What stuff from a registry do you actually use?

Most people typically register for home stuff like china, appliances, linens. But do people really use it? I for example would never use the china if it weren't dishwasher safe because I *DON'T* do dishes. Now I'm thinking of registering for more useful things like a digital camera.
Posted on April 30, 2007 at 4:30 am
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just say no to waffle makers and ice cream machines! get an extra food processor for me =)
Posted on April 30, 2007 at 6:04 pm
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Our registry was actually with "the Department of Treasury"! When I put that on our wedding website, people thought it was funny but I was like: "Hey, we are serious!" We don't need a 3rd set of dishes or rice cooker... since DH and I each had our own apartment before we got married. Cash is always good and we were able to use some of it to pay for our entire wedding, and the rest of it as the down payment of our house!
Posted on April 30, 2007 at 6:27 pm
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We did register for things like a digital camera and dvd box sets but no one got us that. Those were more of the things we liked and would use. However, we did register small appliances that we would need but since we were already living together, there wasn't that much stuff to list. We really didn't care to register fine china because we both knew no one would get that and sure enough no one did. We're just not the fine china kind of a couple and people knew that. We put it up just to prove ourselves right. :-)

I would say register for things that you both can use. If you register for things that only one of you like and it's obvious then your guests will think twice. I say to hell with traditional registry lists if it doesn't suit you both.
Posted on May 2, 2007 at 8:06 pm
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Thanks for the advice! We'll definitely skip the dishes and fine china and register for stuff we actually would use. =)
Posted on May 9, 2007 at 6:34 pm
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*bump* what a great question!!
Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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We are not fine china people, nor are we drinkers so we did not even register for china, wine glasses or any drink glasses.  I love to cook and bake so for us it was worth it (and def. gets lots of use) to buy:



  • bakeware- pans, pots, frying pans

  • mixer

  • crockpot

  • everyday dishes/ cups

  • tupperware/storage containers

  • toaster

  • coffeemaker

  • deep fryer (DH does not liked oven baked fries)


As you register you may get caught up in the "this is cool... lets register for it" and then ask yourself will I use it, or will it sit in a box? I read through my list and chose the items that I would rather have guests purchase (instead of us having to buy it-b/c we had nothing) and deleted what I did not want people to buy or thingd

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm
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We went by the "upgrade" rule. If we have something we need to upgrade but wouldn't buy ourselves, we registered for it. Stuff like cookware, sheets, curtains, etc.

Aaaand stuff we wanted but would never buy. Like, a waffle maker! I'm pretty excited about that. We did register for China, but because we found a set at a really good price and a style we thought was appropriate.
Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm
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Wow! Kicking it old school with a Margaret 2007 post! hehe! I do miss seeing her around!


Stuff I registered for an use pretty much weekly, if not daily:


Slow Cooker- I thought that this might be a fun item just to have, and use every once in awhile. Well, I use it ALL the time! I'm always looking for some more slow cooker recipes, and my husband loves what I make.


My flatware- I registered for Onieda flatware and they are such an upgrade from the IKEA stuff. In the tray, I'll pass over the ghetto ones for the nice Onieda ones.


Dutch Ovens- I got 2 of them. I registered for a massive cast iron one, and I got a non-stick one. My MIl was telling me to take the 1 I had off my list cause her friend bought me one. (I was like, "no way, they're not even the same!" haha) I use both of em all the time. Especially the nonstick one. The massive cast iron one has saved my butt since moving in to this forsaken place. I couldn't find ANY pots and pans when I first moved in, but since that one is so big and heavy, I found it and used it... a lot!


And I also use the casual china, pots, pans, wok, cookbooks, pizza crisping pan, pizza cutter and the vacuum.


I have to agree with Lynde's husband about oven baked fries. It tastes like restaurant fries if fried in a deep fryer! I wish my husband didn't melt ours.


 

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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