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Not a shopper or a wisher-- help?

R C, on January 5, 2022 at 8:39 AM Posted in Registry 0 5
I have no idea how to do this registry thing Smiley xd I've never been much of a shopper or a wisher. Partly because I was raises to be very cash conscious. So a wishlist like this is out of my wheelhouse. I think I have like five things total between two registries... And a list of people to invite 400 names long. How many items should I shoot for? How do I keep from getting burned out by the tedious practice of comparing items and pouring through reviews to make sure it's something I actually would be okay with getting?
Also, my fiance and I are both creatives and aim to produce media together. Is it okay to put things like microphones or green screen sets on the registry? Like... We're going to do it, I'm not going to let myself be talked out of assembling pieces of a goal, but has anyone done something similar?
Anyway. The only part of this registry thong I appreciate fully is that it's all practical. I've always been a practical gift person. Literally every year for my birthday and Christmas when people ask for my wish list it's literally just duct tape and zipties. (Maybe I should add packing tape to that list...) Anyway. How can I use my appreciation for practicality overcome my excessive cash consciousness? Is there any price too high for a registry? (Or just break it down to a group gift...?) Anyway. So that's a lot. Please help! I need my registry mostly done before I send out invites this month.

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Latest activity by Jacks, on January 30, 2022 at 4:38 AM
  • Orianna
    Devoted December 2022
    Orianna ·
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    I'm sort of the in same situation - we just don't need much! We're going this weekend to register for a handful of things, but it won't be much (and nothing like when my brother got married a decade ago). Partly because we're older (in our mid-late 30s) and we were living full lives before we met each other and the things you "normally" register for, we already had (or I had.). So one of the things we are also putting on our registry is a HoneyFund. Personally, we are doing it to pay for our honeymoon, but you can do it for a house or a media company you want to start.

    Basically, it lets people send money (digitally instead of cash as was the old custom) and you can set it up so that they are picking specific things to pay for (like $50 towards the mic you want, or $25 towards a green screen etc). For ours, its airfare, dinners, hotels, etc. We aren't expecting it to be fully funded that way (we're paying for it ourself and already have a bunch saved) but since we don't need much stuff and people want to give you gifts for your wedding, this was a nice compromise. The bonus being, we can take a picture of the dinner we have on one night that my uncle gifted us and send him the photos of us having that amazing time.

    My philosophy for this whole thing has been, its mine and my fiancé's wedding, no one can tell us what is and isn't correct for us. I don't want to register for a bunch of stuff I already have, or don't need, just to satisfy the older members of my family's desire to get me "things" for my wedding. If they would like to gift us something, there'll be a small amount of tangible things or help us have an amazing experience. If not, no harm, no foul.

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  • R
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    Sounds like you have a great system worked out there! My fiance and I are still pretty young, he's only been moved out for a year and a half, and I've always lived with other people. His kitchen is woefully understocked for the kind of cooking I do but it's so understocked I scarcely know where to start Smiley xd We don't live with each other (goes against our convictions to do that before getting married) so I can't just be like, man, I really really could use a cheese grater right now and there's not one. You know? Lol
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    You should go to a kitchen store together and scan everything you want to add!! We did that at Sur La Table and it was awesome to go around and "registry shop" together in person!

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  • Taylor
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    I’m in the same boat. We’re planning to RV full time after the wedding and we do not need anything else lol. In fact we’ll be getting rid of a ton of stuff we already own! I just want cash 😅
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  • Jacks
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    I would maybe try going with your FI to the place and actually look around. You may not even know you need things until you try them!

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