PW Guide Article: Bridal Registry Items: The Top 10

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Bridal Registry Items: The Top 10

Wondering what engaged couples are registering for? Check out this Top 10 list.

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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:23 am
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elundari
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I understand how a registry helps guests, but I just can't bring myself to do one - it almost feels like begging!!

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 11:17 am
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@ elundari that is quite alright; however, I believe that a closed mouth don't get fed and thus am surely doing a honeymoon registry. I have no reason to feel like I am begging when we are spending thousands on our wedding but if that is how you feel then so be it hey! ;)

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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A registry is actually a very helpful tool for your guests who wish to give gifts. Friends naturally want to give an item they are certain the couple want and need. I absolutely do not consider this begging. A friend who asks to see your registry when in a store is there to buy you a gift, and wants to know what you have chosen. It is also helpful because it makes the process so easy, and keeps friends from wondering if they gave the right thing. I have used them often and have loved knowing that the bride would be excited about receiving a gift that she really wants.
Posted on April 20, 2011 at 4:53 am
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@ nubianqueen; I totally agree with you. How is that begging? We spent thousands on our wedding, did thoughtful stuff for our guests, friends, and family, and they are not mind readers. How are they going to know what do you need? No one likes to receive something you don't need or the same item 10 times and having to return stuff to the stores, etc. A gift registry is a big help for guests and the easiest thing for them. They just pick the gift according to their budget and they can feel good knowing you are going to love their gift because that's just what you wanted. It's not like you are on your knees asking for a gift. It is a given that they are going to give you a present, so it is way better one you like.


No one wants to give a present that they know you are going to hate or simply don't need.


 

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm
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Actually, I see @elundari's point.


I have the same issue. Most of our guests are on a tight budget, and for them to attend the wedding will be a big expense already. I don't want to put some pressure on them by opening a registery. I'd much rather have the women bring their signature dessert and the men supply champagne, cider and other beverages. If some of them are adamant about buying a gift, I'm sure they can ask us what we would want or need most.

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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