|In case of shower.|
This umbrella might show up on
our registry. Found here
Obviously, (1) and (2) are hopefully being resolved with the purchase of the house. (Inspection is Monday! Send our house good vibes!) But if all goes well, we'll know - ok, we have this many windows we'll need to cover and we need this many shower curtains, etc. We'll close soon after and my stuff will be out of storage, which means we can take stock of what we have and what we still need. As for (3), apparently it's quite useful for your guests if you go ahead and make these lists. Some are more offended if you don't take the time to give them gift guidance. So I guess we'll just have to get over any objections we have to the process.
|Feel the power.|
Which brings us to the big decisions - where do we register? I've been doing some research regarding return policies and general selection (sexy stuff, right?) and we're thinking about Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sears, and Crate & Barrel. Target is out because apparently they have terrible return policies - even if you have a registry! I've also found in buying for others that sometimes their stock turns over in the store well before the event, making a lot of the registry items impossible to find. No thanks. I'm not trying to make my life more difficult. We're open to suggestions though. Anyone have a nightmare registry experience with any of these stores? Please tell me before we take the scanning gun into our hands.
Once you decide on the where, it becomes a matter of what. It seems like all of the stores have a "basic" list you can start with and every wedding website has a million suggestions but I decided to take a very unscientific poll to get some registry "must-haves." I came up with the following:
1. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
I've seen this on enough registries to know it's a hot-ticket item. It's also a big-ticket item. $299? Ouch. Having used one, I can attest that it's pretty handy for baking festivities. And they come in a million different colors! Megan says it was tops on her list.
C'mon, you knew this would be on here. We've purchased no less than 5 of these in the past two years. Apparently you can't live without water...that comes from a filtered pitcher...
|Fancy guitar. Not in our near future.|
Ok, so here's the part where you get to help us out. Are there stores we should avoid like the plague? What were your favorite gifts you recieved? Worst gifts you got? We'll be heading out to the stores, scanning gun in hand in the next few weeks, so we'd love your thoughts.