(Closed) True Life: I Like to Judge People's Registries

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Haha I refuse to do a registry for this reason. Not because I don’t want people judge but because I feel like it’s asking people for stuff. If someone wants to get me something they can. But I think I would judge as well.

Post # 3
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Oh man, I am the nosiest of the nosy so I live for that kind of thing, too. My mom instilled in me a love for driving slowly past other people’s homes when it’s night time and they have their lights on just to see what their house is like hahaha. Super creepy, but just harmless nosiness…

Unfortunately, I don’t have any really cringey registry stories… some choices I’ve found odd, maybe, but nothing to make me take notice.

Post # 4
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I absolutely love looking at other people’s registries. One of my sorority sisters is getting married two weeks before my date in April. She and I are constantly texting one another that we’ve added items to our registry and to check it out. I am always pleased to see if someone else registers for things I like because then I can say, “Awesome, this person has their life together more than me but still has super fabulous taste!!” *drinks champagne while browsing shamelessly*

Post # 5
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

rosey1739 :  I don’t understand how a 30-something woman, who had never previously taken any interest in cooking/baking, needs a $400 Kitchenaid mixer, now that she’s getting married.   I’ve seen that over and over. 

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee

Guilty! Not so much what I think about price ranges, or useless items, but rather I think some people pick out the ugliest patterns and colors! 

Post # 9
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

rosey1739 :  the judgy-ness goes both ways. Mother-In-Law got mad that I registered for beautiful and affordable china. We registered for practical stuff (pizza pan…Darling Husband likes to make pizza) and we literally got complaints our stuff wasnt fancy enough. A lot of our guests are in grad school so we were expecting affordable gifts. Someone even said they want to buy me crystal. I have broken so much glass Darling Husband does all our glassware when dish time comes….so the thought of buying me crystal is soon hilarious. Someone did buy us a mixer though. I bake tons, so I registered high quality baking dishes. Everyone bought them cuz they know I’ll bake more!

Post # 10
9536 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

my friends are ridiculously practical.  Never seen anything eyeroll worthy.  

And of course that means that the registry with the most eyeroll worthy shit was mine. 😛 

I loved looking at other peoples registries on Zola to see if there were any good ideas!

Post # 11
222 posts
Helper bee

Ohhhh I totally like looking through peoples’ registries, just out of pure nosiness.  As to whether or not I judge, it sorta depends on the person.  Most of my friends are they type of people who would spend their own money on basic kitchen utensils and small appliances before they would ever spring for more “fun” things or even a vacation, so if they want to register for cat furniture or camping equipment or do a honeymoon registry, I totally wouldn’t hold it against them.  But, I totally do cringe when a couple who never cooks or entertains wants a kitchen aid and a $200 gravy boat, or when it’s obvious that they just went to a store and picked out the most expensive version of every item just because they can.  

Post # 12
18 posts

I once saw a registry with a $200 iron on it. I was baffled…

Post # 13
9858 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Oh yes, I judge people’s registries! Not in a mean way, just in an “Oh, I would never choose that!” sort of way.

I remember, when my husband’s first set of friends got married and we went to buy them a gift he hated everything they registered for! He kept saying “but this version of X is so much better because reasons” or “why would anyone even need this?!” I eventually convinced him that we should still get what they picked, even if they did a crappy job picking (in his opinion). 

Post # 14
580 posts
Busy bee

I too judge people’s registries. I did it with anyone I know who’d gotten married. Being on the other side now that I am engaged, I feel a bit crappy that I judged for simpler things or for registering for so much.

You can view registeries on Zola, ones they feature under “Registeries we love”. Under one couple’s registry is typical items….and then….a taxidermied item.

It is a hippopotamus, specifically it’s head. 

It is $6,000.


I tried to find the link but can’t seem to locate it now – but it is a real item added to their registry! You can add a note to items through Zola but didn’t include anything for this one.

I really do not think this can be topped in terms of bullshit. But hey, I’m here to find out!

Post # 15
1122 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

rosey1739 :  My friend registered for a DJ table.  Ridiculous! 

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