The whole registry thing was not at all like I expected it to be. Honestly, it was even more crazy that I had anticipated. My Guy loved shooting everything in sight with that gun, and I was more apprehensive. I didn't want to register for "silly" things, as there are SO many things that we actually NEED. (Ummm...do I really need a flour sifter? I dunno...but I registered for one).
Anyway. I researched as best I could online, and the two of us set out to scan some sweet stuff. That's when "overload" occurred. We went to Bed,
They encouraged us to register for the expensive stuff and upgrade upgrade upgrade...
"people WANT to buy you a $578 knife set!"
"people LOVE to buy newlyweds expensive china!"
Um...yea right. My family is generous...my friends are wonderful...but we are in a recession people. And...um... I don't know rich people. :-)
My personal three registry objectives:
1. Kitchenaid standup mixer
2. sturdy white dishes
3. NO china
At the end of the day:
1. We didn't register for the Kitchenaid mixer because we couldn't select a color.
2. My future hubby prefers colored/funky dishes over classic white (ie: green).
3. We actually registered for over $1500 in
That very night I shot off a "help me please!" email to my Aunt Clare - who has become my "go to" for all things advice related (and happens to be a kitchen/cooking/entertaining expert!) My Aunt Clare will henceforth be known as my Registry Angel.
My Registry Angel emailed me several Cooks Illustrated product reviews of different types/brands of knives (which was genius...we had NO idea where to go with knives...and surprising, the most expensive brands hardly made it into the top rated spots!), as well as several reviews of different types of cooking ware (which was brilliant - now we are totally excited about our selected pieces!). She also sent me an amazingly thorough itemization of kitchen/dining/cooking/serving pieces. No really...it was amazing...it was a 6 page color coded Word document that I pored over for two days. We altered, and readjusted our list over and over...made sure we registered for the things we'll need in the brands we can trust.
1. Kitchenaid standup mixer in Green Apple (My Guy picked it out!)
2. Beautiful white Crate & Barrel dinnerware (I picked it out!)3. A tent at REI