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

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 three years ago). The charity we chose is 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 into 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


Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet / Image via


Mikasa Champagne Flutes / Image via


Charter Club Bedding, Damask Stripe 500 TC Queen Sheet Set / Image via


Mariposa Cheese Board / Image via


Haier 8-Bottle Wine Cellar / Image via


Krups Perfecto Pump Espresso Machine / Image via


Wusthof Gourmet 12-Piece Knife Set with Block / Image via

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?


Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 7:43 am

    @SuperDuperBrit: Yikes! Glad you’re okay and that didn’t scare you away from using them.

    @bluebelle23: If it feels right, go for it!

    @staceykate: That’s been frustrating for us too–we created these back in September and I’ve had to go in a number of times to remove items, add other ones because of discontinued or sold out items. Also, that Nespresso looks FAB–we might have to add that in as well.

    @Blonde17Jess: That’s a great point!

  2. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 9:44 am

    I love your registries and that you chose a charity registry too! That’s a great idea if you already have a lot of what you need :)

    Mr. Lemur & I have never lived together and we’ve never even furnished separate apartments—I live in a furnished apartment and he’s lived with friends/family so far. So basically we have nothing! To be honest that made it kind of hard starting out figuring out what to put on there. It was overwhelming!

  3. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 10:11 am

    @Miss Lemur: Ahh that can definitely be overwhelming if you are choosing things for the first time. Not sure if you’ve finished your registry yet but if not, I recommend taking it room by room. Start with the bedroom, then bathroom, then kitchen. Afterall, those will most likely be the main areas you’ll be utilizing the most!

  4. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 10:35 am

    @Miss Mongoose: One thing that was kinda helpful to me was that my first shower was solely a kitchen shower. So I was able to register for the basic kitchen items I needed (seriously, I didn’t even have cookie sheets!) before even thinking about adding other things to the registry.

    Question: I didn’t add a KitchenAid mixer, but everyone says I should! Will I really use it that much? It just seems like so much money!

  5. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 11:04 am

    @Miss Lemur: You definitely shouldn’t add in the KitchenAid mixer if you don’t plan on using it much because it sure is hella expensive! Mr. M loves making bread from scratch and I really want to get more in to baking but just don’t have the arm strength to constantly use the cheap $20 hand mixer I currently have. So a KitchenAid is a must for us!

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