Wedding Registry

Oops. This was written up yesterday as a draft but I never posted it. Co-worker had a going away party at the end of the day and I’m sure you can guess how that goes.

I’m not feeling particularly inspired for this day’s post so I’m going to go back to ranting about wedding stuff. This is probably taboo to talk about, but I need an outlet to rant about my biggest challenge so far. The wedding registry.

I just don’t know how to do it.¬†God it’s like I figured it’d be so easy to just throw shit together. I hate gifts. It feels weird, especially with us being together for so long. People are asking me things like “Where will your registry be?” and I really don’t know what to tell them. I’m finding it difficult to know what I should add to it, thinking of color palettes, what appliances I should add, etc.

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My “oh shit I sent out wedding invites but I don’t have a registry put together” message on our website

I’m a designer by trade but I can’t put together a room. Maybe it’s because I rent and I don’t particularly care for my space I’m in right now, but I feel like I lack the skills to look like I have my shit together. One time I put some oranges in a bowl and had it out on our kitchen table, I felt like the classiest mofo ever.

I’m going to Ikea this weekend to kind of get an idea of what I’d like to do or what I should start planning for. It’ll be challenging for me to try and picture the piece in a room, rather than “hey that’s pretty cool!” Next post will probably be me trying to do interior design for once.

2 thoughts on “Wedding Registry

  1. I had to do a registry when I got married and it was so tough! Like you I’d lived on my own and didn’t need/want people to buy me household crap, because I already had it all. I had just moved into a house with a yard for the first time, so I had this failed strategy that I’d register for gardening/outdoor stuff. I listed shovels and garden shears and stuff like that. People bought me towels and cups anyway. People are dumb.

    I do recommend using one of those universal/add-from-any-store type registries. It confused some of the older/non-Internet people, but it was a big help overall.

    1. Thanks, I’m glad I’m not the only one. I had a call with my Mom yesterday who was super excited to tell me the invites went out, then I thought “SHIT I DON’T KNOW WHAT CRAP PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHOP FOR.” We don’t need too much for the yard either, but I suppose I could list stuff that could use an upgrade.

      What examples are universal registries that would be good? I started a Crate and Barrel one over the weekend (it has like, 13 items in it) but I wish they had brighter patterns to offer. I was looking into some more niche stores as an option.

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