Post # 1
I am having a hard time with registries at this point. We have everything we need and therefore decided to have a honeymoon registry to help us do a few extra things on the honeymoon and to help us fix up the house.
I know I still need to make a registry for the Bridal shower (in three weeks) and for those who like to give gifts for the wedding so I started one at Target. I put a few things on there like a new toaster, a bed set, some storage options, cookie sheets, etc. But I can’t really say that I would be excited to get any of that. What would excite me is the ability to start working on redecorating the house, but I am not going to register for specifics for that because I’m not really sure what I want and I don’t want to have to register at 10 different stores.
What are some good things to request for the Bridal Shower?
Post # 3
I am in the same situation you are. We also did a honeymoon registry. For my bridal shower I have gone with three different stores: Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond and Crate and Barrel. I looked for things to use when I entertain (which I hope to do in the future) like little bowls for snacks, serving plates and cheese knives. I also registered for some very nice wine glasses that could easily replace the plain ones we have (which are fine but not fancy). I also put in some cooking items like a hand blender. It wasn’t easy but it is not for a lot of people so you don’t have to think up too much. I know these things will not excite you like the honeymoon registry. That’s why, for us, our honeymoon registry is on the wedding website and the other registries will only go out for the bridal shower.
Post # 4
I never thought of not putting the other registries on the website. I might try that and see what happens. I’m just afraid people will buy us stuff that we really have no interest in or can’t use and we won’t be able to return it. My thought was that if they insist on buying us something, at least it will be something we need/want. But if they don’t have the option, maybe more people will give cash. But I still want to think of something better for the bridal shower registry.
Post # 5
Have you tried a Universal Registry? Like Amazon or Wishpot? This might help avoid the “registring at ten places”
Post # 6
Some things I didn’t necessarily need, but was glad to have were:
a water filter (or refills if you have, as they can be expensive)
fire/water-proof safe (for important documents)
ice cream maker
carbon monoxide detector
extra sheets & bath towels (you can always use these!)
airmatress (?? for guests?)
portable space heater
Post # 7
I’ve heard of another site that is like a universal registry but you redeem your gifts as cash so you can purchase them later, SimpleRegistry. This might help with your home improvement and decorating ideas.
I found this registry that may be helpful.
Post # 8
I’m in the same situation, we’ve lived together for 1.5 years now, so combine we’ve already gotten rid of and upgraded most everything we need. I have towels on mine (can never have enough new towels), luggage, luggage tags, picture frames, “mr. and mrs” flip flops, can koozies for the reception, luggage tags (all from Target).