(Closed) Shower/Wedding Registry help please! :)

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

you would be amazed at all the little things you don’t think about until you need them. My FH and I bought a house in December and we are still thinking of things we need. If you put bigger things on the list, people may get you gift cards….a fe gift cards from the same place = bigger gifts. Take a good inventory of what you do have. I am sure you will think of ten more things you could use.

Good luck.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hmm, can you possibly register somewhere that sells the furniture stuff you want? And put some of it on your registry? You never know, people might chip in togehter and get some for you. Or, you could register for the things you don’t need, check out the place’s return policy, and then exchange all your goodies for the things you really want. Maybe that’s bad but does anyone need to know?? Macy’s puts your returns back onto your Macy’s charge if you have one, so then you could get furniture from there. Just a thought!

Post # 5
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

register, but only register for a few things.  when the list runs out, people will give you cash, checks, and gift cards.  not registering is an invitation for a rooster covered cheese board…true story.  or set up a ‘house fund’ or ‘honeymoon fund’.  there are some instructions on how to do this on weddingbee…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Make sure you have a few things you might want on your registry. In my experience, if you don’t, you’ll get trinkets and stuff that people think you want. You can also put larger items on the registry as well. Would you consider a registry at a home improvement store? That’s another option.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Register for china, silverware, crystal and other wedding things like that at the same place where you want to get your big things. I know it may sound rude, but it is completely ok to just return the stuff you don’t want for the stuff you do need. Also, your mother can discretely tell your shower hostesses that you really are saving up for furniture, etc. They will pass the information along to your guests. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

My Maid/Matron of Honor had a shower for a large item she wanted.  The hostess of the shower indicated on the invitation that it was a "Kitchen Table" shower and everyone brought a card with some $ that they could put toward this big-ticket item that they registered for.  They ended up getting enough for the table and all but 2 chairs!

Post # 10
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Maybe ask for gift cards from a certain place where you want the big things.

Post # 11
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Lowe’s has a gift registry, so that might help with some of the light fixtures, etc. stuff. Otherwise, let mom know that gift cards to other big ticket places might be nice. She can relay this to the guests, or the person throwing the shower(s) can do this. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

We’ve registered for some kitchen stuff and china, but we’re letting people know discretely that we love Home Depot and cash! 

Also, some places (like Williams-Sonoma) do have furniture and I think you can put it on your registry – I would totally buy someone a lamp over a placesetting.

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