Post # 1
We’re planning on doing a honeyfund as well as a tradtional registry for our older or more traditional guests.
Here are the problems I’m running into:
1. we have a lot of stuff and I realize we can upgrade but we’re just not stuff people, hence to the honeyfund. there are not that many things I can think of that we need/want
-nice wine glasses
-wine rack that holds stemware
– food processor/blender contraption nothing fancy or too large (we have a small kitchen)
I feel silly registring for only a handful of things on one and then honeyfund on the other. I don’t want to get too wild on either one but my girlfriends have advised to have both because people want to give things to you to celebrate your marriage no matter how long you’ve lived together.
What do you think would be a nice addition? Something you’ve found useful?
2. I’ve found a wine cabinet thingy that looks nice and will fit in our space (it’s limited) and will hold stemware as well as wine bottles.
-problem 1: it’s pricey at $239, do I put it on there or register for a cheaper one that sort of works?
-problem 2: that is the only item at that store that I really think we would like/need. what do i do?
3. if I were to use myregistry.com for the one item and add items from crate and barrel would the completion discount be void for crate and barrel?
4. any other suggestions on how i make this work?
Thanks in advance bees! 🙂
Post # 3
@notbridey: register for sheets and towels – you can never have too many and it’s always nice to have fresh ones. Also, how about artwork or little home decor accents? What about new pots/pans or new flatware? These are the things we needed to upgrade/get a lot of use out of, so it was worth it to register. We also didn’t have a lot of serving pieces when we had company so we registered for a lot of that type of set too.
I think the $239 item is fine to put on there as long as you have a range of prices.
Post # 4
For your wedding registry I would definitely include the wine cabinet you want, you do not want to settle for something you kind of like. Therefore if someone buys you the gift it would be a nice treat. As the other post says its fine to to include the $239 item as long as you have a range of prices to choose from.
As the other concern you have I would include the limited stuff items you would like or can utilize like maybe a new dish set or towels, things you can always utilize. I would not go crazy with the registry if you are not stuff people, but you can have a selection of items people can choose from. If people dont see anything they would like to get you on your registry, they can simply contribute to your honey fund.
Post # 5
I had the same issue. We live together and have just about everything.
Since you sound like wine lovers, how about a wine carafe? We also registered for a picnic basket. Find some “just for fun” things…. things that you will use on future adventures. We also registered for Cards Against Humanity, for future dinner parties 🙂
Post # 6
the wine carafe is a great idea. We got a rabbit (wine opener) that we love! Also, could register for a wine aerator and maybe a mini wine cooler?
Post # 7
Like you, I had a lot of household stuff already. Since we both had our own homes, then consolidated to one house.
i registered for a lot of crystal serveware from Macy’s. I’m glad I did. Though I don’t use it too much, I know I’ll always have that stuff…and being wedding gifts they are much more special to me.
My only recommendation would be to not register for stuff just to pad the registry. You’ll probably end up with a nice mix of gifts and cash. We did. My registry wasn’t big at all, but there were still things left on it…
Post # 8
@MrsWBS: sheets and towels are a no go. my mom and aunts like to gift those for Christmas presents so I have mounds of them. I like the suggestion of artwork or home decor…we’ve been talking about having some photos framed…so frames would come in handy. I like most of the pans we have currently. They are hand-me-downs from my mom and I have to pat her down every time she visits because she misses them so much! And my brother is visiting currently and he’s eyeing them. So I’m never parting with them! I was thinking about nice steak knives but they are so pricey it makes me nervous.
@adynan13: excellent point. I would really like to keep it to the two registries. How do I do this? if I want wine glasses from Crate and Barrel and the wine cabinet from World Market? Do you think myregistry is the way to go?
@RiverBride13: wine carafe sounds like a good idea. I feel like adding something whiskey related (high ball glasses) would make the fiance super excited…although I think he’d prefer whiskey as a gift than glasses. As for CAH….we’re going to play it again with friends on Christmas Eve. I play a pretty mean game of Apples to Apples but CAH made me feel like I was scum. Didn’t help that I came in 2nd. 😉
@MrsWBS: wine cooler, wine areator. noted. this is why I came on to ask you guys! GENIUSES ALL OF YOU!
@JaneyDcat: I don’t want to register for china or crystal because I will get some eventually…plus it will likely end up in storage for a bit because we’re going to live overseas again and I wouldn’t want to ship things multiple times. Yeah I definitely don’t want to pad the registry. I just feel silly for putting 4 or 5 traditional things on and then the honeyfund.
THANK YOU BEES! If anyone has any other suggestions or has a good idea about where I should register… mainly crate and barrel vs. myregistry vs. some other excellent store I will GLADLY take suggestions!!!!!
ahhh this feels good y’all are so helpful!
Post # 10
@notbridey: I have seen at some weddings where there was two registries, as long as you do not go more then that I would include both or is it only the cabinet at world market?
Post # 11
only the cabinet is at world market. the ones at crate and barrel are nice but just too big for our space. womp womp.
Post # 12
I included a $400 vaccuum and a $300 pots & pans set on my registry. So I think the wine cabinent is fine.