(Closed) I feel weird about registering.

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Imagine what you will need when you live by yourselves and register for those things. Then put them in storage somewhere at home or in a facility until you are able to move. Not having to buy home basics in order to move out will make it possible to move out on your own sooner. Imagine the finiancial burden of not only moving, but also needing your own dishes, cookware, linens, towels, small kitchen electrics, etc. if that all hits you at once. Think about the things of your parents that you use most often in their home and register for those. Are you always using the toaster over? a food processor? a certain pan or pot?

Plus, most people will probably give you cask for the wedding. You’ll get gifts mostly at the shower (if you have one).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Another Bee posted a comprehensive list of things that one could possibly need to start a household…it was so helpful! I used it to help me know what to look for and then I could mark it off after I added it to the registry

 

Kitchen
Knives

–       Knife set (chef’s, paring, carving, boning, bread, tomato, utility)
–       Cleaver
–       Knife sharpener
–       Knife block/ storage
–       Kitchen scissors
–       Cutting boards*

Utensils

–       Measuring cups*
–       Measuring spoons*
–       Liquid measuring cups*
–       Whisk*
–       Masher*
–       Wooden spoons
–       Spatula*
–       Tongs*
–       Vegetable peeler*
–       Citrus juicer
–       Cheese grater*
–       Zester
–       Garlic press
–       Nut cracker*
–       Can opener*
–       Ice cream scoop*
–       Pizza cutter*
–       Skewers*
–       Meat tenderizer
–       Patisserie knife
–       Pastry brush*
–       Mortar & pestle
–       Corn holders*

 

–       Strainer
–       Colander*
–       Salad spinner
–       Fat separator
–       Butter cutter
–       Kitchen scale*
–       Pepper mill
–       Storage // Tupperware*
–       Plastic barware (pitcher, tumbler)
–       Chip’n’Dip*
–       Bottle stopper
–       Salt & pepper shaker*
–       Egg cups
–       Trivets
–       Spice rack*
–       Dish towels*
–       Oven mitts // Pot holders*
–       Aprons*

Appliances

–       Hand mixer // Stand mixer**
–       Blender*
–       Food processor
–       Toaster // Toaster oven*
–       Bread machine
–       Panini press
–       Microwave
–       Slow cooker // Crock pot*
–       Teakettle // Electric water boiler
–       Coffee maker*
–       Espresso machine
–       Coffee grinder*
–       Juicer
–       Waffle iron
–       Ice cream maker
–       Deep fryer
–       Rice cooker*
–       Raclette grill
–       Fondue pot
–       Wine chiller

Cookware

–       Casserole dish*
–       Dutch oven
–       Roasting pan & rack
–       Frying pan
–       Double broiler
–       Saucepan*
–       Sauté pan
–       Skillet*
–       Stockpot
–       Wok
–       Asparagus steamer
–       Omelette pan
–       Chafing dish
–       Pot rack

Bakeware

–       Cookie sheet*
–       Loaf pan*
–       Pie pan*
–       Round cake pans*
–       Square pans
–       Springform
–       Bundt pan*
–       Cupcake/muffin pan (+ mini)
–       Cupcake/muffin carrier*
–       Ramekins*
–       Oven-to-table-ware
–       Pizza stone*
–       Baking mat*
–       Mixing bowls
–       Cookie cutters
–       Biscuit cutter
–       Rolling pin*
–       Sifter*
–       Cooling rack*
–       Cookbook holder

Glassware

–       White wine
–       Red wine
–       Champagne flute/ coupe
–       Specialty (Highball, Old-fashioned, Margarita, Martini, Julep, Brandy, Pilsner, Shot)
–       Everyday glasses*

 

–       Decanter
–       Pitcher*
–       Punch bowl*
–       Beverage dispenser*
–       Cocktail shaker
–       Bar tray
–       Bar tools
–       Ice bucket*
–       Corkscrew
–       Coasters*

Flatware

–       Knife
–       Fork
–       Salad Fork
–       Tablespoon
–       Desert spoon
 
–       Steak knife*
–       Cheese knife
–       Butter knife
–       Salad servers*
–       Serving spoon
–       Pierced spoon
–       Ladle*
–       Cake server*
–       Carving fork & knife

China (12 settings?)

–       Soup plate
–       Dinner plate*
–       Salad/ desert plate*
–       Cereal bowl*
–       Platter
–       Charger

 

–       Sugar bowl*
–       Creamer*
–       Gravy boat*
–       Coffee/ tea pots
–       Teacups + saucers
–       Mugs*
–       Butter dish*

Other

–       Serving trays
–       Serving bowls
–       Serving utensils
–       Salad bowl*
–       Pasta bowl
–       Cake stand
–       Pie plate
–       Tureen

Linens

–       Tablecloths (white & casual)
–       Napkins (white & casual) (luncheon/dinner)
–       Cocktail napkins
–       Table runners
–       Place mats
–       Napkin rings
–       Napkin holder

Bathroom
Items

–       Hamper
–       Weight scale
–       Cups
–       Tissue holder
–       Soap dish
–       Soap dispenser
–       Toothbrush holder
–       Electric toothbrush
–       Shower curtain (+ hooks)*
–       Showerhead
–       Bathrobes
–       Slippers
–       Hair dryer
–       Wastebasket

Bath linens

–       Washcloths*
–       Guest towels
–       Hand towels*
–       Bath towels*
–       Beach towels
–       Bath mat

Bedroom
Bed linens

–       Mattress
–       Mattress pad
–       Bedcover*
–       Duvet // down comforter
–       Sheet set (flat/fitted, pillow cases)*
–       Pillows
–       Shams
–       Throw blanket
–       Throw pillows
–       Bed skirt

* Master bedroom; Guest bedroom

Closet/ Organizing

–       Hangers*
–       Closet organizers
–       Drawer organizers
–       Shoe organizer
–       Storage boxes

Living Room

–       Candlesticks // Hurricanes
–       Decorative bowls
–       Vases
–       Picture frames
–       Art*
–       Mirrors
–       Lamps*
–       Rugs
–       Clock*

Other
Traveling

–       Suitcase
–       Garment bag
–       Duffel bag
–       Toiletry kit
–       Luggage tags, belts

Outdoor

–       Lawn equipment
–       Garden hose
–       Leaf // snow blower
–       Patio set
–       Picnic basket
–       Grill (+ cover)
–       Grilling tools

Cleaning

–       Iron & ironing board (+ cover)
–       Steamer
–       Sewing machine
–       Vacuum*
–       Handheld vacuum
–       Broom & dustpan*
–       Garbage can
–       Paper shredder

Miscellaneous

–       Humidifier
–       Electronics (TV, DVD player, stereo, dig. camera…)
–       Board games
–       Umbrella stand
–       Christmas ornaments, tree skirt

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

OP, most of the things on the list @Jamcnair:  posted will be given to you on a similar list by the registry person at whatever store you go to.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you don’t feel comfortable (especially considering that you live in your parents’ house, which means everything will probably have to be stored), why not just have a smaller registry? Guests will then either give you according to their discretion (which can mean that yes, you’ll receive some weird things), or take that as a sign to give you cash (which you seem like you need!). 

I’m not one to tell you I believe in asking for money–in any form (honeyfund, home construction/mortgage funds, etc. etc.)–it’s just not my philosophy and so I can’t recommend those avenues, BUT I can say that registering at big-box retaliers that have good return policies is a great idea for you. It also doesn’t have to be all linens and china–Sears, Home Depot (and I think Loews) and REI all have registries as well. Also, if you do a registry at a big-box place, some people will also use that opportunity to get you a gift card which you can use in the future. 

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