(Closed) They registered for WHAAAAT?! (Registry etiquette question!)

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’ve seen videogame systems on people’s registries. Plus, I would think it’s cool to put together a DVD basket as a wedding gift.

My mom gave us a Wii, lol. You never know who’ll buy it! Maybe HIS buddies will go in on it.

Registry stuff can be SO girly sometimes…dishes, cups, etc. Sometimes it’s good to have a little fun stuff.

Plus, who do you think will buy this stuff? Nobody has to

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m not sure I understand why you wouldn’t register for those things.

Our registries include all kinds of stuff, camping equipment, sewing machine and supplies, wii + wii fit + wiimotes + games, several bottles of wine, board games, etc. plus some kitchen and houseware stuff to flush out what we already have.

The point is to help you make your house a home, right? Well, all of those things do that!

Post # 5
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i think the GPS system is fine..the camera is iffy, and everything else is a little strange. does target offer discounts on things that were left on the registry? maybe that’s why they did it?

Post # 6
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would let him register for whatever he wants within reason. I let me Fiance register for a BluRay player, phones, printer fax, etc. things that can be used for the house and your new life together. I might not have him register for DVD, but how about outdoor games. Maybe you can find a happy medium.

Post # 7
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t think a camera is an iffy registry item, especially if the couple is vocal about wanting to start a family. A camera is a must! Also, we received a wii and a couple of games (both for wii, and board games) – also a normal registry item to me, since you play them and spend QT with your new spouse.

Post # 8
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

heehee, the binoculars is kind of funny to me, but i think those registry items are just fine. also, if it’s a way for him to get excited about the registry/wedding, then all the more reason to let him have his fun, as you’ve suggested. if it’s all traditional/home stuff, maybe he wouldn’t be as excited? i say go for it!

Post # 10
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I don’t think it’s a big deal. We plan on registering for Beatles Rock Band!

Post # 11
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am with you on this one. I have been a guest at a wedding where they registered for a Wii Fit and when I saw that I was offended. The things he added sound more like birthday gifts than wedding gifts. The DVD’s are the least appropriate of the things you listed, in my opinion. When I buy a wedding gift for someone I intend it to last thier lifetime, and electronics just don’t last very long. I would be shocked and offended if I saw those things on a wedding registry.

For reference, I am 30 but very traditional when it comes to weddings. I guess the real answer is that you can put what you want on there, but be prepared for older/more traditional guests to be offended by these items. Younger or less traditional guests probably won’t mind.

Post # 12
44 posts
  • Wedding: January 2015

Hmm, I might put a Wii on my registry…

Post # 13
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it’s kind of funny.  The last wedding I went to, I picked out the weirdest stuff I could find on the registry on purpose.  That ended up being a fire extinguisher and step ladder.  I wrote in the card that I assumed these were for use in the bedroom. Hehe.

Post # 15
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

registries are supposed to be for stuff you actually want – so if its a Wii or a flat screen – so be it. you dont have to only register for towels and china 🙂

hes fine – and it will help when yall get presents that not everything is somethign that he will never use or deal with.

Post # 16
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@snmcdowell – I understand where you’re coming from, but I think times are different now and there just aren’t as many things people keep forever.  I bet they keep their wii longer than a rubber spatula – but no one blinks at spatulas being included.  Most couples buy new sheets every 5 years or so, but linens are a registry classic.  I think a camera lasts as long as a blender (god knows those don’t last a lifetime anymore), and you’ll use it just as often.  And in any case, I’m not sure I’d understand why these items would offend you on a registry.  If you don’t like what they’ve registered for, you can always go off registry or just write a check.  I might not understand everything on a couple’s registry, but I’m much happier to see them registering for things they’ll use than for china or crystal that will sit in a cabinet for 50 years.

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