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#1 Maura

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:30 PM

We're finally registering this coming weekend and I have gotten lots of (unsolicited) advice from (mostly) relatives and a few friends on what to register for since we're just under 6 months away and I have some showers coming up. So I thought I would ask you ladies, since you probably know better than all the busy-bodies giving me advice....

Question for the marrieds:

What were the best gifts you received from your registry? Anything you were iffy about registering for but in the end, glad you did? What do you use the most? What do you use the least? What do you wish you had registered for but didn't?


Question for brides-to-be:

What items from your registry are you (and your FI) most looking forward to receiving?

Question for everybody:
How many places did you/will you register at?

#2 Yari

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    Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:37 PM

    We are registering for pots, pans, china, flatware, stoneware, kitchen gadgets, linens, etc.

    We are going to register at Macy's, Crate & Barrel & Williams Sonoma. Macy's has a great list online with suggestions. Also, Crate & Barrel and Macy's are having bridal registry parties throughout this month and next month. We are totaly doing them to get free stuff.

    #3 jajajaja

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      Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:39 PM

      What's a bridal registry party? And can I drag my FI to that?

      I still haven't registered. AHHHHHHHH!!
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      #4 Jenn79

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        Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

        Our favourite gifts were our casserole dishes, and Turquoise Kitchen Aid mixer. We use the casseroles all the time, and I've wanted the mixer for as long as I can remember. It makes baking so much easier! I don't get as much time as I would like to bake, but when I do, I tend to make a day of it and the mixer allows me to do more in less time.

        There's nothing I can think of that I wish I had registered for. Maybe more towels. I'm of the opinion you can never have too many linens.

        As for iffy items, again, nothing really comes to mind. We went for practical things we knew we needed and would use, if not regularly at least on a semi-regular basis (ie: blender, snack trays).

        We only registered at one place (The Bay), and it was more than enough. Funnily enough, my (now) husband didn't want to register anywhere, he felt like it was greedy to make a list of things we wanted. But when we got down to it and he had the scanner thing in his hands, he had the time of his life. I think he just liked being able to play with a new gadget for a few hours.
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        #5 pryzeless

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          Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

          We just did our first registry yesterday. We registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and I am going to look at Macy's tomorrow. My FI wants Home Depot too.

          #6 Maura

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          Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:11 PM

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          Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
          What's a bridal registry party? And can I drag my FI to that?

          I still haven't registered. AHHHHHHHH!!
          At Crate & Barrel, they open the store early (between 9-11 am) and you have to RSVP in advance to the 800 number, but they have drinks and appetizers and sales people to help you figure out what's what and how to register and junk. And they give you a free heart shaped candy dish! You can DEF drag your FI, but I was at C&B yesterday and they told me lots of girls come alone or with their moms or best friends. I'm doing the one coming up this Sunday.

          Here's the info:

          A Wedding Party ℠ in your honor.
          If you’re about to be married, we’re throwing a party in your honor. Bring your partner, or your friends. Enjoy great food, drink, romantic music. Get advice, get a scanner, get your registry started. And when you create your registry at a Crate and Barrel Wedding Party℠ Event, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of our Gift Registry Guide, and your first gift in our signature black and white box—a brilliant handblown glass Heart Bowl. To find store dates and times for a Wedding Party℠ Event near you, go to crateandbarrel.com or call 800.996.9960.
          http://www.crateandb....ientation.aspx

          #7 Yari

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            Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:13 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
            What's a bridal registry party? And can I drag my FI to that?

            I still haven't registered. AHHHHHHHH!!
            Yes of course, I am. Macy's is doing one also.

            #8 jajajaja

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              Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:18 PM

              Drinks and Apps! Of course I can get FI to go with that. We don't have a crate and barrel close, but we do have a couple Macys. I think I'll try to find that party. How fun!
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              #9 Janet

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                Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

                I think my favorite things are the classics: gorgeous white everyday dishes from crate & barrel, nice pots and pans and knives, linens and towels. The things I don't love as much as the "extras" that you get sucked into thinking are cool but we don't use all that much: the pizza stone, the misc gadgets, stuff like that. We did get a Dyson vacuum and I absolutely love that thing.

                #10 Yari

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                  Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
                  Drinks and Apps! Of course I can get FI to go with that. We don't have a crate and barrel close, but we do have a couple Macys. I think I'll try to find that party. How fun!
                  Williams Sonoma is also doing one...




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