(Closed) What did you register for?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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We registered for towels, dishes (Mikasa Italin countryside) and some accent pieces, quality pots and pans openstock (All-Clad and Le Creuset)–that was most of it. Then we put an assortment of gadgets and utensils so that there would be lots of inexpensive items too… I can always use more canisters in my kitchen since we cook a lot from scratch and it’s always good to replace stuff like spatulas with wooden handles often to keep them sanitary.

ETA: we skipped bedding because I’ve been married before and no one bought a single bedding item exacept for one pillow case.. and then we were like, what do we do with this.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Best gift: Shark Navigator Lift Away.  Half as much as a Dyson and better reviews!  We love it.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@miss.wiggums:  That was my experience and my best firend’s as well, but I’m sure some people get their bedding.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We focused on things we could keep forever and/or could follow up to our future home(s) (high quality knives and pots/pans, white dinnerware, etc), and didn’t register for things we knew we’d likely switch out once we bought a house (linens, towels, etc). 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We just did our registry last night, and found it really difficult. We’ve lived in our house for 2 years so we already have a lot of things. We’re going to have to go back and “replenish” it after some showers in the coming weeks…especially since we only managed to register for 35 items (and have a 194 guest list, ha).

Big ticket things we registered for were a Keurig, a steam mop, and KitchenAid mixer attachments. Smaller things were stainless steel cooking utensils, a gravy boat and ladel, flannel sheets, stacklable baking cooling racks…we stayed away from most stuff that would be nice to have, like nice dishes, glasses, and barware because we are seriously renovating our house and have no place to put any of these extras!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We registered for household stuff. Pots and pans, sheets, towels, kichen gadgets, etc. The all important Kitchen-Aid ( i love to bake) Fine china since we want it and can’t afford to buy it ourselves. BB&B has a pretty extensive list of items they suggest you register for… some of which are rather unnecessary of course, they are trying to make money, but it’s a good start. You’re going to be living together right? So think about what you like to do, do you entertain, etc etc and register for nice stuff for your lifestyle now and once you have a house. IE we have a lot of large, casual parties so registered for tons of serving dishes, buffet stuff, grill stuff, etc. If you have dinner parties, you might want extra wine glasses, fancier dishes and serving platters, etc etc. Also if you’re moving remember you can store stuff for a year or two.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We kept the registry simple because I really hate clutter. We registered for a set of plain white dishes (easy to replace when they break!), glasses, some serving dishes (also white, easy to replace!), Le Creuset pots and pans (frying pan, griddle, stock pot, sauce pot), a food processor, an immersion blender, bakeware (rolling pin, cooling racks, baking sheet, muffin pan, and bread pan), a roasting pan, a casserole dish, a new set of knives, steak knives (we live in Texas haha), towels, sheets, and a slow cooker. We didn’t register for china or nice silverware because we’ll eventually inherit those from family. So really, since we’re first-time homeowners and will be moving in together when we get married, we registered for things for a “starter kitchen.”

From everything that I’ve read, the most important thing is to register for things that you really want/need – tons of couples feel pressure to register for “everything” and end up with way too much stuff, especially in the kithen. If you cook a lot, then think of what you have been wishing for to help you out in the kitchen. If you entertain a lot, you may want to register for a large set of dishes and serving dishes for entertaining – but if you don’t then you may only want 8-10 place settings. For us, I cook a lot but I don’t like how gadgets take up cabinet space, so instead of registering for a blender, food processor, and mixer, I registered for a high-quality food processor, and an immersion blender (which is super small and can fit in a small drawer).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@miss.wiggums:  We registered for a whole sheet set.  We were gifted it at our engagement party!  

I personally think splitting gifts up like 1pillowcase, 1 fitted, 1 flat etc would be really annoying to me as a guest.  I would skip those.  But if it were a set i could just walk in and pick up I’d be all over it!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@miss.wiggums:  Yes, I use Pyrex storage containers all the time!!! And my mom gave me a Pyrex 15-piece baking set (with mixing bowls, casserole trays, a measuring cup, pie dishes, and lids for everything!!) that I use pretty much every day. I think it’s this set: http://www.target.com/p/pyrex-easy-grab-17-piece-bake-n-store-set/-/A-13198881?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C13198881&CPNG=Kitchen&kpid=13198881&ci_gpa=pla&ci_sku=13198881

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@icetea:  We put that on our registry too, I can’t wait to get it. Probably the gift I’m most excited about!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We already have TWO homes established (so we’ll need to pare down) and are close to 30, but are doing a traditional registry. And we’re not buying a home, but we’ll still be living somewhere, right? We look at this as an opportunity to upgrade some of the things we have or get splurges we don’t need but would love. Here are some of the biggies:

– New towels (have had the same ones for 10 years, good chance for a refresh)

– Bedding for the King Size bed we recently bought, are kind of using what we already had around and a cheap set of sheets

– A new tent, cooler, air mattress, and some other camping items

– KitchenAid mixer, I really debated on this one but it’s something I wouldn’t splurge on for myself but I know I’ll use it if I get it. It also just seems so classic.

– New coffee pot for Fiance, new toaster, kind of upgrading cheapie small appliances we already own and will pass down the cheapies to a college student or something

– Electric toothbrush for Fiance, I already have one and LOVE it

– Some replacement kitchen utensils, again upgrading

– Plastic tervis tumblers. We have plenty of dishes I love and glassware that matches, but I’ve heard awesome things about these and they are a little pricey for me to buy on my own but the PERFECT price point for a shower.

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