Last week Friday, my future mother-in-law texted me and asked where Phil & I were registered at because she needed to put that information on a shower invitation. I read her text message and realized that we really hadn’t registered anywhere yet! At which point, I texted Phil and said, “We need to go register for stuff on Sunday!!!” So, register, we did.
On Sunday we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was having slight anxiety before we got there because my cousin (and one of my bridesmaids), Michele, told me that the people at Bed, Bath & Beyond followed them around while they registered. Well, I strongly dislike when sales associates are overly helpful. For example: following people around as they register. Or shop. Or browse. Whatever, just don’t follow me! I have a hard time making decisions that way. Anyway, I expressed my anxiety to Phil on the way to the store and he sweetly calmed me down and told me he would ask them not to follow us if they tried, and that I had no need to be anxious about it.
Thankfully, the helpful Bed, Bath & Beyond employee was the perfect amount of helpful. He got us set up with the scanner and showed us a good pots & pans set to register for, and then he told us to let him know if we had questions and let us venture off on our own! Sweet freedom.
I’ve also been registering online at a store called Sur La Table. They have stores, but the one nearest me is 45 minutes away. Which isn’t far, but…online shopping is my new favorite thing. Since registering is similar to shopping…I went online. Sur La Table is the only store that has the dinnerware and silverware that I like. I’m so pumped about the dinnerware. It’s called the “Pearl Collection.” If you need to register for dishes, check those out! I won’t even care that you copied me. 😉 They also have some fancy cooking apparatuses, as well as some fun cow oven mitts. (And you know that I registered for the cow oven mitts!)
For the last place, I was deciding between Macy’s & Target. Initially I went with Macy’s, but after browsing for nearly an hour, I had only registered for 4 things. At which point, God opened my eyes to the light: Target. I don’t know why I didn’t choose Target before. Target’s like…my favorite store. They have everything. Everything, I tell you. Phil & I registered for a few more items there. Phil loved Target’s scanner gun and the camping section. Nothing more manly than guns & the outdoors, right? My fiance is a manly man. Holla!
Registering has been a lot of fun. It’s a blast getting to pick things out with Phil & knowing that they are going to be things that we use to build our life together. And that’s what marriage is all about: two people joining together! Our biggest issue with registering is that the “suggested” number of items that we register for for the size of our guest list is 800 items. So far we’ve registered for just over 300 items. And I feel like we’ve already registered for everything! So here’s where you guys can help me, if you’ve registered before: Is there anything you didn’t register for that you wished you had? What gift off of your registry do you use all of the time? Any other registry advice?