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

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 92
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oi! I think, like most people here, that you can register for whatever you want! 

My fiance and I went to Target and Crate and Barrel for our registries. 

The most expensive item on our registry is an 800 dollar book case! I know, but we saw it and we fell in love with it–I doubt anyone would actually buy it, but we thought “eh, what the hell?”

We are both cartoonists so we asked for a nice scanner/printer combo because both of ours has gone down the tube. We also asked for a camera (since neither of us have really good cameras (they are like 10 years old and lag terribly)) and we asked for an extra Wii controller [because the system only comes with one (which is silly because it’s intention is to be played with family/in a group)]I already have Wii Fit and the Wii so we didn’t need to ask for that, and he has an Xbox and a PS2. 

I don’t know, I found myself not knowing what else to put on the registry–Target says we need about 160 items to cover everyone, and we are not even CLOSE to that and I’m running out of ideas!

Either way, just register for what you want, not everything needs to be purchased and there will be something else on the list for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money!

Post # 93
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617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We registered for nice household stuff, but we also have a lot as we’ve been living together for 2 years. Fiance already bought me a KitchenAid mixer, I have really nice everyday dishes and flatware, we have 6 or 7 comforters and about 12 sets of sheets, etc. So I didn’t put a lot of that stuff on there. We did put suff on there that was a little nontraditional like camping gear, birdfeeders, etc. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve got the big winner – my FI’s groomsman who is a pain in the ass and has caused all sorts of wedding drama I’ve gotten into elsewhere, he and his Fiance registered for all sorts of weird crap including, wait for it –

a blown glass zebra head art piece that costs $650

i died.

Post # 95
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d rather see a registry with items I think they might actually use. I’m sure I use our Wii way more than any tea set I might be purchased. I’d love to buy someone extra Wii controllers or a GPS.

Post # 96
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor

The GPS sounds practical and the wii sounds fun. We registered for Rockband 2 and it was the best idea everrrrr. #1 we got it #2 we use it all the time! #3 we can use it with company 🙂

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that list is fun and totally fine. I always look for something fun on a registry list to buy the couple, because you know there’s going to be an aunt or someone who will take care of the sheets or the Calphalon.

A family member of mine registered for Diet Coke when she got married.

Post # 98
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Sugar bee

I think your Fiance is on a GREAT idea! You’re registering for things you normally can’t buy yourself. Also, You know you’re going to use 1,000+ times anyway…Personally, I’d use a Wii/fit more than a set of China anyway. On the same note, I’d use a great set of pots and pans or knives more than a vacuum. It’s all about YOU and FI!

Post # 99
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For us, we have been living together for 4 years, and have just about everything we want, as far as “home” stuff goes.  We decided to register with a little iffyness about it for a flat screen tv.  I am now thinking it is really not that bad of an idea, alot of other people order 600 vacuums!  Hell register for what ever your heart desires, its your wedding!! OH and I registered for a case of Red Bull.  (that stuff is pricey)

Post # 100
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess I’m a traditionalist at heart. We didn’t put electronics beyond a vacuum and digital picture frame on ours.

However, to each their own. We certainly have our own frivolities (Michael Aram picture frames, Annieglass matzah platter, etc.)

Would I mock you if you registered for a Wii/camera/DVD player? No. Would I buy it? Probably not, but I might give you a gift card to that store so you could buy it yourself, and then everyone would be happy.

I dunno … I just like giving china/crystal type gifts. It’s so wedding-y.

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like it!! That’s what my FH and I did :] I saw things like that on one of my friends’ registries a while ago! It was really fun putting together a big basket full of DVD’s, popcorn and candy!!

Post # 102
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

haha…i think its totally fine. my Fiance registered us for a Budha statute because he thought it looked cool….lol men are too funny sometimes

Post # 103
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Fiance and I both had our own house before and we are both in our 30’s…so we don’t need a lot of the traditional items a lot of couples need when they first get married. 

So we are also registering for all that non-traditional stuff we would like/use.

PS:  my co-worker got married last year and a bunch of us from work bought them a Wii with games/accessories…they both commented that it was by far their favorite gift because it was something fun they could do together!

To each their own!!!

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