Well, here we are. We’re officially 7 months out from our wedding! And we are getting EXCITED!! The “Save the Dates” are being put in the mail tomorrow morning, bright and early, and we’ve got most of our “i’s” dotted, and “t’s” crossed.
The venue, the reception, the dress, the photographer, videographer, hair and makeup — it’s all set.
One thing we’re actively working on….the registry.
Now. Here’s something I’ve come to learn: registries are actually very geographically specific. For example: Here in NYC, it is customary to give cash as a wedding gift. However, in the midwest, it is customary to give a gift off the registry as a wedding gift.
This was a difference that I was not aware of until I began being invited to weddings on the east coast, and quickly realized that you don’t give a KitchenAid stand mixer to a bride at a New York City wedding.
Wedding registries are strange, because you’re picking out gifts you’re asking other people to buy for you.
I mean…at the end of the day, that is a very strange — and humbling — exercise. And the people pleaser in me is having full body cringes, choosing items that I’m asking another person to purchase for me. I know, it’s all part of the deal…but it still is just a little hard to get used to.
But as I’m sifting through various knife sets and salad spinners, and towels that I’m unable to feel through a computer screen, it made me think…I should be asking YOU wonderful friends what I should put on our registry! Because I feel like there are things you learn about registries only after having gone through the process…does that make sense? So I feel like there is a lot of insight to be gleaned here. 🙂
So my question to you is, What was the BEST thing you registered for on your wedding registry? What do you WISH you would have registered for? What advice do you have for me!
There’s so many different ways to do it these days. Amazon offers an amazing registry — which, yes, we are considering utilizing. Or you can register on various wedding website hosts for everything from “honeymoon funds,” to furniture, to kitchen gadgets, to gift cards, to cooking classes and gym memberships! Talk about running the gamut!
So hopefully, I can learn from you tonight, and for any other future brides that may stumble across this, they might gain some wisdom too! (And I’ll compile the tips for a later post as well! :))
In other news, the photographer is coming tomorrow to take photos of my apartment to list it to sell. And I’ve gotta tell you — it’s been really something. I’ve had to fix all the little things I had been putting off for the last few years: Like a broken faucet I’ve lived with for 9 years, a broken microwave I haven’t fixed since the pandemic, a window screen with a hole in it…I mean, I even installed a BACKSPLASH behind my oven! It’s like — I should have done this sooner, so that I could have gotten to actually enjoy the fix!
But alas. It’s also like: I wonder if the buyer is going to hate my furniture design, or think I’m tacky!?
All things that — I really shouldn’t be worrying about. But much like the options of registry items, such is my brain right now: a little. all. over. the. place.
So with that, I hope you have a wonderful evening. Thank you for stopping by my little dusty corner of the internet, and I’ll see you on Wednesday!
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