| Originally Posted by ebredhawk |
ABSOLUTELY!!! they were the best... the lady even made us espresso and took us around everywhere. J is a butcher (by day) and she got out all the different knives and let him try them out to figure out which ones were the best. they treat you really really well there.
also, another interesting note... most of the cookware and kitchen accessories at williams sonoma are actually the same price or less expensive than bed, bath and beyond. i did a price comparison and everything to make sure what the lady told me was right.. i couldn't believe it!
so at the risk of anyone thinking that J and i are weird for registering, there are only 2 people (out of 20) that are coming to our wedding that are paying for themselves... my parents are covering everyone else. we also aren't really registering for the wedding so much as the AHR. my brother hardly registered at all for his wedding and some of our family got frustrated so we picked out fun things that we wouldn't buy for ourselves and other small things we don't have. we live together too and already have a lot of the stuff that people typically register for.
and i too would LOVE if everyone just cut us a check! we are saving up for a european trip and buying J a new car and it would be sooo nice to have just cold hard cash! i hate that it's so frowned upon to ask for that... people always say that they want to do something "personal"... well let me tell you... if you give us a check that helps pay for our mortgage or a vacation.. i take that VERY personally!
I should clarify that I don't think anyone is odd for registering at all- some people may still want to buy gifts for a DW. We had a lot of reasons why we didn't but I don't think it's bad to or anything like that. It's pretty standard to register when you get married and I don't see why you shouldn't do it just because you're having a DW.
I know you're not "supposed" to ask for cash but as a sometimes wedding guest I wish that would change. Cash is so much easier to give but I always wonder if it seems too impersonal- I wish people could just tell you if that's what they want because I'd love to be able to just give that.