Friday, February 18, 2011

Registering IS Fun!

Last Saturday we took the day off and spent our time registering for wedding gifts. We had SO MUCH FUN! I fully expected J to mope and complain the whole time, but he didn't complain ONCE! We had a blast spending some interrupted time together and shopping for great things for our home. I'm really proud of how well we compromised and listened to each other's opinions when it came to stuff we really needed and then stuff we wanted.

J thought this was hilarious....I did not.

I really appreciate all of your comments and words of wisdom when it came to registering! I definitely took them all to heart! We set up a game plan beforehand of things we wanted to make sure we registered for, we even pre-shopped online to get ideas of stuff and we made sure to bring snacks and pace ourselves to avoid exhaustion! :)

We registered at Macys first, which definitely took the longest. It was our first experience so it took a while to figure it all out. Then we made a pit stop at my favorite restaurant Big Bowl for some potstickers and a much needed glass of wine. From there we went to Crate and Barrel and finally Target. By the time we hit up Target we were pros but we were also tired and hungry, so we kind of cruised through there. We're going to go back to Target and Macy's closer to the wedding to register for some new bedding for our guest room and sheets for our bedroom, but we wanted to wait so the stores will be in the same season as our wedding so nothing is discontinued. We ended our night with a Valentine's Day dinner! We went to the new Barrio in Edina but the wait was over 2 hours! So, we booked it to the bar and took a celebatory shot of tequila then were on our way.




I am really excited about all the things we found! We compromised on the China argument and registered for some sturdy Bone China that can be used every day but is nice enough to use when we have guests. Plus, it's a classic all white set so if down the line I want to add some fun and colorful (and by colorful I mean black and white) patterns to our collection it will be really easy to do.


I have to say out of everything we registered for I am most excited about our knives! Is that weird? Does this mean I'm getting old? I am seriously so excited about these knives!


Some of my other favorite items from our registry are...

...this darling treat bowl for Bailey from Crate and Barrel! We couldn't resist!


....The Move Bundle for our Playstation 3 (like Wii fit).


...and this 32 bottle wine cellar (also from Crate and Barrel). This is definitely a big ticket item we're not really expecting to get, but we saw it, loved it and figured why not?


In addition to our traditional registry we are also giving our guests the option to do something a little different. We have set up a honeymoon registry so that our guests can choose to help make our honeymoon the trip of a lifetime. If you haven't seen a wedding registry before you should check out the registry we are using through our travel agent at :

http://ameratravel.honeymoonwishes.com
Our guests can give monetary gifts that will go towards our airfare or our suite, or adventures like swimming with the dolphins. Or they can purchase specific gifts like a Couples Massage on the Beach or Breakfast in Bed or a bottle of champagne delivered to our room. It's pretty cool and a fun way to do something different!

Now I just need to go back through our registries and make sure we don't have any duplicates, that everything we registered for is showing up and that we registered for enough to give guests options and also have plenty of things from all different price points. Finally, I need to add a registry page to our website!

This wedding is getting there you guys....little by little!

17 comments:

Danielle said...

Glad you had such a great time! I'm so excited about registering, too, and my fiance and I have been debating when we should go and do it.

We're also registering at Target and Crate & Barrel (and Bed, Bath & Beyond) and we're also making a honeymoon registry, too! Your post made me even more excited!

Jessica said...

It can definitely be overwhelming at the first store you register but so fun when you get the hang of it!

Miranda Kaye said...

You registered for a playstation move? lol that's the funniest thing ever. I thought it was always funny when the guys were always like "register for a flatscreen TV" no way that's not practicle, and you registered for a move lol. It's not Christmas silly, but it's your thing..there will always be critics :P Also i'm waiting to hear what you thought of Brits new vid!

Stephanie said...

We skipped registering for china as well and just registered for a very nice solid white place setting as well! White is so easy to dress up so it will be nice to have for the holidays.

Isn't it funny how you get so excited about things like knives!? Beau and I are overly thrilled about our bath mats. Bath mats? Really?! LOL hey, they're memory foam!

It will be here before you know it!!

Ashley said...

hooray for registering!! glad you guys had so much fun together =)

jacin {lovely little details} said...

so exciting!! just found you, stop on by and say hi!

Miranda Kaye said...

I want to revise my previous comment. After thinking about it, I guess the PS Move is something for your home, so it works. Not like my opinion matters anyway lol but I just didn't want to come off sounding mean. I apologize if I did! Ok now i'm done.

Bre said...

Oh man, we only did one store in a day and were exhausted, I can't imagine doing all those! PS, we just got the move bundle for the PS3 and it's a lot of fun!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yeyy! Sounded like you two had a nice time! Registering is so fun! We went to two of the stores and registered in person, but then added, deleted a lot of items online. I quickly learned that Macy's can be the most difficult. They get rid of their stuff so quickly so everytime I would register for something a week later or so it'd no longer be in stock or something. It's been fun adding to them here and there. I'm even starting to see some things being bought.. shh don't tell! :) I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves..cute pics too!

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