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#21 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

    Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

    Sorry Ladies.. I haven't had time to check back in and a see many of you have responded... Please don't hate me.. I have no clue how to do the multiple post thing..

    If you hover over the 'multi' reply button (next to the quote button) instruction will pop up.



    #22 MissBubbles205

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      Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

      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 =)

       

      http://www.myregistr...CFQjf4AoduRJaUw

       

      Hope this helps

       Great minds, think alike. :o)    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.  :o

       

      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.



      #23 MissBubbles205

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

        Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

        If you hover over the 'multi' reply button (next to the quote button) instruction will pop up.

         Ahh.. Thanks Girl!!!... I swear, I don't know what I would do without you!!!!

        Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

         


        #24 MissBubbles205

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          Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

          Originally Posted by KCDawn 

          I'm in a similar situation, being already settled in a home and having a lot of typical wedding gift stuff.  We are going to register for some updated stuff, pretty much what has already been mentioned - pots & pans, towels, bedding, etc.  In addition to that a friend of mine made a suggestion that I thought was helpful.  She suggested keeping in mind additional stuff you may need if you plan to move into a bigger home anytime soon.  She said they lived in a small apartment when they got married so they kept the registry small, but wished she had thought ahead and registered for items for an additional bathroom or bedroom, for example.   I've also been told not to shy away from the more expensive items, because sometimes groups of people like to chip in for a bigger item.  I know my friends and I have done that for weddings and baby showers before. 

           

           

          Thanks for sharing this!.. I will highly recommend registering for extra towels and bath room essentials if you plan to move from a small house to larger one or apt to a house. You don't realize how much this stuff adds up until you have to complete a bathroom or two.

           

          Also, I agree with not shying away from the high-ticket gifts.  Many brothers/sisters and cousins will probably want to go in on a bigger gift that they know you will enjoy and probably be a gift that you wont just go out and buy for yourself.



          #25 JennyBenz

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            Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

            Bubbles- This is a GREAT idea!! If I had the pantry space, I'd totally do it LOL

            I've also done something like this in the past for my cousin's shower- but minus the ingredients. It was a traditional shower, but in the invites we asked guests to bring their favorite recipe. We provided the recipe cards, and had a cute little recipe box for guests to put them in!

            Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

             Great minds, think alike. :o)    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.  :o

             

            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.



            #26 ChocoTaco7568

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              Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:17 PM

              Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

               Thanks girl for sharing.. I'll share this with my fiance and get his thoughts.. We seem to already have all the big items we could possibly need or want though.. His family insisted that we register for small things for the guests that want to buy us gifts. But I will def check it out. Thanks!   What type of items did yall do?

              New bedroom set and stainless steel grill (we'll need/want both by next year) and a green house since we're really into growing our own veggies/fruits/stater plants for our yard and garden. We considered listing one of our home remodling projects, we thought it was nice to list a few larger ticket items instead of one huge item.



              #27 MissBubbles205

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                Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

                What to Register For... The items that I already have that can't live without!!.. Just thought I'd share with anyone else needing ideas.

                 

