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Wedding Registry Tip: Only Register For What You Really Need

Building a wedding registry is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. It’s a great bonding experience with your intended, and let’s be honest, it’s pretty exciting to pick out tons of new stuff. But it’s also easy to get carried away. Some people — those who aren’t planning a wedding, in my experience! — feel that you should register for as much as possible, to give your guests plenty of options and ensure you don’t run out of registry items. I received that advice from several well-meaning relatives, and did end up adding a bit to my registry — and wished I hadn’t! Not only did I receive a few superfluous items, I also ended up with incomplete sets of the things I really needed. So when you venture into Pottery Barn, registry gun (or mouse) in hand, channel your savvy side and show some restraint; you won’t regret it.

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katiekat95 katiekat95 5 years
I'm getting married next spring and we plan on only registering for what we need. I have had friends register for absolutely ridiculous items...people just get carried away today. I'm sorry- I don't want to spend $2,500 on your new surround system...buy that yourself!
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
I never used the ice cream/yogurt maker. I ended up giving it to my little brother. The fondue pot, which everybody said we'd never use, ended up in weekly rotation till it quit on me.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Also: consider where you live and your lifestyle when you register. I registered for a beautiful spice carousel ... only we live in a small rowhome with little counter space ! Think about where you will put things.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
This is good advice. I have yet to touch the wok or crepe pan (really? a crepe pan??) I registered for and recieved.
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