(Closed) Registering but still living with my parents?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is this weird or okay?
    No home but a registry? WEIRDO : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Great idea, be prepared for your home-to-be : (69 votes)
    85 %
    Somewhat strange, but go for it : (10 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    def register! go ahead and get everything you need while you can get it for free :)e specially if you plan on buying a house in the near future, it will be nice to have all new stuff when you move in and not have to spend any more money than needed.

    think kitchen stuff, and towels, sheets, bedspreads, even vaccuums.

    Post # 4
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I guess I would register for necessities then and not other stuff like KitchenAid Mixers and such. KWIM?
    Where would you store everything??

    Post # 7
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We got a lot of snarky comments at my showers about the fact that we didn’t yet own a home (living in a 1 bedroom rental apartment) but had registered for kitchen and bathroom items. I don’t understand why people felt a need to speak out in such a negative way, but I don’t regret registering. We are upgrading into a bigger apartment that will now fit all of our presents. So at the time I made sure to register for things that would go with any decor scheme which isn’t too hard to do and now all of our stuff will suit our new home.

    Post # 9
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @moderndaisy: thats crazy – just because you rent doesent mean its not your home and want it to be as comfortable as possible.


    OP i agree with registering for necessities only that way you still get stuff you need yet people may be more inclined  just to give you money which ultimately helps in your saving for a house.

    Post # 11
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Traditionally, an engaged couple would be living with their parents and would move in together after they are married.  I see no problem whatsoever with delaying moving into a house for a while!  Just keep the amount of storage space you have at your parents in mind.  You might want to register for the stuff you’ll have for a long time (china, or some really nice everyday plates) and not the cheaper drinking glasses that will take up space.  Register for whatever you really want!

    Post # 12
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    So if you dont own a house you shouldnt register? Thats ridiculous. You are going to need this stuff whether you are in a rental or a real house and even if you dont need it now you are going to need it eventually! Definitely register!

    Post # 13
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think you need to own a house to register but if you live with your parents and dont plan to move out for another 2 years, where will you store everything? By the time you move there will be newer gadgets and better technology available and all your new appliances will seem old

    Post # 14
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I figure most newlyweds aren’t living in their dream home. You need to register for things you’ll use for a lifetime (like that kitchenaid mixer) because the gifts will out last your living situation!

    Post # 15
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just keep in mind that bathroom stuff, decor etc may not fit in with the place you eventually move. I’d only register for stuff that isn’t color or decor-dependent.

    Post # 16
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would register for the basic household items you know you will need and then you can fill in with the more decorative items later when you buy your house. My motto is that if you like something you will find a place for it. My Fiance and I are living in a condo now but it is only a temporary situation but we picked out things that we can move with us when we buy a house. I agree that if people know you are saving for a house they may be more inclined to gift money which is awesome.

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