Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Scan-tastic! (aka the Registry)

So I probably should have posted about our registry a long time ago--we put together the various registries wayyy back in September, about a month after we sent the Save the Dates.  But we've had to do some major updates to the registry since mailing out the invitations last week.  Now the registry was a bit of a challenge for us.  See, FH and I have been living together for three years now, so we pretty much have most household items that we need.  But even though we already have most things that people typically add to registries, we still wanted to partake in some scanning goodness.
KitchenAid Martha Stewart Blue Collection / Image via Squidoo.com
We ultimately decided to register at three places--Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.  As a fourth option, FH was also adamant about adding in a charity registry, so we opted to support a charity that helps with various relief efforts in Haiti (particularly after the devastating earthquake 3 years ago).  The charity we chose was Partners in Health--we heard about them through our favorite band Arcade Fire who has partnered with them for many years now.  I know adding a charity to a registry isn't necessarily for everyone, but again since we don't really need much, it seemed like a good option.

In terms of the traditional registry, we didn't have much to add.  In fact, I keep getting reminders from all three registries that I should be adding in twice the number of gifts as guests invited.  We tried really hard and just could not add anywhere near this amount of stuff.  But there are definitely a few key things that would be fantastic to have.  We are both very much in to cooking and wine, so you'll notice a trend in our selections.  Feast your eyes on the registry porn below!
A registry wouldn't be complete without a KitchenAid mixer / Image via Amazon.com
Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet / Image via Amazon.com

Mikasa Champagne Flutes / Image via Macys.com
Charter Club Bedding, Damask Stripe 500 TC Queen Sheet Set / Image via Macys.com
Mariposa Cheese Board / Image via BedBathandBeyond.com
Haier 8-Bottle Wine Cellar / Image via Amazon.com
Krups Perfecto Pump Espresso Machine / Image via Amazon.com
Wusthof Gourmet 12-Piece Knife Set with Block / Image via Amazon.com

Honestly though, not really sure how many gifts we'll get considering we're having a destination wedding.  People will already be spending a good amount of money to come celebrate our big day with us so I'm keeping my expectations low on receiving anything--at the end of the day, having most of our invited guests take the time and expense to come celebrate our wedding is way more important.

Did you struggle with creating your registry too?  Are there some absolute must-haves on your registry?

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