Registering

We chose to register at one store only. I’m glad we did, because registering is exhausting!!

We already own most of the basic things, but some of them are in urgent need of replacements: some dishes are chipped, the pans have scratches, and suddenly the microwave seems small. And we also took this as an opportunity to get some stuff that otherwise we wouldn’t have splurged on: a ceiling fan, dutch oven, rice cooker, and bread maker machine, to name a few.

So to the store we went. When registering do:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Go with plenty of time. (We actually had to go three different times.)
  • Bring snacks and water. (We had some peanuts and grapes.)
  • Bring a list and try to stick to it. I think it is easy to go overboard while selecting gifts—we wanted everything! But it is important to take into consideration your actual needs and, most importantly, your living space. Our apartment is tiny, so we had to stop and think if we had room to store each item.

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I was a bit excited.

The store we registered with gave us a list of recommended items. I’m sharing it with you in case you need some basic guidelines to start your own personalized list.

KITCHEN

  • Blender
  • Juice extractor
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric mixer
  • Toaster
  • Cookware set
  • Pressure cooker
  • Glass or ceramic baking dishes (Pyrex)
  • Baking molds
  • Cutting tables
  • Knives
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dish drainer
  • Salad bowl
  • Glasses
  • Pitcher
  • Trays
  • Trash cans

BATHROOM

  • Body towels
  • Hand towels
  • Bath rug
  • Soap dispenser
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Kleenex holder
  • Trash can

DINING ROOM

  • Tablecloths
  • Placemats
  • Napkins
  • Table runner
  • Sugar and creamer set
  • Serving trays
  • Cutlery
  • Wine and other specialty glasses
  • Ice bucket
  • Sauce or gravy boat
  • Everyday and/or formal china

BEDROOM

  • Bedding: sheets, linens, duvet, throws
  • Pillows and decorative pillows
  • Lamps
  • Alarm clock

ELECTRONICS

  • Phone
  • TV
  • Blu-Ray/DVD player
  • Home theater

GARAGE AND GARDEN

  • Toolbox
  • Ladder
  • Emergency lamps
  • Grill

And to end this super long post,  the items’ prices we chose ranged from $4 to $200, with a couple of more expensive items that are a long shot: a fridge and a KitchenAid mixer. I have two KitchenAid mixers, but they belong to my business and I really want one for personal use. They are the best! I own a Professional one and a Classic one, which used to belong to my aunt. That one is more than 20 years old, and I have only taken it to service twice. That shows you they are worth what they cost. This is the one I chose, just because I’ve always wanted the glass bowl.

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Via KitchenAid

What fun items are on your list? And to all the married ladies, what items do you wish you had or hadn’t registered for? Any regrets?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Weather Vane

Birthday:
June 27
Location:
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
March 2014
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    ellemm005 172 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:53 am

    This is perfect timing – we are going to seriously work on our registries this weekend! That list helps a ton, thank you! We tried to go in November (the Saturday after Black Friday here in the US), after a night of drinking… it was awful. I’m excited to go back and be more prepared!

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 6:18 am

    I was so happy that I was generously gifted the KitchenAid mixer…but I’ve been too intimidated to use it yet! Also, you look super cute in that outfit!

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    springbride23 1774 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:27 am

    Ugh. I was SO excited to register and ended up exhausted and starving 4 hours later. We have gotten some great stuff off of it for Christmas, though. Huge bonus of registering before the holidays!

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    LAB 210 posts, Helper bee @ 7:07 am

    I love your tip to bring snacks and water! I tend to get “hangry” and I feel like registering would be a terrible time for it to strike.

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    pyramid 97 posts, Worker bee @ 7:34 am

    We only registered in store for a little while, everything else I’ve been doing online as I think of things, so it hasn’t been too bad. Sounds like you have a good mix of items registered!

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    traumaqueen 108 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:21 am

    We had that exact KitchenAid on our registry! It was generously gifted to us at Christmas by FI’s mother. I am in love with it.

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:58 am

    I used gift cards from our wedding buy the standard KitchenAid with a metal bowl, and then Mr. B got me the glass bowl for my birthday. I really like being able to see the bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:59 am

    What a great list! :)

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    milo22 36 posts, Newbee @ 2:49 pm

    I tired to stick with a list but I actually found it stressful. Since we could edit online later, we went through the aisles and just did it that way. There was stuff we needed, wanted, could upgrade, and possibly could use. We have a range. Now that we are done, I’ve gone back through with a list and added items and deleted some. Overall, this part of the planning was really fun and exciting.

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