Registering for gifts is a necessary, albeit somewhat stressful, part of wedding planning. This month’s submission to Ask Burgh Brides may be one you’ve wondered about yourself.
Bride M writes…
“We were recently working on our registry. Fortunately, we have the problem of having to add more items! Is it acceptable to add small furniture items, such as end tables, night tables, lamps, etc.? We want to stay practical with things that will actually be used regularly, but are running out of kitchen items!”
First, let me just admit to you all that there were tears when we attempted to tackle our registry. It’s a tough task and should not be taken lightly or done without snacks, adult beverages, and a nap beforehand. But back to Bride M!
I think it’s absolutely acceptable to registry for items like the ones you mentioned! Heck, you can even register for things like power tools, patio furniture, and outings or upgrades while on your honeymoon! Here’s how I see it…guests would rather purchase something that they know you’ll actually use or that you really want, versus just buying something put on your registry because you need to fill it up. If an item is practical or would make you really happy, I think your family and friends would be willing to spend money on it…no matter what it is.
Think of it this way…if a couple is already living together, they likely have all of the kitchen, bath, and bedding essentials. So why register for things you already have or don’t need to replace? Who wants another kitchen gadget they likely won’t use when what they really want is a new couch or coffee table?
If you’re feeling a little guilty about the heftier price tags of furniture items, remember that some people like to go in together for a bigger gift. Even if the price is still higher than what one or two couples would likely spend, you might at least get a gift card that you could put toward the purchase in the future. I think anything that can be used in your future life as a couple is fair game! Go for it!
What do you think? Are small furniture items ok on a registry? What surprising items were on your lists?
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