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Klari



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I'm asking for a bit of advice here (no, we're still going through with it, hush).


Initially we were only going to do a cash registry because we already live together and have sort of set up household. We have a roommate as well and things get co-mingled and no offense to him (he's a lovely person) broken, so we're not going for fancy china or dishes. We also have among us two toasters, two blenders and a Magic Bullet, two slow cookers and a toaster oven. What we need now are bigger ticket items like a sectional for the living room (all we have is hand me down furniture) and we'd really like to replace the large, old cumbersome TV with a flatscreen that will take up less space (and can be mounted so it doesn't risk falling on the dog everytime she goes nuts at a dog on the TV). Now of course, as people ask us what we want and we mention the cash registry we've gotten mixed reactions so we decided to set up a small registry on Amazon for those who want to get us real stuff.


My question to all of you lovely people who have done this before is: What did you receive that you found the most beneficial? I'm trying to round out the registry and I'm looking for ideas.
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Pizza Maker, George Foreman grill - I actually use these all the time.

um...

Pillows and rug to match your new sectional

Toilet paper (always useful)
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We got a $100 in cash, and a wireless laser printer; and a free dinner out of it.
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Pick out the pieces you want and register for the specific furniture and TV at the appropriate stores.

Linens are always good. Sheets, towels and tablecloths are always handy and easily repurposed on the fly ( Sheets are great for protecting nice new furniture from messy visitors)
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lisa



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Here, the parents of the bride have to give 2 kilograms of gold, five kilograms of silver and upto ten thou dollars in cash. Other than that the girl's people have to fully furnish the house rented or owned by the newly weds but the house must be provided by the bride-groom.

Furniture, washing machines, kitchen machinery, heaters, air cons, linen upto sewing machine needles, all to be furnished by the bride's family.

Groom's side to provide half the amount in gold, ensure job for the guy and proper respect for the girl.

Any of this failing wedding will not take place.

Moochers, we are.

In India weddings take place. But a marriage? Never.

Klari is getting married!

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Klari



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I did register for bamboo sheets, bamboo towels (we're hearting the bamboo big time, antimicrobial, sustainable, super soft!) a bread maker, a nice Henckels paring knife, a cool cake carrier, one of those all edges brownie pans, a storage ottoman, that kind of stuff. I like the idea of registering for specific pieces on the big stuff, unfortunately last time we picked out a sectional, it was gone before we could even contemplate the money for it. And Alex wants to shop around for the TV, it was enough to get what we have set up.
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Uh, knives as a wedding present = bad mojo.
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Klari



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Ooops, my mom already bought me some and a knife sharpener. Oh well, it was good while it lasted Twisted Evil I think Alex and I can survive that kind of stuff.
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Kar98 wrote:
Uh, knives as a wedding present = bad mojo.


This is correct. Just trust me on this.
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Towels, sheets, etc, were great. Nice baking pans that I wouldn't buy for myself, stuff like that.
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Glasses, nice ones. Wine, Tumblers, cocktail, any and all kinds and in sets. even if you dont dinner party entertain glasses are always nice.

and no i dont say this as a wino irish-whiskey captain morgan vodka drinking single malt dreaming beer swilling alky, I really mean it.
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pre-nup.

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Jinxted wrote:
Glasses, nice ones. Wine, Tumblers, cocktail, any and all kinds and in sets. even if you dont dinner party entertain glasses are always nice.

and no i dont say this as a wino irish-whiskey captain morgan vodka drinking single malt dreaming beer swilling alky, I really mean it.


Stuff to put IN the glasses. And I DO say that as a...what he said. Laughing
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fortune cookie wrote:
Kar98 wrote:
Uh, knives as a wedding present = bad mojo.


This is correct. Just trust me on this.

Yarp.
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Klari



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Okay, whatever. My parents were given knives for their wedding, they've been married 38 years and so far have not even tried to kill each other. So there, ha.
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