The Registry. (capital R. because it deserves some respect).
So, here's my issue: by the time this wedding rolls around, M and I will have lived together for 2 and a half years. My point there is, we have everything we need. I'm at a loss for what to register for.
Here are some points of interest:
1) I know people usually use a registry to "upgrade" some items that they may already have, like silverware and dishes. I'm iffy on this. M is rammy, and has chipped 2 dishes already and broken 2 wine glasses. I don't even blink at it now because we have super plain black IKEA dishes. If we have much nicer ones, I may freak out. Also? IKEA will always be around if I need to add to the set
(and it's $20 for 4 plates, 4 small plates and 4 bowls at IKEA. CANNOT BEAT THAT).
2) I feel super tacky registering at places that I'd never shop at myself: Crate & Barrel & Williams Sonoma, primarily. I already feel weird about people buying things for me, but especially feeling like I'm putting my family out. I'm weird.
3) I'm not sure what's "tacky" or not to register for. So far this is pretty much all I have (from Target):
-serving bowls/tray (all white. notice a pattern? I like clean)
-new towels (that actually match our bathroom color now)
-a few sets of sheets (just the plain jersey ones)
-a blender (M broke ours.. notice another pattern? ;) ...)
annnddd that's pretty much it.
I handed M a computer and told him to pick something and he clicked a $200 sound bar stereo system and I died laughing. He got embarrassed and unclicked. Is that something that's tacky? What about home decor accents? like throw pillows? I'd LOVE some fancy throw pillows (and by that I mean the $30 ones at Target that I JUST can't really bring myself to buy, because..well..they're pillows.
4) I have a browser open for Bed Bath & Beyond but don't even know what I'd register for?
We don't really want to register for a ton of stuff "just because" ...and would honestly rather prefer money, but we fear not registering for ENOUGH stuff means people might take creative license and add things they think we may like. You know, like that embroidered pillow with wild stallions on it. yeah.
SOOO here's my ultimate question(s):
For those of you that lived together before marriage, what did you do about a registry?
Are there things I'm not thinking of that I already own but should "upgrade"?
What were some things you got that you may not have thought to register for but are grateful you have?
Even though we're not trying to register for a bunch of stuff, should I add another store? So far it's just Target.
please and thank you.