Originally Posted by JennyBenz
Bubbles- I swear we always have the same concerns & questions! LOL
I am having the same dilemma. My mother & BM's insist I need a shower and have to register- but I am living with my FI for 2 years now.
I've asked my friends & parents for advice, and they suggested putting just some around the house "updates" we could use. So things like a comforter [we still have a full for our new king bed], maybe some new pots & pans, or some kitchen gadgets/utensils. Other than that, some smaller options could be: cleaning supplies, mops/brooms, decorative frames [perhaps some wedding inspired ones for the big day!]. I was also thinking of maybe asking for fun stuff like gluten-free cookbooks [I've been diagnosed with Celiac for almost 2 yrs] and even some gluten-free goodie bags [cake mixes, baking products, etec]. I'm just trying to think of anything we could really use and not have our friends & family buying us things we'll never need.
I would say Bed, Bath, & Beyond and maybe Macy's, and maybe even put Home Depot gift cards down if you have any "fixer-uppers"
One really cool site I heard about was My Registry- Where you can add anything from any store onto one main registry, online! So guests can shop online and go to any site to purchase what you need. I like this idea, b/c I personally LOVE Ikea and since they don't offer a registry, this is a great way to put lots of little things on the list I wouldn't be able to otherwise =)
Hope this helps
Great minds, think alike. ) Sounds like some great and useful items to put on your registry!.. Cookbooks are def a useful item and great for you having to eat gluten-free.
BBB is def a great place for many many items. )
Oh... I have to share.. Anyone wanted to do a not so traditional shower.. It's called a recipe shower or party or whatever you would like to call it. Guest bring you a recipe on index cards. You can premake cute ones to have the host include in the invites. They will write down their receipe and then as the gift they can bring you all of the ingredients you will need to make that meal. Great for those of you whom live with your fiances already and for the ones who don't. Trust me, you'll end up with plenty of meals for a couple of weeks and wont have to worry with grocery shopping. I love to cook, so thought this would be a great way to try new things.