(Closed) What are you registering for?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes we have a lot of things. We’re hoping to upgrade a few things though, like pots and knives!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

What about high quality towels and sheets? You never think you’ll want super nice towels and sheets until you get them, and then they change your life 🙂

We also registered for a nice down comforter and down pillows. I’m in love with them.

Try to think of stuff you normally wouldn’t buy yourself, but you kind of want and think you’ll really like/use.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Fancy knives, definitely.  Possibly some new pans, definitely a multipot.  Maybe a Kitchenaid stand mixer, and a few other pricey things I expect no one to buy.  Probably a few odd tools, a grill, and I guess if we are still in the house, a snow-blower?  

There’s a Sur La Table in the mall near BF’s family, I will probably have a registry there, just because it’s such an awesome shop.

We live together, so we’ve got most everything, and when we bought our house, the sellers left us the other half of most everything.

At this rate, I’ve got plenty of time to figure it out. :p

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re also looking to “upgrade” since we’ve been living together for over 2 years. New towels, sheets, silverware. And then some random things: Wii (if someone wants to get me one, I won’t say no!), home composter, blu-ray player, wine accessories, hangers, laundry hampers, and gift certificates.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We have pretty much everything too–and we just upgraded our pots/pans and bought another set of sheets and towels

Our registry is mainly serving stuff—both casual and formal (we went ahead and added china even though I’m not sure how much of it we will get)

A couple of additions to our cookware like a griddle pan & roaster

Additional glassware like double old fashioned glasses and pilsners

Random unnecessary kitchen electrics–wine fridge, ice cream maker, fondue pot, and electric knife

Finally- matching bathroom stuff. Not that exciting but maybe it will be nice to have a set for once

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

BF’s mom implores that I register for china, crystal, and silver.  She says that if I don’t get it now, then it’s likely that I won’t get it.

Maybe I’ll find a nice crystal and silver cake serving set.  I would use it every day.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are registering almost exclusively for kitchen and cooking items, because we cook every dinner from scratch together, and the kitchen is where we spend a lot of our “bonding” time. We too have lived together for a number of years, so we’re not starting out – a lot of our registry items are “upgrade” or “dream” items.

We’ve registered for some awesome All-Clad pots and pans, a La Crusette (sp?) dutch oven, and a cool yellow kitchen aid mixer. I don’t know how much I’ll use the mixer right now – but definitely know it’s something I will be using once we have kids. Also registered for a set of Global knives, and then some small kitchen gadgets, more hand towels and high-quality oven mitts, and some pretty large serving bowls, and flatware.

Our registry isn’t large, and we won’t “go without” if we don’t get an item – but they sure would be awesome to have!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Fiance and I own our home, and have lived together almost 4 years (like, the anniversary is in about a week).

So we registered for nice bedding, better towels, an upgrade in some pots and pans, attachments for the KitchenAide, new glasses, crystal wine and water glasses (no need for champagne or white and red, By The Way, IMO). Most importantly, though, in my mind:

CHINA!!!

So excited. I registered for Lenox Chirp, which I plan to use everyday, and Waterford Jaipur, for the formal pattern. We are buying a new dishwasher soon, so I think using fine bone china with a good dishwasher will be awesome. I also love dinner parties, so I am excited about having formal china.

Buy some fun serving items and upgrade other things (especially sheets, you’ll never buy yourself 400+ thread count sheets, but wow!).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Since we’ve both lived on our own for years (we’re late 20s) and will have lived together for 6 months by the time we get married, we skipped a lot of the traditional registry stuff, especially the smaller bridal shower-type gift itesm (measuring cups etc).  Unfortuantely a lot of our registery items are on the expensive side since it’s the priceier larger items that we never bothered to by for ourselves thus far.  We’re asking for the nice china, expensive stand mixer, espresso machine…I’m hoping maybe people will pool together and go in on something?  We def have items in the $20-$50 range, but unfortuantely not many.  Also, since space is an issue living in a tiny NYC apartment, as much as I’d love to register for various cutesy fun-shaped pans, holiday serving dishes and novelty items like that, we don’t have the space to store them the other 364 days of the year.

At the end of the day, I’m expecting most wedding gifts to be cash.  I always give cash, and the friends I’ve asked have said 90% of their gifts were cash.  Then we’ll go by our own espresso machine=)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

There’s always the opportunity to upgrade on things.  Like cookware, cutlery, sheets, new towels, etc.  Things that will be long lasting quality and that you will need no matter what. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’ve lived together for three and a half years now (and bought and built a home together a year and a half ago). We are also both huge foodies, so we have most everything kitchen-related (including awesome Wusthof knives and two KitchenAid stand mixers!). We bought our own everyday china and flatware. We’ve also always bought good quality housewares, bedding, towels etc.

That’s leaves us with almost nothing to register for! I think we’ve decided to register for good china (first we need to find a pattern we both agree on) and a couple new Le Creuset pieces (specifically the dutch oven!).

We’re secretly hopeful that our small-ish registry will equal more monetary gifts 🙂

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