(Closed) Registering is Overwhelming

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2004

Oh my gosh! YES! I hated it, so did Fiance. I was SO excited about it, I thought it would be a blast. I soon found out that its not.

And after the wedding if ANYONE ever asks me what color towels we should get, or if the flatware goes with my china, or if our crockpot should be digital or have knobs.. I will seriously SCREAM!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We haven’t started yet, but I feel like there’s so much pressure that goes into it. I mean, we can’t just blindly register for what we want, because we don’t want to be selfish. But we’re really into cooking and quality matters to us. So I’m both dreading and looking forward to it at the same time. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow – I’m impressed that you were able to do two stores in one day! My fiance and I were DONE after just Macy’s. I’m still trying to talk him into doing another store, but he’s resisting.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ha ha, we didn’t have fun registering either. Well, we had fun at Target, but only because we had dinner and drink(s) before hand. Nothing like getting tipsy and grabbing a scan gun!

But I totally understand. Its overwhelming in the store, and then you go home and log in online… and the possiblities are even more endless!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We registered just yesterday at BBandBeyond.  We had a good time but it was overwhelming and tiring.  And now as I look at what we’ve registered for I’m wondering what our guests will be thinking.  “Greedy Bride and Groom!”

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Ugh, I am SO not into registering. We’ve lived together for almost 4 years, so it’s not like we need anything. Registering for gifts when you can’t figure out what you need is really stressful.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

YES! it’s like the dirty little secret noone tells you about. we did macys, and although we found some things we ultimately like, i think we’re done going into department stores. we’re going to do our other registry with depositagift.com and shop later.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I don’t where you’re planning to register, but Crate and Barrel has registry checklists that have suggested items and quantities. It was really helpful, even though I didn’t follow it exactly.

As far as formal dishes/casual dishes, I think that’s a personal call. If you think you’re going to have a ton of formal parties, sure, go for the formal stuff. I decided to get a classic white dish that I could dress up or down, since I just don’t have room for china. Just think about the way you live, how much you entertain, and it stops being so overwhelming!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are in the middle of registering and I think it is pure hell. It’s the number one thing FH and I argue about. We bought our house and bought what we needed then – which wasn’t much since our two households blended together pretty well when we moved into his condo. The matching towels, dishes, silver, . . .blah. I’m with you Dana, what do you register for when you have what you need? The only thing I need and want is a leaf blower so I don’t have to spend so much time sweeping my garage and rakeing leaves.

I wanted to register at BB&B but they are closing down stores in our state, including the closest one to us. I’m worried about not being able to return things, personally, but I haven’t looked into how they are doing financially so it could be coincidental.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry it was bad for you!  I only registered for a few things and then we got cash from the rest of the guests.  We already had a house set up so we didn’t need a lot of things.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Yes, VERY overwhelming and me & my fiance already live together!! We’ve gone back pretty much every weekend to update our registry because we feel like we missed out on something. I’d say just go with your gut & get what you think you’ll need…the basics, toaster, glasses, silverware, pots & pans, etc. & a few decorative things. You’ll need all of these things anyway & once you move in together things will piece together a lot better! & you may even be taking a few things back to exchange something, so that’ll help out also after you move in!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Fiance and I were just talking about this! We’ve decided to register at two stores. Target for electronics and a grill and BB&B for towels, sheets, pots and pans, cookware, decorative stuff etc. So, basically Fiance agreed to go to Target with me, but he doesn’t want to go to BB&B since he “trusts my decorating instinct”. And he is a horror to shop with because I like to take my time and consider my options and he’s all rush, rush, rush, so I’m kind of relieved he’ll only be going to one store with me…but is that bad that I’ll essentially be registering at one store by myself? I think I’ll probably bring a friend for support, but still.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’ve been to BB&B 3 times and it’s crazy overwhelming!  We’d pick stuff out, then think about whether we really needed it or had room for it, then change our minds, then think “Will people think we’re greedy if we register for the $80 iron instead of the $20 one?”  We’re going to one of the registry events this weekend at Crate and Barrel, so hopefully that will be more fun.  I agree with having food and drinks beforehand to take the edge off!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Oh no!!!! We have not registered yet, but are starting next weekend.  I have been so excited but now I’m a little..nervous?!  Do you think it would be helpful if we search the websites before going so we have more of an idea of what we like? 

amyb – we’re going to the Crate and Barrel registry event in STL on the 14th!

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