6/20 Real Bride Alissa: Wedding Registry Fun

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the week off, I was dealing with some family issues but I’m back! So when we went to the bridal expo a few months back, we signed up to do our wedding registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t even know if we were going to do a registry, but they tempted me with the lure of free stuff.

I can’t say no to a free coffee mug!

So I signed up for a day a few months in the future. Unfortunately, I thought we were going to have to cancel or postpone it because Chris had Army stuff that weekend, but he ended up getting back in time, so we packed the kids up and off we went.

Now, I know I say this a lot, but taking my kids was not ideal. I adore my children, but their idea of a good time is not walking around a big store where they can’t touch anything and hearing me whisper/hiss “stoptouchingthatdon’ttouchyoursistersohelpme … ” We’re going to have to go back at some point, just Chris and I, but we did get a lot of the basics onto our list.

I was hesitant about making a registry — we already live together and have everything we need — but after talking to a few of my married friends who also lived together and had registries, it makes sense to have one. So we put down a lot of things that we could upgrade. New dishes, cups and silverware; upgraded kitchen supplies; upgraded bedding sets … it was kind of fun to go through everything and decide what we would really like to have.

The process was pretty simple.

We met with the lady in charge and she briefly explained everything to us, gave us a few pamphlets (and the mugs!) and sent us on our merry way with the cool scanner gun thing that I couldn’t get to work. Obviously user error, since Chris started showing off how he could scan things upside down, behind the back … the girls were at least amused!

So now we have a registry that hopefully we remember to go back and update at some point.

It was fun to pick things that we’d have to start our married life together. I think I’d also like to do an Amazon registry, I had a baby registry through them and it was great, and I also love me some Amazon. I feel like things will start snowballing soon — we have less than five months to go until the big day and I’m trying to hold off the impending freakout!