(Closed) She registered for what?!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@sofialovesmikey:  It sounds like they had no idea what to register for. How embarrassing for them but amusing for us. It made me giggle a bit.

Post # 18
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @gigglebox: Personally, as a Guest I’d have less issue with the $ 80 Dinner Plate vs say a $ 50 Personal Hair Straightener.

For one thing, the Plate is more in line with what a Registry is meant to represent… items that a couple would like to set up house with.

In this case at $ 80 a Plate, I can assume that it would be Couples Fine China that they’ll be using for entertaining and special occcasions.

The Hair Straightener is most clearly only going to be used by one of the duo… the Bride… and it very clearly is a “personal” item.

IMO such things don’t belong a Wedding Registry…

You want a Straight Iron, you buy it for yourself !!

Same with a lot of other stuff Couples register for these days…

If if can’t be used in some way by BOTH of you, then it doesn’t belong on the Registry.  Period.

Again, another thing in the Wedding World, the original intent is lost… and common sense has gone off the rails to be replaced with pure greed.

Undecided *rolls eyes*


Post # 20
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had a friend with a similar registry…needless to say I DID NOT buy any of the video games or $1000 camera. I went to TJ Maxx and got something nice for their home.

Post # 21
2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sofialovesmikey:  I wouldnt flame her too bad….. I think it sounds like her fiance took off and had some fun with the gun lol… but also a lot of places do the registry completion thing…so anything left over you can buy at like 20-25% off…. thats what happened to us. We went to register and the women helping told us to go for anything because we can always get it ourselves later with the discount. We are just married and about to move into a new house were building and we want to get rid of a lot of hand me down things we’ve aquired from our parents….so we went in last month and spent a crapload on whatever we could afford!!

Granted I had a huge variety of things ranging down to a $7 pizza cutter (I think maybe ONE thing that was 250)…but I can honestly say ONE person got us a gift from the registry lol…..2 other people got us random gifts and the rest was money in cards….which we used to buy the stuff no one got us at a discount lol

However in saying that she should have definatly had a VARIETY of prices 50 and less…. that was a bit stund on her part. That makes me think they just had no clue…. if they had a proper variety AND those extras I wouldnt have thought twice because they probably just want to buy it later. Could also be a ploy for cash only gifts.

Post # 22
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

@This Time Round:  I understand that, but i was talking price wise in general. I got invited to her shower and have talked to her maybe a total of 2 times… I’m not spending $80 on one plate and that be all i have in the bag is one plate. lol. I wouldnt get a straightener either even if it was $5 lol. Thats why i said i would get a gift card. lol But i agree people who put an xbox and a hair removal device, have lost the whole meaning and common sense of the Wedding Registry.

Post # 23
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sofialovesmikey:  Lol I’d be getting her a gift card. No way would I put that stuff on a wedding registry. It isn’t your personal Christmas list! I’d LOVE to have a new camera but that’s in no way a wedding registry gift. I felt bad for putting an expensive vacuum cleaner on our registry.. and by expensive, I’m talking $180.

Post # 24
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

Weird, but just ignore the regsitry and get her a nice gift of your choosing.

Post # 25
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPanda99:  I did that – but only with one item, and it was a vaccuum cleaner. 

OP, that’s some crazy couple. I’d be so embarrassed if that was my registry. 

Post # 26
6317 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Sounds a bit ridiculous, but better than the juicer and sno-cone machine they’ll never use.

Maybe they don’t need china and housewares.

Just playing devil’s advocate here, but the only real faux pas here IMO is the volume of stuff they registered for and the fact that they don’t seem to have much in the lower price points. A few big ticket items are fine.

Post # 29
1626 posts
Bumble bee

@lina010:  +1

I’ve seen some people register for some pretty stupid not plain NOT PRACTICAL things.

I only purchase the practical things.  If people want to go crazy thinking it’s CHRISTMAS, well, they are going to be let down when they get their gifts.  It’s not a free for all people!

Post # 30
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

get her the hair removal device and on the card write “for your upper lip”

Post # 31
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

A hair straightener?!!! Really?… A 70 inch flat screen TV?!! Good luck with that one… Wow, that’s the most ridiculous registry ever Yell

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