(Closed) Is it tacky to register for a Wii U?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is it tacky to register for the Wii U?
    yes : (80 votes)
    44 %
    no : (102 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    Post # 4
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wouldn’t say it was tacky.  Definitely not the norm, though.  I had friends that registered for a Wii. Not because they expected someone to buy it but becuase they wanted the 10% off that you get on items left on your registry for one day after the wedding. lol.  Go ahead and put it on the registry, just don’t hold out for someone to buy it! 

    If someone gets offended and tells you it’s “tacky” then explain the background about how it’s something you love to play together. 🙂


    Post # 5
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Reminds me, a couple years ago, one of my coworkers had a playstation on registry for wedding and several coworkers were snickersing saying it’s tacky and completely turned off by it. I didn’t think it was a big deal, but I guess others did.

    Post # 6
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Kinda…a friend of mine registered for 2 iPods and I thought that was pretty distasteful. I want to buy you something to help you set up your house, not an entertainment item, you know? 

    Post # 7
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    whaaat really? I am so surprised that all the comments have leaned in the direction of tacky! I guess I knew less about registries than I thought, haha. I kind of thought that registries were a throwback to the times when (all) women (I know some still do this but surely not most) lived with their mom and dad until they got married. I mean yeesh I’ve lived on my own since I was 18 and I’m 27 now. I haven’t yet set up house with my fiance, but when we do, we not only will have all that we need but we will have duplicates of everything! I didn’t wait until getting married to buy dishes and appliances so that is certainly not what we will be registering for. I say, register for whatever you want! Surely you will have younger, more fun, or less traditional guests who would rather bestow upon you a video game console than stemware. What are you going to do, register for a bunch of house stuff and then throw out everything you already own? haha

    Post # 8
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I don’t find it tacky (not completely appropriate, but not tacky). I know lots of people who would find it tacky and be annoyed by it though.

    Post # 9
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Fiance registered We registered for 3-D glasses for the TV, so who am I to talk? :)-

    If you do, I’d just register for the Wii, and not any games. It may turn some people off, but as long as you have a variety of items on your registry, I think it’s fine.

    Post # 10
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Not at all, I’d much rather buy the couple a fun gift they will enjoy together than a placesetting that will sit in a china cabinet and come out once a year!  

    Post # 11
    6247 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I’ve never seen something like that on a registry… but I don’t think it’s tacky. 

    You’re supposed to register for things that you two will use together in marriage.  Wii U seems to fit the description.

    Post # 12
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Eh whatever. I don’t care. As long as you both will you use it and not just your husband….

    Post # 13
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it’s a great idea. It’s something, presumably, that you will use together and have fun with, which is my idea of a perfect wedding present. Absolute worst-case scenario, nobody buys it. Nobody will be concerned by – or even remember – any perceieved “tackiness” for more than a couple of minutes. Forget the fuddy-duddies – put it on there!  

    Post # 14
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    What is possibly inappropriate or “tacky” about that? Sex toys and porn might be best left off the registry, but this is fine!

    It’s no different from registering for a chess set, a checker board, or even some expensive kitchen mixer. If someone doesn’t want to buy it, they don’t buy it. Simple as that. No one should be judging what is on a registry to the point where they would be put off? I find certain appliances that people register for to be giant space-hog dust collecters, but I’m not going to say “Like, OMGs! That’s sooooo tacky”. I’ll buy something that I want to give (which, incidentally, would be a video game if it were on the list).

    Also, in a traditional registry, what is a typical groom going to do with a $500 Kitchenaid mixer, or pink bath towels? Since when does a registry have to only contain girlie things, or things traditionally for a bride? There’s nothing wrong with registering for a few things that are exclusively for one or the other of a couple (though it seems people will only accept that if it’s for the bride).

    It’s no one’s place to judge your taste, or what you like to do for fun.

    Post # 15
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The only reason I can see it being tacky is if guests feel like they should be buying something that was more of a “necessity.”  Really though, i’m pretty damn sure I don’t need the 8234 serving dishes I registered for because they were cute either. (Even though they really are cute, and I’m super excited to use them next time I entertain  . . . in 2013). 

    Post # 16
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    From what I have always dealt/ my personal opinion : Yes.

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