Future Hubs and I are both in our thirties. We’ve already managed to acquire a nice set of dishes, cutlery, a great set of pots and pans. We own most of the things that couples ask for on a traditional registry. In fact, we have two Kitchen Aid stand mixers already!
Back in the fall we were perusing Crate & Barrel, admiring all of the nice furniture. A very helpful sales associate let us know that we could include furniture on a gift registry with Crate & Barrel. So, why not register for furniture – the things we would need and like – rather than registering for things we don’t need or not registering at all? The completion program sealed the deal.
We decided to go to one of the wedding registry parties this past weekend. They are typically held on Sunday mornings from 9 – 11 am, just prior to the store opening. We got there right at 9 am and we were welcomed, given a scanner gun and shown how to use it, and our coats were whisked off to the back for us while we browsed the store.
We made a beeline to the drink table…orange juice, cranberry juice and mimosas!The drinks were conveniently located next to the waffles! We grabbed a couple of hot of the iron waffles with syrup and sliced strawberries.After having a few bites it was time to get to work! We had talked quite a bit beforehand about what we wanted to register for so we had a plan. We found the first item on our wish list and put the scan gun to work!We continued to browse the store. There were other food stations set up, one serving paninis, another serving smoothies.Once we had scanned in everything on our wish list we took another look around at the couches and tested out some of our favourites. We had a great chance to talk to the staff about options, prices and they answered all of our questions. The staff were helpful but not pushy. Just before 11 am we uploaded our items from our scanning gun, got our registry set up and we were done! We also got a thank you gift for registering – a glass vase.All in all it was a great experience!
How did you decide where to register at?