(Closed) Registry advice!

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

One of my friends had exactly the same situation as you..At the time of the wedding they were living together for 5 years and already had their own home and even a baby..Their house was already full of stuff…She registered at Bloomingdales; kept some things and returned the rest for the store credit. She told me that she bought some clothes with this credit for herself, and for the baby and her husband; and still has tons of money left. Some people might say that it is tacky; but I don’t care; I think it is better than keeping 3rd set of frying pans and not use them ever. On top of this, a lot of her guests knew her situation and she received a lot of cash gifts.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

What about not having a shower if you don’t need stuff? Why does nobody every consider that?

Post # 5
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929 posts
Busy bee

I registered at Target. I love the store but I do not recommend registering there. They change items each season so by the time people actually started to purchase things they were no longer in stock. Have you thought about upgrading items? Example:  much nicer pots and pans, bedding, etc. We received very nice quality stuff that we wouldn’t have otherwise gotten for ourselves.

Post # 6
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597 posts
Busy bee

We were kind of in the same situation. We had already been living together for about 3 years before the shower. We ended up registering at both bed bath and beyond and crate and barrel and we loved both. We pretty much just upgraded all of our stuff for nicer ones to last us a while. We did get duplicates and ended up with a large gift card but it isn’t a problem because there’s plenty of stuff there that we buy through out the year like kcups and other misc stuff. 

Post # 7
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

We have a ton of “stuff” too, as we have lived together for about 2 years, but we are taking this opportunity to upgrade. You will never get to ask for china, food processors, pots/pans/bakeware you REALLY want, really nice sheets, espresso makers, beautiful vases, etc. I plan on selling our old stuff on craigslist or at a garage sale so we have some cash and get rid of the excess. You might also want to look at a honeymoon registry if you are really happy with your current stuff. With 25 people already asking, you might just have that puppy paid for already. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

We are not having a registry, but I have joked with Fiance that we could register for condoms or toilet paper, two things which are good to have a large supply.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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OakleyAce:  What about an Amazon registry? A coworker of mine and her Fiance did one for more unusual items (board games, camping gear, etc.) and apparently it was a huge hit with their guests. You could also register for more traditional items via Amazon as well (bedding, kitchen gadgets, etc). 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we registered at bed bath and beyond and macy’s and had great experiences at both. we returned things at both places and had no problems. we returned a popcorn maker several months after our wedding because we decided we didn’t like it. we didn’t have a receipt or any of the packaging and BBB took it back, no questions asked. they are awesome!

Post # 12
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595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My fiancé and I are in a similar situation where we have most of the stuff we need. We registered at Macy’s just because we knew some guests just prefer to get gifts regardless. We’re using it as a chance to upgrade and get things we wouldn’t invest in ourselves, like nice china, baking supplies, etc. What we really need is cash, of course, but it’s rude to outright ask for that. So our second registry is at Simpleregistry.com where we can register for anything we want from things, experiences, honeymoon, etc. It pays us what our guests put in in cash which seems like it will be perfect for us.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We have he same issue, have lived together for 3 years and don’t need anything. We decided to use bed, bath and beyond to upgrade. Better towels (current ones are worn), better sheets (we have the cotton tee-shirt type, a finer cotton would be nice), neither of the dishsets we came in with match the house, ect.. We also registered on honeyfund.com for people to give for our honeymoon. We expect family to give physical items and friends to donate. Would that help you? 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Lol nope! I’m sure everyone encounters the same problem so they’re really good with it. 

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