(Closed) Registering is EXHAUSTING!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was hoping it wasn’t as bad as you made it sound as I”ll have to be doing that shortly!  For us, we joined in with someone else and got the couple a $400 gift.  If it was us alone, depending on how well we knew the couple it would go as high as 200-300.  I guess I”ll see what I end up recieving =)  Do you have any tips as to what you might have done differently to make it easier?

Post # 4
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ettalie I made a list of what I wanted to register for so I wouldn’t forget anything or given into the sales people. I also suggest looking on websites and figure out what you want to register for at which store. If you are organized and know what you want the process will be fun and enjoyable.

Post # 5
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@hlayers:  It’s like we’re registry twins, same places (although we just did Williams Sonoma too) and I felt the SAME way.  We got through the small kitchen stuff in BBB and were completely exhausted.  We’ve been refining our registries from home now as we forgot or couldn’t find some things in the store.  I think having a large range, even over $100 is good.  I’ve gone in on expensive gifts in the past with other bridal party members and really good college friends as well.  You never know, and if you don’t get it and want it yourself you get a discount for up to a year!  

 

Post # 6
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807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hlayers:  oh hey date twin!

Oh my gosh it is TOTALLY exhausting. We’ve been working on ours online…but that only gets you so far because some things you just need to actually see and feel in person. I think we’re going to try to wrap it up this weekend.

I’m also worried about having too many expensive items…but we’ve lived together for a long time already and have a lot of basics, so the stuff we want/need is all a little nicer. And honestly most of it isn’t unreasonable–it’s not like we’re adding things that are all $500, it just seems crazy because I can’t imagine going out and buying all these things ourselves.

Post # 7
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@hlayers:  Wow!  You’re quite the over-achiever!  Wink  We had registered at both BBB and Target, but on separate occasions.  We even went back to BBB to edit our registry after reflecting on it a little closer.  ~  I think it’s fine to have multiple items over $100.  Many guests choose to get gift cards, so you can always apply them towards the higher-priced items later.  BTW, you will LOVE everything about BBB!!!  They have the most amazing return/exchange policy!  

Oh, and one other suggestion for all of you.  Register for your pots and pans individually, so that there are multiple items that are around $50 or under.  Then, take them back  for a credit and purchase the box set for cheaper!  

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