Post # 1
What did you register for? What do you wish you registered for? What should you not have registered for?
What’s the oddest thing you’ve seen on a registry? What’s the awesomest?
Post # 3
My husband and I didn’t live together before we got married, so we needed basically EVERYTHING for the kitchen, along with bathroom accessories, etc. When we first went to register, we were being pretty prudent/frugal (as we usually are), but then when we considered the enormity of our guest list, we realized we really should treat our registry more like a wish list and less like our own practical shopping list — within reason, of course. I’m glad we ended up expanding our registries as we did, because almost everything was purchased off of them even before our wedding!
We did end up buying ourselves a few additional pots and pans and things like that after our wedding, so I wish we would have registered for more there. We didn’t register for china, and I’m still torn on whether I wish we would have.
Overall though, I guess we were pretty happy with our registry experience overall!
Post # 4
@honeyhalo: I haven’t registered yet, because I am still waiting on a ring, but I know that places like Bed, Bath and Beyond have a checklist on their website that is extremely helpful to a lot of people I know who have registered.
I would suggest quality pots and pans. I bought cheap ones when I moved into my apartment last year and I cannot wait to be able to register for new ones.
Post # 5
@Gemstone: Thanks, gemstone. My FI and i aren’t living together either but I’ve lived by myself for many years so I have pretty much everything I need/we need. Although, I guess I could always go for an upgrade~ 😉
@arsing89: Thanks for the suggestion! We thought about BB&B but ulitmately went with Macy’s. But we also created a registry on myregistry.com so we can link things we found online, etc. Def have a really nice set of pots and pans on the registry. 🙂
Post # 6
We’re still debating registering vs. not.
We’re both establised and had separate houses before we moved in together. When we moved in together, we had a lot of doubles of stuff, which we ended up donating. We don’t really NEED anything.
My FI doesn’t want to register, in hopes that we’ll get cash. It’s popular in his social/family circles to give cash at weddings. My social/family circle is pretty traditional WASP (lol) and I think that if we don’t register, we’ll end up with 60 pewter picture frames we don’t want or need. haha
The stragest thing I ever saw on a registry: Spanx (size large) hahaha! It was an ex’s registry I stumbled upon and I laughed my a** off!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I used myregistry.com, which is cool because you can put anything from any online store on one registry – I have stuff from BBB, Amazon, fair trade stores, overstock.com, REI, etc etc.
The weirdest things on ours are a chainsaw and the board game Cards Against Humanity, which is the most horribly offensively hilarious game on the planet. Funnily enough, that was the first thing purchased.
Post # 8
@honeyhalo: Makes sense! We had some friends who recently hosted a registry on Amazon — not everything was maybe “conventional,” but it was kind of fun to get to buy fun things we knew the couple would enjoy!
And you’re right — upgrades can be nice. Or do you need newer and/or nicer sheets or towels or anything?
Post # 9
@LastGirlStanding: Sometimes, if you purchase an item off someone’s registry in the same purchase that you buy something for yourself, your personal purchase awkwardly ends up on the couple’s registry! I wonder if that’s what happened?
Post # 10
@LastGirlStanding: omg! who would put that on a registry? how… TMI! hahaha glad you got a laugh off your ex
@lolot: i shamefully love that game. hahah
@Gemstone: Yes! we need new sheets and pillows. the difficult thing is we don’t know if we’re going to get a new bed and go from queen to king size. I guess I can always just exchange them, right? 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Honeymoon registry was the best decision we ever made. It’s basically a way to get cash so you can save all the money and decide what to spend it on later. I highly recommend Deposit A Gift!
Post # 12
@honeyhalo: True! That’s a good idea!