So, I'm all for a bridal registry - mostly for the extra perk of most places giving you a discount on the stuff that wasn't bought from your list - but I also know it makes buying a gift SO much easier if there's a wide range of stuff on your registry.
keeping that in mind, i've got like 190 items on a registry at Macy's. Prices range from $5 to $350 (that's the kitchenaid that i don't expect anybody to get for me but of COURSE i'd love it if they did). I feel like there's a wide enough range of gifts that if people want to get a ten dollar gift (not that i'm expecting ANY gifts of course, but I know there will be people looking for stuff to get) that's totally doable.
.... but here's the kicker. at thanksgiving dinner with my future in-laws they asked where I was registered. the look of horror when i told them macys was SO unexpected. the majority of the family lives in the midwest. everybody has a macys. but I guess the closest one to the grandmother is a 45 minute drive away. yes, that's not just around the corner. but this is a woman who A) lives in a VERY small town and pretty much EVERYTHING is an hour away and 2) Drives to SCarolina and Florida on a regular basis.
as we were getting ready to leave, i was asked (in that manner that you know you're really being TOLD) to register at bed bath and beyond. ok seriously? my showers arent until january and my wedding is in MARCH. certainly you could order something from macy's online if you were going to buy a gift and then have it shipped. or drive the 45 minutes to macy's at some point in those months.
who tells people WHERE to register? ugh.
but, because I am a total pushover, i registered us for some stuff at BB&B. snow removal types of things and vacuums and a cooler and a picnic basket. and that was pretty much it. i don't ever shop at BB&B, so why would i have things we'd need to register for from there?
i realize i'm being a brat about this, but i needed to vent and rant to someone not in my family.
has this ever happened to anyone else? being told where to register? it seems weird.
.... excuse me while i go get those pesky kids off my lawn.