Our Wedding Registry | Part 1

OUR WEDDING REGISTRY! I am so excited for today’s blog post mostly because YOU are all so excited about it! A few weeks ago on stories I asked if you guys would be interested in two part blog post on our wedding registry. The first part would be sharing with you all the details! Where we registered, why we picked the stores we did, and every single thing we asked for PLUS things that are on our wish list that you can’t register for. Part two will be in the future (say around 3 months from the wedding, that’s the plan!) and I will be sharing everything we got from our registry, what we didn’t get from our registry, and then some pointers! I think (haha) we will use everything we registered for, but say we got something that we haven’t even touched, I’ll let you know in that blog post. But here we go, part one!

OUR WEDDING REGISTRY

WHERE DID WE REGISTER?

Crate & Barrel and Target

I’m so happy with our registry so far! Registering at both of these places was so easy and such a breeze. We wasted no time on setting ours up, literally no time. We got engaged Saturday, September 1st and went to do our registry the next day on the 2nd. Ha! We didn’t add everything that day, but we added a majority of stuff. I highly recommend going in person at least once with your honey and getting the handheld devices to add stuff! I thought I was clueless on what to add, but once you walk around you definitely see what you need and don’t need. I’ve never moved out and have nothing, and Tim’s stuff is either used or really old, so we needed pretty much EVERYTHING.

WHY DID WE CHOOSE THESE STORES?

I’ll answer the easier one first, which is Target. I mean do I need to explain? I’m obsessed with Target and have walked up and down the home and appliances aisles for years and just dreamed about the day where I could get certain things for my house. A vacuum, coffee maker, cute blankets, you name it and I was pretty much excited about it. I’d say the majority of our registry as you will see from Target is home stuff. I only did a few kitchen things from there, like an instant pot and our coffee maker because Target had the brands I wanted. Everything else is lifestyle and home needs. As for our second registry, Crate & Barrel, I was open to other places. I actually really wanted to register at Williams Sonoma because of how fancy and pretty there stuff is! But when we walked in, I was immediately turned off by the service we got and realized they didn’t have what we needed. I’ve only ever browsed until I went to seriously register, and then just noticed I didn’t like anything and wasn't familiar with it. Crate & Barrel was our second option, and when we walked in that store it was a whole different vibe! Amazing customer service, we got our device to start adding things to our registry, and everything popped out to us. Oh we need this, and that, I like that brand, etc. In Williams we were just confused!

WHAT ELSE DID YOU “REGISTER” FOR?

Honeymoon Fund, New Home Fund & Misc.

We are doing our wedding website through The Knot, and they had the option to add multiple funds. We are incredibly lucky, so all we need to pay for is our food and activities on our honeymoon. So we’ll take all the help we can get on that! Another option was a New Home Fund. Tim and I are hoping to buy next Spring, so any little bit helps in this area too. Some other things that are on our wish list (I call it that since we aren’t registered for them) are these things:

Amazon Prime Subscription

Hulu Account

Food Service (ie. Hello Fresh, Blue Apron)

Netflix

Tools for Him (tool kit)

Yard Tools (lawn mower, rake, etc.)

We actually have Netflix already, but those are ideas! These are useful gifts from people since they can sign up, put it under our names, and pay for it for a year (like Hulu) or 6 months (like the food services). I had a couple wedding guests ask me if I had things on my wish list that I couldn’t register for and I thought these were great ideas! We also aren’t registered for tools and such since Tim has them! Let me know if you have any others in the comments below.

SHOW US YOUR REGISTRY!

Without further ado, here it is!

TARGET

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CRATE & BARREL

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When we first did our registry Tim thought I was adding way too much. If you or your future spouse is the same way, here is my take on it. This is a once in a lifetime thing! You will never have a wedding registry again. Of course people can buy random gifts, but when will it be appropriate to ask someone to buy you all your pots and pans? Your blender? Or your knife set? Never really. This is an exciting time— you’re getting married! So take advantage and get everything you need. After weddings for some comes babies, and then it isn’t about you anymore. So have fun and get what you need! And don’t fret about the stuff that you don't use for awhile, because at least you have it for the future right?

A lot of you engaged ladies wanted to see this blog post, so I hope this helps! Like I said in the beginning of the post, I will be doing a follow up Our Registry blog post around September sharing with you the after math. Gifts we didn’t get, if we had to buy anything on our own, what we love, what we wish we did differently maybe—everything & anything. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to comment or DM, I’m always here for ya!

XO,

Danielle Alana