Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park
Okay, so I know my wedding is forever away for me to already be starting a registry but I just wanted to get a feel for what we might want/need before I make an “official” list. I just realized that more than 50% of the items on the list are kitchen related. I’m worried that I’m not spreading the list out enough in other categories. I don’t want to end up with all these kitchen items and then realize later that I have nothing for the other areas of our home. These pre-set “registry checklists” are throwing me off. Bees, how did you go about registering? What are some of your Do’s and Don’ts? There’s got to be a better strategy here that I’m not realizing. Any advice would be appreciated!
If it’s of any use, I plan on registering at Target and Amazon.
Post # 2
If your list is kitchen stuff, then so be it. Much better to register for the things you actually need than to pick out random stuff that will sit in a closet just because some website said you needed 20% bathroom stuff. No one is going to judge you because you had too much kitchen stuff on there, so long as the price range and the number of choices are appropriate.
Post # 4
Do you live together? Maybe walk around the house and make a list of what you need. Towels ratty? Time for new towels. Then take the list to Target together. They usually give a coupon for the unpurchased items on your list. Some take the opprotunity to get a coupon for a play station or ipad.
Post # 5
I think it’s quite normal for a large portion of the registry list to be kitchen related.
Post # 6
We basically walked through all of the departments at target and said, do we really need this? And we’d write down things that we weren’t sure about and eventually went back and decided y/n. then when we got home, we went around the house to see if there was anything we missed and added it online. Don’t worry if you don’t get everything all at once. You can still add things online
Post # 7
We just walked through the entire store and in each department basically said “Hey, we need that” And scanned it. We don’t live together now and we both live with our families and just bought a new house, so we do need a lot of stuff. Keep in mind that if you are registering at a big store like Target, Macy’s, BBB, you can access your Registry online. So if you aren’t sure if you need something, just add it to the registry. You can always delete it if you decide a week later that you don’t want it. Also remember, sometimes gifts can be about fun stuff that you “want” even though you might not “need” it. Feel free to add decor items like wall art, pretty throw pillows, a beautiful tablecloth, picture frame, or a fancy vase. Those are fun gifts to receive, and many of your guests will enjoy giving you something fun and beautiful.
Post # 8
if you go on Pinterest and look up wedding registries, there are rather comprehensive lists. it also depends on your lifestyle and what’s important to you.
Post # 9
My Fiance and I will be moving to a new state where we plan to settle down pretty much right after the wedding (or maybe even right before). We registered for absolutely everything we need… we just went room by room.. figured out how we wanted to design the room, and then registered for everything that was under $500 in that room.
We know there’s no way everything we registered for will be bought, but that’s no big deal. I like that our guests will have a lot of options. I also like that we have items as cheap as $9 and as expensive as $500. That way people can spend exactly how much they want.
I am currently trying to buy a gift for a friends wedding and they have 3 things registered, all around $150, and none of which I find particularily exciting. I love buying wedding gifts from registries with hundreds of items–I can find a gift that’s very “me” but still something i know they want. I want my guests to have that same experience.
Anyway, after the wedding we’ll get 10% off and we’ll buy the rest for ourselves!