(Closed) Registry- What you can and cant register for?!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

From what I understand, everything goes today in terms of registries. A lot of brides are straying from the traditional “housewares” registries for honeymoon registries, etc. My Fiance and I have a registry at Sears specifically for Craftsman tools, we also have a registry at Target and Thinkgeek.com. If you need stuff from Home Depot, then I would go for it. 

 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

definitely go for home depot or lowe’s! i know at least one has an actual registry program, but i can’t remember which. basically anything goes for registries today, as long as you’re not straight out asking for money. i would do home depot/lowes and bed bath and beyond to get towels, sheets, and other upgrades.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would stick with registering at the traditional places, but keep it small, and spread the word that you want gift cards to home depot or lowes.  We just bought a house and need a ton of stuff from those stores, but the registry is VERY user un-friendly, so I thought it would be too inconvenient for people.  We’re registering at crate and barrel, sears and macys, and spreading the word that we want giftcards to buy furniture.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had the same idea.  I checked both websites (HD and Lowes) and neither seems to have a registry.  I should ask at the store, we’re spending enough time there, haha!

@kitzy: Was it either HD or Lowes that you remember having the registry?  How did you find out about this?

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Register for anything you need or want! you never know what people will buy you. My Future Sister-In-Law got a 42 inch flat screen. I would just make sure you register for things in EVERY price range…my most expensive registry is my dyson ball vaccuum at $400(come on family! buy it for me)  and the cheapest i think is placemats at $4.99.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@sassy4: i also tried to register at a home improvement store for the fI i knew he woud want some tools and stuff but it doesnt seem like anyone has them…I registered at BB&B and Target.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It definitely drives me a nuts that my sibs got married early (22) and they got everything they needed to outfit their houses then.  I’ve been slowly accumulating things from my own purchases and lots of christmas/bday presents.  I’m now 31, not yet engaged but just moved in this weekend with my bf of 2.5 years.  By the time I eventually get married I won’t need anything at all because have a full kitchen/linens etc.  (Two sets actually, at the moment until we finish consolidating, though his stuff is definitely not as nice.)  It’s gotten to the point that I’ve even tried recently to avoid certain purchases thinking “well at least that’s something that could go on a registry” even though it’d be far more useful now.

I always respect friend’s requests (subtle or not) for cash because I know that’s what they truly need and that’s what I’d want in their situation.  Wrote checks in a few cases, bought off the honeymoon site once and will be getting a home depot gift card shortly.  Do one traditional registry and one where you really want it.  Good friends will understand, traditionalists will still be able to get you the standard items.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think a HD or Lowe’s registry is a really great idea. I’d love to buy someone a pretty light fixture or some beautiful cabinet knobs. I don’t think it’s any different than buying someone a waffle iron or a vacuum cleaner.

If you can’t do an actual registry through HD or Lowe’s, you might try doing a registry with Amazon and get their universal wishlist button. This explains it….

http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/universal

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@AprilJo2011: i don’t remember, but i’ve seen it on the boards a lot.

sears also has some home-improvement type things, so that’s another good option.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sassy4: I have several friends who registered at Home Depot and people loved the idea of it since everyone knew that already had most of the traditional items. You should also register someplace more traditional for those guests who would be much happier trying to buy you guys your 4th toaster 😉

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know as a guest going to a wedding I am happy to purchase something that the couple needs and wants! If you needed a light fixture I would buy you a light fixture lol

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sassy4: you can register for whatever you want. It’s suppose to be a guideline of things you want and need. Plus, a lot of places offer you a discount on items left on the registry so a lot of people put big ticket items on them to get the discount in the end. I’ve seen monopoly games, ice skates, couch pillows, and ice scrapers. Some people are easily offended. They can get something off registry if they want, but don’t let people tell you that you can’t put certain stuff on a registry. I mean, I would leave the adult DVD’s off…but hey, you may have that kind of guest list that would be okay with it. ^_^

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would agree that you definitely should register for whatever you want/need! I would say this though- People really like to buy you “fun” things. Our shower is Sunday and it wasn’t until today that anyone bought us any towels or sheets. The “fun” stuff goes first so I just wonder if people would be less inclined to buy these and instead gravitate toward the more traditional things. I still think you should register for what you need I just thought I’d fill you in on my experience!! Either way, have fun! I loved registering 🙂

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