Ah, registering for wedding gifts. What could possibly be more fun than going to your favorite store with your soon-to-be-spouse, carrying a badass-looking laser gun, and picking out stuff for your soon-to-be-dwelling?
Well…a lot of things, it turned out. Registering for our wedding gifts was one of those “Wedding To-Do’s” that I just couldn’t wait to cross off the list. Like all those that have gone before me, I was excited to shop for our future house. The thought of choosing our very own blender, microwave, coffeemaker, and crockpot seemed like the mostfunthingever. I also may have been way too excited to use the scanner. #noshame
Since Mr. C and I are still undergrad college students, we don’t have a collection of household items of which to combine once we get married. That basically means we need to start building our kitchen and household collection from the ground up. In theory, it sounds awesome. In reality…it’s a bit overwhelming.
Before beginning the process of registering, we checked in with friends and family members that have gone before us. More than anything, we wanted experienced register-ers (it’s not a word, just go with it) to give us the honest low-down on what we need, what we don’t need, and what’s good to include just in case. I also hit up my good friend Google and asked him such pertinent questions as “best place to register wedding” and “must haves wedding registry.” Deciding where to register wasn’t a hard decision—Target and Bed Bath & Beyond were obvious choices. Little did I know the when and how of registering would require a bit more effort.
Non-chalant selfie with the Target scanner. Also, I swear I have a bottom lip.