Post # 1
We’re a little premature here but a lot of our parents friends keep asking us and our parents where were registered. I hadn’t even thought of it yet ! I figured we would do it a little later down the road. I don’t even know where to begin….
My questions are where did you register ? – I am completely clueless as to where to register at…For my baby shower it was easy and pretty much one place, baby’s r us.
When did you register ? – we’re not quite engaged yet but it’s only because we’re waiting for ring to get done. The people that do know it’s happening are our parents and the be been telling their friends :-/ Which brings me to my next question…
Did people make you feel pressured into registering asap ? – they know we’re not technically engaged yet but they are rather persistent with us getting registered. I have no issues on registering early I just am not going to do it until we’re engaged (he wants to propose with a ring) and we announce it.
We’re paying for our own wedding and honey moon…I know usually someone else will throw a bridal party but what if no one does ? Can you throw your own bridal party ?
Post # 2
I registered at the Bay (I am in Canada). My Mother-In-Law wanted me to and I didn’t want to. I’m glad I did because we ended up getting almost everything we asked for! It was a huge help.
Post # 3
weightwatchers152: We also registered at The Bay here in Canada.
soon_to_bee_trophy_wifey: My sister really had to push me to register because it does make life easier for a lot of people. Even if hardly anyone buys off of it, you often get a completion discount if you go back and buy the rest of the items off your list after the fact. I recommend registering at a chain store that can be easily accessible to your guests (either via physical locations or online), and that has good reviews when it comes to your registry. For instance, for my baby shower I did not register at Babiess R Us because I had heard nightmare stories about mixups and screwups on friends’ registries.
As for your question about your bridal party, I believe you’re asking if you can throw your own bridal shower, and that is a big no-no around here, specifically because it is a ‘gift giving’ event, and its sole purpose is for guests to bring you presents. In other words, it would look ‘gift-grabby’ for you to host your own shower. If your aim is to just have a nice hang out with friends, and spend the day celebrating together at a spa or something, you can host that yourself. But I would not host my own shower.
But I wouldn’t worry about the shower, because I’m sure someone will host one for you. These days even your family members can host one for you and it doesn’t look gift-grabby to an outsider (it used to be frowned upon for family to host).
ETA: If I were you I’d start my registry soon. No one even has to know that you’re registered unless they ask you or you tell them, but it’s good to get going on it so that you’re ready should someone ask. You might also need time to do some research on what items you want/need.
Post # 4
we registered at Crate and Barrel and Amazon.
Post # 5
We registered at Tiffany & Co and Neiman Marcus
Post # 6
soon_to_bee_trophy_wifey: We registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and JCPenney. We decided on those places due to items we were looking for, and the ease that guests would have accessing the stores.
We first browsed the stores before we registered, to really get an idea of what we wanted from each store. I’d say that was in July, and had our registry 95% completed before our invitations were mailed – which was August 9. Our wedding was October 17.
We never felt like registering any earlier than we needed to , and if people asked about it – we just said that we were working on it, but gave them the names of places that we planned on registering at, and that it would be done by the time invites went out.
No, you cannot throw your own bridal shower. If someone doesn’t volunteer to plan one for you, than unfortunately you probably won’t have one. They’re not mandatory to have.
Post # 7
We registered at Sonoma Williams and Sur La Table.
And yes, I remember feeling like my Mother-In-Law kept asking me about a registry waaaaay before that was on my mind, and waaaaaay before anyone said they were having a shower for me. We had a 16 month engagement and I swear she was asking me about it within a month of us being engaged.
Post # 8
No registry for us, were having a vow renewal. If people want to give us a gift we Wil accept, but is not mandatory as we’re married. For our court wedding we didn’t have a registry also. We used wish pot for our baby shower.
Post # 9
We registered at bed, bath, & beyond for the bulk of stuff and then crate and barrel for some specialty items.
Honestly we could have skipped C&B and been fine. I kind of wish we would have done some ikea items along with the bb&b
Post # 10
We had been living together for 2 years and owned our house for 3 by the time we got engaged so we already had everything we needed.
We registered for Honeyfund and it was awesome. Our families and friends loved the idea so much that several that are now engaged including my brother and future sister in law are doing the same. I have also been invited so several showers coming up (3) where the brides are using Honeyfund and only 1 of them has an additional registry.
For our older more conservative family members on both sides, I had my mom and mother in law point them in the right direction in terms of gifts if they were asked. If they didn’t feel comfortable we told them to just give us whatever they wanted or donate to a charity. We received some china, towels, personalized cutting boards and my aunt got us a really nice waterproof camera for us to use on our honeymoon. It was nice because these things were all a surprise.
Post # 11
soon_to_bee_trophy_wifey: We’re using Thankful Registry so we can just pick and choose stuff from any store anywhere to get what we need. You can al so incorporate honeymoon funds, charity donations, etc. I agree to do it soon. Better have it and receive items you need than to not have one and don’t.
Post # 12
We’ve been living together for a year, so we have most everything we need. We’re registering at BB&B and Target. I just want to upgrade some of the things we have a get some homey pieces that we wouldn’t be able to drop money on right away without some saving. Nothing over $200 really because I don’t want people to spend that much.
Post # 13
weightwatchers152: MsGolightly: serendipityz: We’re going to go ahead and start one right away. Mainly because the older people in our family want it like yesterday lol
We can always edit or add to later on. Now to figure out where :-/
Post # 14
MissJulianna: Honeyfund….that’s really cool I’ve never heard of it
Post # 15
SammiCoJo: We live together in a house he bought 10 years ago and we are moving soon to our forever home. Mostly everything we have is old and stuff from when he moved in so I was planning on buying all new when we moved so if some people buy from it Ir will def help plus I heard you get a discount on things if nobody buys ?