Post # 1
When I registered, first I chose what I really wanted. Then I realized I needed more diversity in price and type of items.
I know that Williams Sonoma and Bloomingdales have good return policies, so I thought this was a win-win: I could offer guests more options and I’d be able to exchange some things for the items I really need/want.
Now that my registry is starting to get some action, I can’t help but feel sentimentally attached to the items that special people chose for me. Some of them are the items I don’t really want…but I think “Oh, my wonderful history teacher bought me that vase, I could always think of her when I use it…” etc.
Anyone else feel similarly?
Post # 4
I think the sentimentality is definitely there for me. I mean, these people are important to me, and this is the gift they’ve chosen to give me for my wedding. Pretty big deal. 🙂
Post # 5
Honestly, 6 months after my wedding I can barely remember what people gave me except a few select people. I cant remember everyone who gave me a plate or bowl. There were too many of them.
Post # 6
We’ve only gotten one gift so far, but since we registered for a lot of art (we’re only going to have handmade pottery for our dinnerware and such, nothing mass-produced), I can imagine we’ll have a bit more sentimentality going. When someone chooses to give us a plate, it will be sentimental because it will be the only plate like that in the entire world. I don’t think we’ll be quite so sentimental about the other gifts from the mainstream stores we registered at.
Post # 7
We are inviting around 550 people and expecting 320. (Lots of long distance invites for people we know can’t make it). I know I won’t remember each gift, but the ones from our nearest and dearest…I believe I will.
It just changed how I felt a bit about exchanges.