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#1 prettykity76

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    Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:41 AM

    My soon to be husband and I have been living together for almost five years already so we've kind of got the pots, pans and crock pot already... Would it be a terrible idea to register at a local furniture store (where i picked out a couch we terribly need, ours is over 10 years old). Of course i wouldn't expect anyone to buy us a couch but each person could put a small amount against the total purchase. What do you girls think Ingenious or insane??

    #2 mnh1983

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      Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:52 AM

      I don't think it is a bad idea. Maybe a bunch of coworkers or something could go in together? My fiance and I have the same problem because we already have everything.

      #3 echo2_62

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        Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:18 AM

        I think the idea is just fine. We have friends who got married recently and while they did have some of the more comming items on their registry, they also told guests that they were saving for new furniture (they'd also recently bought a condo and just had hand-me-downs) and in the end they got a fair bit of money towards it! Plus, a lot of people will register a honeymoon fund or something so that people can contribute towards that... same idea really.

        IMO... if your guests know what their money is going towards, they're a lot happier to give it.

        #4 hoyt75

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          Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:02 PM

          I think it's a great idea! FI family forced us into registering and we wanted to register for furniture too. When we went to the furniture store to ask if we could register they said yes, but since we knew the items were expensive we didn't expect people to buy one a whole item. We wanted to set up a registery so that people's money would be "put into a pot" and then we could put the "pot money" towards a furniture set that we had picked out (figured this would save a lot of people some hassle), but they said we couldn't do that . In in the end we decided to register for other items around the house that we needed instead. Goood Luck! I'm curious to know what you figure out.

          #5 carolina24

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            Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

            i love it!!! it's better than getting a bunch of stuff you don't need and you'll just return anyway. we arent registering at all and through word of mouth people know that first, we're not expecting anything b/c they are spending sooo much to come to the wedding but if they do want to give, then we'd rather have money to put towards some nice drapes!!

            #6 Eliana

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              Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:39 PM

              I think is a great idea!!!!! just make sure you let your guests know that you don't expect them to buy the whole couch!

              #7 BachataBride

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                Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:17 PM

                I think it's a great idea - and like some people said, you can register for the store...not the actual items. So you don't even have to pick out the furniture before hand. You can go after the wedding & pick out what you like, with the consideration of how much money you have to work with. Keep in mind - you will probably piss some people off...some people like giving an actual gift. But hey - they can bite it! lol It's your wedding & you can do as you wish!!

                #8 bikegirl

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                  Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

                  I love that idea! I'd be happy to know I'm contributing to something the bride and groom actually needs and will use rather than just picking whatever item on the registry I think they MAY use and I can afford.

                  #9 btn1091

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                    Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:58 PM

                    I think it's a great idea! You could pick out a specific store and then ask for gift certificates to go towards new furniture!!

                    #10 astreit

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                      Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:08 PM

                      Nebraska Furniture Mart is here in Omaha and they actually have a gift registry. We had contemplated registering there ourselves. They have the completion program as many others do (Dillards, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc), where you get like 20% off anything on your registry for the 60 days following your wedding. Maybe you could check into that? We knew nobody would by us a sofa, but to use the money we got for our wedding plus the 20% off was very appealing. We ended up registering for enough kitchen/house stuff that we haven't gone and registered for furniture yet.




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