Hi friends! Just here to vent.
We thought it would be a fun day going to scan all the things we wanted. But it was a total downer. Did anybody else have this experience?
1. We don't need a lot. We've lived together for 4 years. Most of the stuff we're adding is an upgrade from the hand-me-downs we got when we moved in together.
2. Hudson's Bay had NOTHING. The entire home area needed a full on re-stock because half the shelves were completely bare. Looking at you towel department. That really took the wind out of our sails.
3. The woman helping us set up the registry told us we didn't have enough stuff on it for our guest count. But....we don't NEED a lot. why would we add things based on our guest count and not our personal needs?
4. "You need to add more inexpensive items". Okay...I DO understand this...and I don't. I understand having a good range of prices to fit all your guests' different budgets. BUT...I also don't want to add cheaper things that I don't need or really want. It is not EXPECTED for my guests to get us anything. If they do want to get us something, and our registry is out of their budget, they can get us a gift card in an amount they're comfortable with, or they can get us nothing. That's their decision.
The items we have on our registry are not outrageously priced or anything. We have lots that are within the $50 or less range, and most items are in the $50-$100 range.
I also think its important to put things on your registry that you really do want because of the completion discount you get after your wedding. Do I expect my guests to buy me that $600 Dyson? Heck no, but if we decide to get it ourselves after with the registry completion discount, then it does need to be on our registry.