # 5
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If he’s ok with it, then of course don’t feel bad!  My Fiance would NOT be ok with that lol! He’s super particular about what we pick out, especially if it has any decorative elements.  We have very particular themes picked out for each room, and I don’t know if I’d trust myself to get it right :/

    Post # 6
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I wouldn’t feel wrong either. I did it our registries entirely online. Darling Husband was more than happy that I didn’t drag him through the traditional registry tasks. He looked at the list and added a few on. 😉

    It worked for us because our guests almost entirely brought us cash gifts and were not big into the registry.

    Post # 7
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We went to BB&B to register, and after 2 hours we were both exhausted.  I added a ton more stuff online later, and I only called him over when I thought it was something he might have an opinion on (e.g. china patterns).  But I added towels and utensils and whatnot by myself.  And I did the entire honeymoon registry myself and just showed him the finished product, but that’s obviously a little different.

    Post # 8
    41 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine told me to register for whatever I want.  He doesn’t want any part of shopping and he trusts my tastes in things.  The only things he said to make sure we had on our registries were a KitchenAid mixer and sterling silverware.

    Post # 9
    1807 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We just registered this weekend and he went with me to one place and I went with my mom to the second place.

    Don’t feel bad! I’m sure a lot of us do this way!

    Post # 10
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I started both of our registries online and filled them up mostly. We haven’t even stepped foot in a store yet.

    We’ll go in together to do things like linens and bedding – since it is hard to tell what its like without feeling the softness and whatnot.

    Post # 11
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Fiance told me up front the specific items he was most concerned about: Silverware and mason jars (for drinking glasses-God Bless country boys!). I allowed to pick those two out and he said the rest is up to me!


    I think it’s fine to register alone! Chances are if you drag him along he could be miserable which would in turn create a poor registry! 🙂

    Post # 12
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I started ours online and put about 20 things I didn’t want to forget figuring I could change/delete them afterward if we wanted a different style or type. I mean how many guys really have opinions on what type of cheese grater you have? I’d say it just depends on your Fiance. If he cooks a lot or is really interested in the design of your house I’d say it would be more important to include him from the beginning.

    We have a lot of stuff already so rather than “I already registered for that” when we went to the store the comment we said most was “I already have one of those”.

    Post # 14
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we went and did target together – i did BB&B all alone online. mostly for stuff we wanted but couldnt find at target. i showed him – but ultimately i did it alone.

    Post # 15
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    fi had surprisingly strong opinions on what we registered for, so i wouldn’t have been able to do it without him. if your fi says he doesn’t mind, go for it! you can always start it yourself and then edit it later with fi.

    Post # 16
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Do it with him online.  I would look for hours and hours then showed him my favorites for him to pick. (We did Crate and Barrel and Macy’s).

    Also, he cared about knives and cookware, I cared about the smaller things.  So I made sure he was involved with those additions.

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