Michelle
Rockstar December 2019

i don't need anything

Michelle, on September 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 22
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I need to register for my bridal shower but I really don't need anything. We built a new house in June and all of our appliances, dishes etc are new. I'm not really a lingerie type of girl. What should I register for? Some of my bridesmaids have suggested gift cards but the WW community seems to thinks that's tacky from the post that I've read.

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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·

    For my first wedding my ex MIL gave me a kitchen shower. I ended up getting things like spices, recipe cards, cookbooks, etc. It was a dig at me because my ex husband was the bigger cook, but it was still nice to get fully stocked up. I would maybe go through your household stuff and see what you might need. You may find you could use some extra sheets and towels.

  • Danielle
    Devoted October 2019
    Danielle ·
    Spend a week consciously thinking about things you’d want to upgrade - towels, glassware, serving utensils, pot holders, Tupperware, etc. You’ll be amazed how much of a registry you can fill with that. Also, a lot of registries have wedding picture frames, etc to help you memorialize the memories of your day. Good luck!
  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
    You could focus on upgrading and expanding on your hosting or bar items. Some people even have a "stock the bar" shower for your home and that could be a lot of fun.
  • Sara
    Devoted June 2020
    Sara ·
    I think you can never have to many linens. For me bedding is something I never want to buy myself, it just feels so expensive so whoever wants to give me sheets go for it. Plus I have 3 beds in my house so i can never have too many sheets. Same goes for towels. All new Tupperware would be great, fancy glasses bc why not!? Mostly it's just stuff u want not really needs. I would put some games on my registry maybe video games (we like to play every once in a while), 2 player board games or any player, yard/lawn games...
  • Halle
    Devoted November 2019
    Halle ·
    You can definitely ask for just money. There are lots of ways to say it but plenty of brides I’ve seen have requested money instead of gifts . I think it’s fine as long as you word it right .
  • Halle
    Devoted November 2019
    Halle ·
    Oops never mind I just realized you said bridal shower not wedding lol disregard my post . Lol
  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
    Stock the bar shower! Or maybe just have a bridal brunch and don't ask for gifts.
  • Nicole
    Dedicated October 2019
    Nicole ·
    Have you thought of unconventional items? Like bago game boards (or corn hole some call it), giant jenga blocks, tent if you’re a camping type, cooler, ceiling light fixtures, rugs, power tools/drills, a printer, storage bins, pajama sets, wine or whiskey decanter, whiskey glasses (picture), wedding cake/knife serving set, HEPA air purifier with extra filters, specialty front door lock (finger print or electronic code), smart thermostat, TV sound bar, laundry hampers, mattress pad, leaf blower, lawn mower, snow blower. Bigger items can often have multiple contributors (I know Amazon allows it).

    I don’t think gift cards are tacky if you ask for something unique, like a spa gift card, date night idea from Groupon, etc.

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  • Jodie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Jodie Online ·
    We have everything we need too... But I wouldn't mind upgrading some of our stuff from the cheaper things to better quality. I've been filling my registry with those items I want upgrades for, board games, camping things, new towels, sheets... That kind of thing. Basically the things I can't justify spending money on right now.
  • Kelly
    Dedicated March 2021
    Kelly ·
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    Hey, how would you word it?? I'm having trouble with that and I could really use some examples!!...If you don't mind!!
  • Halle
    Devoted November 2019
    Halle ·
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    My wedding planner told me I could let guest know we were doing a wishing well instead of a registry .
  • Kelly
    Dedicated March 2021
    Kelly ·
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    Oh okay, thanks!!
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with gift cards. Someone hosted a gift card shower for me (her idea but I agreed to it) because I live across the country and can’t carry gifts. I also had a Zola registry where people could ship me gifts from Zola. Only one person bought anything off my registry and everyone else loved getting the gift cards. On my Zola registry I put new towels and bedding, a bookshelf, outdoor picnic blanket, luggage, some serving bowls and other kitchen odds and ends. So far I’ve only received the outdoor picnic blanket, and I bought several things myself with the gift cards. Some people have told us, we’d honestly rather send you cash and then you can choose what you want to do with it.
  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
    What about a recipe shower?
  • KiwiDerbyBride
    Super May 2015
    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    This. I think it’s a fantastic alternative to a bridal
    shower.
  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    I like the idea of a themed shower. If you're traveling extensively for your honeymoon you could register for items like: new luggage pieces, passport cases, luggage tags, travel toiletrie pieces, etc.

  • Shireen
    Devoted May 2020
    Shireen ·
    I definitely think you can ask for gift cards but call it a wishing well as another poster stated we did that and it wasn't an issue. Also upgrading anything LINENS, LINENS, AND MORE LINENS you can never have enough in my opinion.
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2019
    Michelle ·
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    You could register with blueprint or honeyfund for cash gifts

  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2019
    Michelle ·
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    I won't be doing too much cooking lol

  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2019
    Michelle ·
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    A wishing well??? How does that work?

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