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Registry Roundup: Furniture

Though it may be a bit untraditional, for young couples living on their own for the first time or for recent grad student couples, registering for furniture is a good way to get the basics for your home, without running up credit card debt. In rare cases, a generous relative may pony up and buy you an entire sofa. For everyone else, there are retailers that will allow you to register for items at a range of price points, and then essentially exchange the sum for a credit to spend on a high-priced item you actually want, such as furniture. You can also register for cash gifts on MyRegistry, which can be combined to get you the dining table you're hankering for. If you do decide to register for furniture, choose the basics: bed, dresser, sofa, coffee table, dining table, and ottoman, along with four to six dining chairs. Following those guidelines, I've rounded up several furnishings that I myself would register for. My choices, I think, are a good combination of a masculine color scheme, some feminine curves, and classic designs that should last at least as long as a good marriage. We also have a downloadable wedding registry you can use, and be sure to check out all of the Sugar network's wedding coverage here!

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nicky360 nicky360 8 years
I totally agree with Modus. Married or not, registered or not, people give gifts because they WANT to and not out of obligation. If you cannot afford something, how can you expect someone else to pay for it for you?
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Beware of MyRegistry. I actually registered for a beautiful brown leather recliner. Apparently the store stopped carrying the item in between when I put it on my registry & when my grandpa bought it. They replaced my nice one with a cheap look-alike from Target, and didn't even bother to notify me of that. When I wrote to them I got a canned response about how they replace discontinued or out of stock items with similar items from other stores. Plus it was my experience that it's worthless to register anyway, or maybe my family & friends just suck. Half of our guests didn't bring gifts (RUDE!) and the ones who did primarily got us whatever they wanted, not what was on our registry.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
It seems super obnoxious to register for expensive things hoping a wealthy relative will "pony up."
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm not sure I would ever register for furniture.
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