Post # 1
My Fiance and I have kind of been procrastinating on registering. Not on purpose, there’s sort of been question as to where we might be living post-wedding, and I just wanted to have it figured out first. Well, we will finally start that registry in the next couple weeks and I was just wondering what items you would suggest/not suggest we put on it. We do not yet live together, and neither of us has really “great” kitchen/bath/etc. items, so anything is really needed. I just don’t know where to start and was looking for some help with the staple items we might need? I feel like I’m going to be overwhelmed walking in there clueless! Also, I’d like to hear the fun stuff we could consider, as well.
Post # 3
Just go to the store and start wandering around aimlessly with the scanner.
🙂 that’s what we did and it didn’t turn out bad because now we can sit back and re-think based on something………but do give yourself a LOT of time to spend at the store
Post # 4
Most places coach you on this. Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a massive list with every possible category you should consider.
My other tips for registering are to wear comfortable shoes, go after lunch (so you aren’t hungry), and have patience. Its a multi hour ordeal and its exhausting (or at least it was for us).
Post # 5
I pre-gamed at the store and wrote down the brands of pillows. towels, etc that I liked, then registered online. I did that so that I could look up reviews on the products before registering for them. I spent 3-4 days going through all the products, making sure they were the best for the money, that they were good quality, etc. I had a specific price-point that I didn’t want to go over, so that helped me narrow it down a lot.
I printed out a registry checklist and then went a crossed out the things that we would never use (like a salad spinner, wtf?) then just went down the line and picked out the things that were left. I registered for a lot of bakeware, cookie cutters and fun baking stuff because I love to bake and do it all the time. A KitchenAid is a must if you cook or bake a lot! It’s the one item on the registry that I am PRAYING someone buys me. My mother has one and I am obsessed with it.
Post # 6
Take your time and don’t be afraid to ask for things you don’t necessarily “need”. Think of it as a wish list. Get your necessities but have some fun too. I would recommend staying neutral with stuff you are going to have for a while so it will still match if you move or change decor.
I started by thinking about all the times I stood in my apartment wishing I had something. Like man, I wish I had a sharper knife. I wish I had a dustbuster. I wish I had a bigger mixing bowl. I wish I had a maid.
Ok, maybe not that last one, but you get the picture.
Post # 7
Wow, thanks so much for the great advice. And @zipplylef – (I don’t know how to tag??) but it’s funny you mentioned the KitchenAid, I have been debating whether or not I should register for it, but it seems most on here LOVE theirs, so it’s definite persuasion . I think I’ll love it though, I love to cook and bake!! And I’m totally registering for a salad spinner, I have a crappy plastic one now, but I use it a lot!
I appreciate all of the advice, I think it really helped! I’m excited now!! Thanks!!