Second only to dress shopping, registering for wedding gifts has to be one of the most fun things I've done so far! Last weekend I went to Crate and Barrel during one of their "Registry Events". Every Sunday they open the store 2 hours early for engaged couples to come and start building their registries without fighting the regular weekend crowds. Tom was unfortunately in Colorado at the time, so I got to pick out all the fun stuff. (I say unfortunately, but seeing the dazed/lost/numb looks on many of the other grooms faces at 9am on a Sunday, I think he was pretty lucky to not comparison shop for stemware).


I didn't want Tom to totally miss out on ALL the fun, so today he came with me to "review" all the selections I made. Simple "yay" or "nay" to the plates, cups, forks, and cookware that we'll be using for the rest of our lives :) I think he actually had fun and we discovered that we have very similar tastes. One registry down! We're both excited about starting to create a home for our new family of two! 


My parents still use a LOT of the things that they registered for 30 years ago. Anyone else have something that they received as a wedding present that they still use today?
Kelly
2/27/2010

hahahaha Joe and I did the same Crate and Barrel event thing and you described Joe perfectly.

Also glad that you still consider the dress shopping a positive experience!

love you both
Kelly

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Janet (Mom)
3/1/2010

We went on a driving honeymoon, we left right after the reception. My roommate from college got us a red coleman cooler and stocked it with champagne, snacks and goodies and left it in the backseat of our car to find as we left the reception. It was a great idea and we still use the cooler to this day - 30 years later!

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Erika O
3/2/2010

Hey! You're website is so cute and funny (Love the creative pics for hotel and bridesmaids). What dress did you get?

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3/2/2010

Totally! I try really hard to remember who gave us what, so each time I use the item I can remember the person who gave it to us. The toaster Diane gave us just died, yet the tupperware Beth gave us has held up really well. Silverware from Michelle, spices from Kristen, etc. It's a very nice way to think of people, because I get to do it often. A weird type of psychometry I guess. Glad you're having fun!!

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joy! (grammy)
3/10/2010


i remember that we had an old rug for our first living room that was 9 x 12 and on one side it was wall to wall and the other side it went up the wall about a foot...so our living room was bigger than your bedroom

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