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October 7th, 2005
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Re-asking the question
Since this post is friends-locked, I'll extend the advice solicitation out a little further:

"About the registry: I'm having a heck of a time coming up with things for other people to buy us. ... Married people, what do you wish you had gotten when you got hitched?"


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Date:October 7th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)

more space to put things
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Date:October 8th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
We actually managed to get that (Hellllloooo empty attic). It;s the "people want to buy us things, what should we ask for" question that has us stumped.
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Date:October 8th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
The actual wedding we wanted?

Ummm... fewer towels (even though we wanted -some-) and maybe more stuff that was actually FUN, since we didn't need the typical 'housewarming' gift stuff?
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
I agree with this person... on all accounts... even though I don't know them.

Although.. I would have KILLED for a toaster. Out of everything.. we didn't have a toaster.. and no one loathed us enough to buy us one. *sigh*
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Date:October 10th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I am confused... you're getting married?
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Date:October 11th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
My ex-wife's extended family had marvelous taste. I still use the Swedish flatware they gave us, thirty-five years after the fact. Good hardwood cutting boards make any kitchen feel homey. We also get sets of smoke-colored classes of various sizes (suitable for beverages, cocktails, and desserts) that were just lovely -- all of them have broken over the intervening decades. Sheets and towels sound humdrum, but they're nice to have when setting up living quarters. Good cooking equipment (saucepans, frying pans, cooking pots, etc.) are lovely to have if you like to cook and know what you want. No one gave my ex and I knives, which can be a joy to have and are horrendous to buy. Good luck to you and your intended!
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Date:October 11th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
The advice given to me by my friend on what to ask for was to request things that you are *going* to use and can't just go out on a whim to get. So leave off stuff like the $3 spatula and the $2 measuring spoons. Ask for stuff like a nice cookware set ("stainless steel by Revere is indestructable," says she), casserole dishes if you use them. Decent kitchen gadgets like a stainless steel spatual, ladle, serving utensils, etc. Buy your own linens, but I suppose they could be nice to have on the list. I personally want to add spiffy pillows. One thing I definitely agree with her on, don't bother with the fine china. Most folks aren't going to get it for you unless you're having a full formal wedding and the attendees can afford that kind of stuff. She ended up with I think, 4 plates out of the set, which doesn't do her much good. Otherwise, direct them towards things you really need and are more immediate needs.

When I bought stuff for my friends' wedding, they had just about everything on their list. Of what I could afford, I chose the things that, if I had the bare minimum, what would be the most useful to me? So, what do you use everyday? Start the list from there. Primary, secondary, tertiary. Then go to a list of things that would be nice to have that you might use now and then and then list out your crazy ideals. Personally, the formal, old dragon in me would like a nice reproduction Tudor banquet table, with manor house to put it in, and a throne, amidst other spiffy things, like a 4 poster bed. ;)

Hope that helps. Pester me if you want more ideas. I've been eyeing around for things as well. We don't have a date set yet, but, we're eyeing around. :)

Date:October 11th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
Does this mean you guys have set a date?
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Date:October 11th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Kind of. Details to come in a following post.

Sorry about last night, btw. I accidentally left Trillian on when I left the office.
Date:October 12th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
'Sokay. {sends "let's chat!" vibes your way}
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