(Closed) What to register for when you have everything?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Im not doing a retail registry. I am doing a honeymoon registry. Just like you, I already have an established home as well and literally cant fit and dont want any more knick knacks around the house.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did a honeymoon registry as well….. i don’t care what people say about it, we have everything we need, we’ve lived together for 4 years. 

 

if you want you can register for a big ticket item such as a really nice camera… then everyone can give whatever amount they want towards that specific camera, or something like that. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we have everything we need.  We are both in our 40s.

We didn’t register at all.  People can just bring a card to the reception if they want to.  

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t have to have a registry.  Have it spread via word of mouth that you’re saving up for a downpayment. 

I’m not starting the debate, but I personally would do no registry at all over a honeymoon registry.  Just my opinion.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t feel odd upgrading.

Some people, no matter what, want to buy you a gift. As long as it’s nice, they won’t care if it’s “upgrading.” Dear Fiance and I are doing a bit of that and donating our gently used items to a women’s shelter that recently opened.

I also added a lot of organizational type stuff to help us store things better since he’s moving into my rather small house.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@jlc3:  We didn’t need much either, we just registered for new pot/pan set, few sets of bedding sheets, new bath towels/kitchen towels, few kitchen items we needed/wanted, and that was it. We received most off our registry and other guests gave $ or gift cards, or gifts of their choice.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbie017:  well then why did you even mention it at all, haha

 

just sayin’

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RockStar33:  Because the two PPs had mentioned it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re not doing a registry either. We pretty much have everything we need already & I’ve purchased “upgraded” stuff for myself throughout the years, lol.  My wedding will be somewhat small- 100 people, so I’m not anticipating weird gifts from people who don’t really know us all that well. To put it into another perspective, I recently went to a wedding & when I checked out their registry, they had Wustoff knives listed. Gifting knives? I thought it was weird, so they got cash instead!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did a small registry and asked our family to spread the word about cash since we were about to move and didn’t want to move a bucnch of things across the country.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we didn’t register at all.  it was a small wedding and we both have been married before.  we got a few smaller gifts but mostly cards with money.  we didn’t expect anything really.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

One of our registries is amazon, which allows a wide range of items. We have camping gear, 3-D glasses for the TV (guess whose idea that was), a travel guide book for our honeymoon, a receiver, AND the griddler with matching waffle plates (that way it’s not “just” a waffle maker).

You could register for a camera and other electronics. Container Store and Bed Bath & Beyond also have organization items. Amazon also lets you add items from other web sites- I have CB2 and BB&B items on ours, so it might be a good fit for you. 

If you don’t need something or it’s not ready to upgrade, just have a small registry- nothing wrong with that. Future Mother-In-Law is spreading word to the family that we would prefer cash, as my couch has seen better days.

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