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

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Lol, binoculars. That is TOTALLY something my Fiance would register for. Thank god we aren’t registering for gifts or we would have things like BBQ, Nail gun, Kevlar pants for motorcycle…a FISHING ROD…yah he’s kinda clueless when it comes to whats acceptable and what isnt.

Camera, thats ok. Wii….a little much, but you never know.  video games, LOL why not?? but the binoculars though…i dunno about that one.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t understand how Wii fit can offend someone. Is it offensive if a couple registers for board games? We registered for things we’re actually  going to use and that includes wii fit. 

@gcwest I do that too! I try to buy $100 – $200 of the oddball stuff that usually gets left behind like the $2 vegetable brush and potholders. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve seen lots of registries with those sorts of items. If someone doesn’t think it’s appropriate, they just won’t buy it.

Basically, there will be something about every wedding that ends up seeming  strange to/offending a guest. Don’t waste time worrying about this.

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it is that weird.  We did not register for anything that will last a lifetime because we have no use for china/silver/crystal.  Both of our parents have sets and we will probably end up with them.  I don’t know if I would even use them, I would be afraid of breaking them.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We registered for a Wii Fit, camping gear and other misc. items at Target. All our stuff at BBB was driven towards our home so the Target registry was a fun way to get stuff that we would use outside the home or for fun!

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

my totally honest opinion… most of that stuff is kind of weird on a registry. i’d feel iffy about registering for it. As a guest, if I saw it on a registry, I wouldn’t care at all… but as a bride I’d worry what people would think. i do think the trend is away from things you “need” (i.e. linens, cookware) and towards things that are “fun”… particularly because a lot of people are getting married when they’re older and don’t need so much stuff bc they’ve bought it for themselves. So I guess I think its fine to leave it on there, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some people thought it was a little strange. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just be glad he didn’t do what my fiance did.  It’s likely we’ll be receiving 10 gift-wrapped boxes of Twinkies on our wedding day.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d feel weird for registering for those, but if you have a completion program, you’ll get percentages off. People won’t be them if they want to buy you something for the house. I did register for a digital camcorder though. My cousins registered for underwear and bump its, among other htings!

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

See I think underwear and bumpits are crossing a line.  It’s not like you both enjoy the fact that your hair has a bump in it!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with those items – but I’d be sure your registries have all the usual suspects (dishes, sheets) before adding them because some guests are more traditional in their ideas of what makes an appropriate wedding gift.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

haha! I know! & I love your new pic btw!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m traditional and I think those items are unappropriate for a wedding registry.  Traditional registry items are housewares and kitchenware that will help you make your new home together.  Some people could argue that a Wii is a houseware, I guess… but I think it would be a strange thing to register for. If I saw those items on someone’s registry, I wouldn’t purchase them… I would purchase a more traditional item, but to each their own.

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@pmerr: Thank you!

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MissAsB: You’re welcome!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A friend of mine had a cousin who registered at Walmart. That was fairly standard in their small town; however, the groom registered for a nose hair trimmer. I’m pretty sure that crosses a line!

As for the question. I wouldn’t think it was wierd to see a registry with either a camera or a gps or a wii, but all three seems a bit greedy to me (though I suppose that would depend on the size of the wedding or the usual gift amount). I’d notice it less if it were mixed amongst “regular” registry items. If thats all thats on the registry, it would probably seem more odd.

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