                • Shower Radio
                • Alarm Clock
                • Kitchen Aid Mixer.. The big ones, Mine is pink and I use it any chance I get. (They come in many colors)
                • Knives
                • Flatware (2 Sets) You want to make sure you have plenty if friends are coming over.
                • Dinnerware (2Sets)
                • Drinkware - The Big ones and the small ones.
                • Wine Glasses / Champagne Glasses
                • Under the Counter Kitchen Radio w/ iPod Hook-up
                • Sheets
                • Blankets to lug around the house in the winter when you and the hubs are cold. :o)
                • Pillows (You can never have too many!)
                • Pillow Cases... Also can never have too many
                • Coat Hangers (If anyone is like me and had to go out and purchase 2 buggy loads of these while moving into my new home, you'll appreciate registeringfor these.. They add up quick.
                • Storage containers for left overs
                • Glass Pyrex dishes. I probably have 5 box sets of these and it never seems to be enough.
                • Pots and Pans
                • Stock Pot (For dumplings, chili, and other big meals.) If you have a glass stove, note these cost a lot more.
                • Crockpot (Small and large)
                • Griddle
                • Microwave
                • Toaster - Mine a waffle/bagel duo one so you can literally put anything in it.
                • Silicone Wine Corks, and Opener
                • Kitchen Rags and pot holders
                • Kitchen Utensil sets (Spatula, Spoon w/ and w/o the holes, noodle sppon, tongs, etc)
                • Kitchen Trash Can
                • Small bathroom trash cans
                • Candles.. but note some people my not like the same smells as you
                • Outdoor grilling utensils and gadgets
                • Maybe grille cover? If single guys want to give a gift make sure you have manly items. :o)
                • Silicone bake wear.. Trust me ladies, this stuff is amazing!!  Especially the muffin ones.
                • Can Opener (Electric or hand held or both)
                • Paper towel holder
                • Laundry baskets and hampers

                 

                 

                Okay.. Now I'm drawing a blank.. I hope this helps someone, anyone... :o)



                #28 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

                  Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

                  Thanks for sharing this!.. I will highly recommend registering for extra towels and bath room essentials if you plan to move from a small house to larger one or apt to a house. You don't realize how much this stuff adds up until you have to complete a bathroom or two.

                   

                  Also, I agree with not shying away from the high-ticket gifts.  Many brothers/sisters and cousins will probably want to go in on a bigger gift that they know you will enjoy and probably be a gift that you wont just go out and buy for yourself.

                   

                  Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

                  New bedroom set and stainless steel grill (we'll need/want both by next year) and a green house since we're really into growing our own veggies/fruits/stater plants for our yard and garden. We considered listing one of our home remodling projects, we thought it was nice to list a few larger ticket items instead of one huge item.

                   

                   Ahh. Great items!!!.. My fiance and I just went in halvies and bought a stainless grille to stay at my house since I have a house and he has an apt. Def a great investment!!.. And great for invited friends over. :o)   A green house? That is awesome!!!..  I wish I could be 1/2 as healthy as you!..

                   

                  Originally Posted by JennyBenz 

                  Bubbles- This is a GREAT idea!! If I had the pantry space, I'd totally do it LOL

                  I've also done something like this in the past for my cousin's shower- but minus the ingredients. It was a traditional shower, but in the invites we asked guests to bring their favorite recipe. We provided the recipe cards, and had a cute little recipe box for guests to put them in!

                   hehe.. I understand.. I live alone and fill my pantry.. I've told Alex I need a BIG pantry bc I tend to overbuy at the grocery store.. Maybe I need a smaller one so I will only buy what is needed.Seems like a smarter plan there. :-/   

                   

                  Ahh sooo cute!!... You think I could just have everyone send me recipes?.. I love trying new things. And if it's someone else's favorite you know its got to be good. :o)    I see a new forum in my future. :o) Recipe Share.



                  #29 ChocoTaco7568

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                    Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

                    And by the way, on simpleregistry.com, you can take a $100 item and break it into (4) individual gifts of $25, or (5) gifts of $20 etc. to make it econimical for your guests.



                    #30 JennyBenz

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                      Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:16 AM

                      YES! You can absolutely do this!! That's actually a GREAT idea for a new forum post- it can be a "pot luck" forum haha!

                       

                      And if you want this idea for your shower, there are cute ways to include the recipe card gift in the invitation.

                       

                      "A dash of wishes, a sprinkle of joy, and a whole lot of love"

                      Please share your favorite recipe with the bride to be!

                      Be sure to bring it with you to include in [name] recipe box!

                       

                      There are even really cute personalized recipe boxes that are specifically for the soon-to-be Mr & Mrs! Take a peek =)



                       

                       

                       

                       

                      Ahh sooo cute!!... You think I could just have everyone send me recipes?.. I love trying new things. And if it's someone else's favorite you know its got to be good. :o)    I see a new forum in my future. :o) Recipe Share.






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