Is anyone at (or past) the stage of registering for gifts? And are you or did you enjoy it, or hate it? It is such a chore for me - if I could get away with not registering and telling guests to buy what they like or just show up with a card, I would. But most of my guests are my old-school family who like to buy kitchen supplies, so register I must.
And I'm worried about my FMIL. She was on and on about us registering, and I kept putting it off because I didn't have time. So what does she do? She goes out and buys a $400 mixer for us, because apparently we were taking too long? And it is a mixer that I really, really don't want, so we had to tell her to take it back. What is she going to do now that she knows what we want? I don't WANT presents from her - she's on a tight budget and doing enough for the wedding. I really, really don't like this registering stage and the stress that it is bringing.