(Closed) Registries are overwhelming. . .

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@madteaparty:  My Fi and I did the same thing last week. He was overwhelmed to say the least lol.  I am glad that is out of the way!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Coral99:  We actually did register for china. I had absolutely no intention of doing so, but FI’s mother and sister (and sister in law) convinced me, and now I’m actually really into it. We registered for Lenox’s Coronet Platinum, which actually dictated where we registered. It was only carried by Dillards, so we set up a registry there, and then we’re also registered at Bed Bath and Beyond. I think we’ll end up setting up a Macy’s registry for the folks in my hometown after my first shower so they have somewhere to shop (my parents don’t have a Dillards or BBB).

Don’t worry, I understand — I registered for a $125 crystal bowl that I fell in love with. Still feel guilty about that one. I also registered for expensive cookware and knives, but we cook a lot! We’re going to get good use out of it, so I wanted good quality stuff, but I still feel guilty about it.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We started our registry in the store (omg 3 hours!!) and then tweaked it online later that night. I’ve made tons of adjustments to everything from bedding sets to pizza peels. I still go back and add stuff that I forgot about, like iron/ironing board, kitchen items, etc. 🙂

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Coral99:  Aww!  Register for the mixer!  Like you said, it is something you’ve been wanting since you were little.  If no one gets it for you, buy it with the completion discount after the wedding. Definitely don’t feel guilty about it.  It’s a classic wedding present!  I went in with friends on one a few years ago, and it made me so happy to give them something so substantial and classic.

I’ve been having trouble coming up with enough mid-range items to register for.  We have a lovely kitchen already, so most of the things we want are upgrades.  It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oops, double post

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Coral99:  Some people believe like 80 items is normal, others believe 100+, it differs. We have well over 125+ things. Register what you feel comfortable registering. I put a dining table/chairs set on ours (we don’t have one). Heck, Fiance insisted on putting a Playstation Vita, a nice camera, and a few other things I would not have thought of. At the very least, if you don’t get those items for your wedding, you can always go back and get it yourselves. 🙂

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cafrinB:  Thank you. That made me feel a lot better. I was so pissed & hurt when she came down on me. It wasn’t as if I was asking her to buy it. :/

 

@Sweet_Tea:  I LOVE when people register for fun stuff like games. That’s surprising to me because I’m pretty traditional when it comes to gifts but fun is an important part of a good marriage. 125? I was feeling guilty at 30! 21 even! Lol! By the way…what’s a pizza peel?

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Coral99:  Pizza peel is that really big spatula-type thing that is used to pull a pizza (or cakes or something else) out of the oven.

 

And don’t feel bad, I have a TON of kitchen items, and I felt guilty putting stuff on there, but after adding board games, electronics, and FI’s stuffed Yoda pillow (he’s a Star Wars nut), I just figured who cares? Besides, it’s not like I’m twisting anyone’s arm to buy that stuff. LOL

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I liked registering in that I knew that I could change things later!  We registered at Macy’s, and they were great.  They just let us loose, told us to ask if we had questions, and we wandered around.  Every once in awhile I’d get overwhelmed with “THIS IS GOING TO BE WHAT WE COOK WITH FOREVER” thoughts, but it wasn’t too bad.  It just was a lot of decision making, and I’m terrible at deciding!  But we got the bulk of it decided, and I’ve done a lot of tweaking online since.

I don’t know how you can resist looking at the registry!  My excuse is that I had better check to make sure things aren’t discontinued (a couple things did get discontinued already, so it’s a valid excuse, right?), and I noticed before Christmas that our Le Cruset Dutch Oven was purchased already – got it for Christmas!  Kind of sad to know what was coming, but we picked it out and plan to buy out our registry anyway, so we’d get it eventually.  

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NowDontLetsBeSilly:  Oh yeah! We have a few items that are popping up as clearance or discontinued, and our wedding isn’t for a good 20 months. I have a feeling I’m going to be changing a few more things on our registry.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NowDontLetsBeSilly:  That’s exactly what I think…”forever”! But then I try to remember what I read on a thread here from a woman in her 50’s that said you change stuff about every 10 years because things wear out, change style, etc.

 

My real goal is to have a few things I can keep forever & pass on someday. 🙂

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