|Oh, Girl, I've been there.|
Registering for gifts is wonderful. You and your fiancé fighting over who gets to hold the little scanner gun and trying to pick out what color kitchen aid mixer you want. What could be better, right? I'm also told that it helps prepare you for little marital squabbles when you try to decide what toaster to get when you want two slice, but he demands four. Was that just us? Anyway, once that nice, little registry is made, go back and check it online... all the time. Seriously. Check it at least once a month, and as shower season starts, once a week.
It's not to see what people are getting you. It's to make sure nothing has been DISCONTINUED! Here's my story. MOB and I registered for my fine china months ago at Macy's. When The Fiancé came into town, I happily trotted him off to the mall to show him what I'd picked out. It was no where to be found. We looked and looked... and then found a few pieces hanging out on the clearance table. My $70 plate was on sale for $11. I was upset that no one had told me at the store two weeks before that they were discontinuing the china. So upset, in fact, that we moved our little registry right on over to Belk where I registered for a kind of boring, but safe china that would never get discontinued. When I got home, I logged onto my registry to show MOB, and, wouldn't you know it, the store clerk signed us up for the wrong china. I nearly gave up then and there.
|My pretty china. Yes, I mix and match!|
In the meantime, I decided to peruse my registries one more time, just to make sure nothing was a miss. I'm sure glad that I did. Half of the stuff we registered for at Pottery Barn is on backorder until a month after the wedding!
|Lenox Firelight is a classic! How could the be discontinuing it?!|
Learn from this so you don't have to have a nervous breakdown in a Belk dressing room like I almost did. And remember to put it in perspective. When I told The Fiancé, he was actually almost pleased. He figures we'll get more of it because it will be on super sale. See? Perspective.