Sunday, September 13, 2009

My first adventure into registering

My mom received an email (probably as a result of using her email to get the $1 off coupon for the bridal show) from Crate & Barrel for a registering party. The invite indicated that the store would be open on Sunday for the private event, with free food and drink as well as friendly employees to help brides register without the normal everyday crowd. Chris had to work, but we figured we should try it out anyways (by the looks on the other guys that were in the store, I'm sure Chris didn't miss too much). But don't you worry, Chris will be there for the big registering trip at Bed Bath & Beyond!

Mom with the mimosas before we got down to business

We started off with some drinks and quiches and then walked through the furniture. As the store employees informed us, don't feel bad about registering for furniture even if you don't think anyone will buy it for you. Crate & Barrel will send the bride & groom a 10% off certificate after the wedding to buy anything off their registry that they did not receive. We found one dining room table that I liked, and that was really about it so we headed downstairs.

Using the fun scanner to add the table to our list

We ended up registering for about 20 items including silverware, wine glasses and pots & pans. When I went to the computer to set up our registry, I noticed that the only years available were 2008 (hello? hasn't that year passed?) 2009, and 2010. I asked the employee what I should do, and the only answer she could come up with was to use our date and the year 2010 and then later change it online when 2011 is available.

All in all it was a fun way to "dip our toes" into the whole registry process. I can't wait to do it again at Bed Bath & Beyond when it's a little bit closer to our wedding date.

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