July 14, 2005

I'll Give You a Topic...

...bridal registry etiquette.

It's my understanding that bridal registries are for things you need in your new home together, rather than, say, South Park t-shirts and Star Wars action figures and dozens of DVDs (which I'm assuming the groom-to-be picked while the bride was picking things like cookware and sewing machines).

Now, I'm not saying every couple doesn't need Monty Python's Holy Grail in their new home...or that they don't need Wookies to play with...I'm just saying it seems a little off to ask people to buy them for your wedding.

Yes, no?

Posted by Jennifer at July 14, 2005 09:59 PM | TrackBack


Hell no it's not weird to ask for them for your wedding presents. The fiancee and I have a registry that ranges from typical items like cookware, to favorite DVD's and hobby items like performance auto parts. When we started our registries, we wanted the list to reflect stuff we really wanted, not stuff that we would never use. Plus, by adding some of the 'nontraditional' items, we were able to put gifts out there for people to buy who probably can't afford to spend 50 or 100 bucks on a gift.

Posted by: shank at July 15, 2005 06:44 AM

I must say, we've never used the shit we asked for that married people are supposed to have. I guess we just don't hold enough formal dinner parties.

What you really need to ask for is cash.

Barring that, be sure to put down some quality bar items like cocktail shakers, a wine fridge and some good crystal rocks glasses. I have found these items to be useful on an everyday basis.

It's also a good idea to suggest your friends pull together and buy you a pool table or a plasma TV.

It's also important to have some class. Don't ask friends to buy you a bag of weed.

Posted by: Wolf at July 15, 2005 07:04 AM

I guess I thought it was normal to put on the registry list EVERYTHING you wanted. I know that my wife and I registered for the Aliens box set when we were married. We actually received it too. I always thought the registry was to list items you want so that the guests that want to give you a gift don't have to guess.

Posted by: Contagion at July 15, 2005 07:57 AM

I think you can put anything you want on the registry. The idea is to let people what you'd like to have. If you want a Millenium Falcon, go for it!

Of course, I don't like rules or etiquette.

Posted by: Matt at July 15, 2005 10:09 AM

Well, that's why I asked, I guess. It just seems odd to me to have t-shirts on there that only one of them can wear (because there is no way the bride is wearing 2XL shirts...she'd be lost for days).

Posted by: Jennifer at July 15, 2005 11:31 AM

There's always stuff on a registry that is just for the bride. Things like dishes and pots and pans...

Posted by: Jim at July 15, 2005 12:21 PM

wookies can be used as marital aids....

You know, the point of the registry is to provide gift ideas for the bride and groom, not necessarily to equip a home for their new life.

They want it, isn't that enough?

Posted by: prairie biker at July 16, 2005 08:06 PM