One of the things I’ve been looking forward to as we’ve been planning our wedding was creating our registry. It’s like a free-for-all in the department store, right?
It was not as fun as I thought it would be. First off, the salesperson who helped us at Bed, Bath and Beyond gave us a little too much help. I expected him to give us the scanner and say, “Have fun! Let me know if you have any questions!” Instead, he guided us around to every type of kitchen appliance and asked, “Do you need one of these? Which one do you want? Let me tell you about all of them.” It got old pretty quick. Finally I had to nicely ask if we could go it alone, and he obliged. Things got better after that, but it was not the best way to start our registry adventure.
So many blenders! So many knives! So many decisions! There were a few things I knew I wanted. Like this:
Mr. Dish and I kept a list of things neither of us had in the kitchen, so when it came time to register we would have a list of tools/appliances we needed. You know how many things were on that list? Seven. You know how many gifts we need? A lot more than that!
We ended up with about 50 gifts on our registry (and a headache) after three hours of shopping. We still need to register for dinnerware, which I have been obsessing over for the past week. Of all the things I’ve daydreamed about, the pattern of my dinner plates was not one of them! (Since we already have a set of vintage china, we decided to register for a set of everyday dinnerware… if
we I can find one we I like.)
I know there are more things we need, but every time I look at the checklists I just get overwhelmed and decide I’d rather do something else. Like vacuum. Or paint my nails.
I’m also toying around with the idea of a honeymoon registry. Because Mr. Dish and I have lived on our own for so long, we don’t need as many things as a couple fresh out of college would. We are splurging on our honeymoon, (HAWAII!!!) and there are lots of things we would like to do while we’re there.
Has anyone out there done a honeymoon registry? Any advice to help me through the endless maze of house-ware horrors?