I love registries. While Mr. Narwhal and I tend to stick with cash for the wedding gift, I always make a point to buy off of the registry for a shower. This is actually been a point of debate between Momma Narwhal and me for years. She likes the element of surprise when gifting, and I argue that when you’re dealing with many gifts, it’s nice to be able to contribute toward something versus getting a gift that might not fit into the couple’s home. Unless you know someone really well, I personally think it’s always safe to err on the side of registry.
As soon as we got engaged, I started keeping track of things that I wanted to register for on our traditional registry. I knew my bridesmaids were planning on throwing me a shower, and we definitely had our share of things that needed upgrading. Hello university towels, I’m looking at you.
I was very excited for the day that Mr. Narwhal and I would get our hands on that scanner gun. He wasn’t exactly comfortable with the idea of a registry, saying we didn’t need anything. I kept telling him we only get married once, and the registry is a guide that guests appreciate, and we would only be registering for things we would use, and things that arguably needed to be replaced.