First of all... today's a big day folks. Round two of wedding dress shopping! I wish I could share a little bit more here on the blog but unfortunately I feel like I need to keep it away from non-prying eyes (that would be Mr. RH). Did I ever mention how I told him about this blog but not to look - and he stayed away for over a month. Man's a saint, I tell you.
In more ways than one.
Ok, so according to TheKnot.com's checklist of Shit I NEED To Get Done... I am only like 25 items behind. I felt like I was plodding right along doing so well... and in the last week or two shit's gotten reeally real.
One of the things that keeps jumping out at me is "Start a Bridal Registry."
Now, I know that there are old-school people who think registries are tacky. I am not one of those people. I buy from the registry for almost every single wedding (except when I give straight cash homey (homies?)).
I figure - if I'm going to buy some overpriced soup tureen, why not buy the one the bride wants, eh?
(Note: I'd NEVER buy that shit for a bride. Cookie sheets and my cookie recipe and chocolate chips? Hell yes.)
Anyways, it became quite the gab-fest on twitter yesterday when I asked about where/when/how to register.
I think the consensus is that I need to go in person to at least check a few things out - but that I'm going to do a ton of modifying online. Sounds perfect to me. My real debate is WHERE.
So, I live and die by Target. For reals. However, I've heard a LOT of negative reviews about Club Wedd, Target's registry program. Not to mention - the Target website as of, oh, 2010, is major suck. It's awful and doesn't load half the time and it's really a piece of junk. For such an amazing company, I don't know what they are smoking in that corporate office.
Anyways, I've heard negative things about Club Wedd - and it makes sense because Target's return policy is pretty dang strict. And we ALL know I'm going to return at least one thing, helloooo. In my heart, I'm all yessss Target and in my head I'm all no Target. So I'm stumped. There wasn't anything specific I wanted from there, so I'm not sure why it was on my "list" anyways - besides that it's local to me and convenient.
Next up, I'm fairly set on registering at Bed Bath & Beyond. I mean, does this place ONLY exist because of weddings? Cause I'm 99% sure it does.
Twitter gave it good marks for selection and there's even a local store so I can actually register in store. PLUS.
However, it kinda pains me to register for stuff that seems slightly overpriced in some instances... but then again, everybody had a coupon hanging around the house, right? Maybe?
And then there's my personal MOST EXCITED FAVORITE store I want to register at - Crate & Barrel. Oh how my heart pitter-patters.
I don't think Crate & Barrel is overly luxurious, but I do feel like it's a bit of a luxury place to register at. My family and friends are far from fancy, but I've bought a good chunk of gifts there and I don't feel like I'm buying a $300 vase that they will never take out of the box.
However, early in the wedding process I mentioned to Mr. RH that I probably wouldn't register there but that it was my dream. He, of course, was insistent. I want to go to one of their fun registry events in stores... unfortunately they don't have any listed online at the moment.
I'm considering Macy's for bedding options... but then again, I'm not getting china or anything else that would be there... so maybe that's just too much?
Right now I'm thinking Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath & Beyond only... some say that's too many place and some say it's too few. I give up.
Am I doing it right? Doing it wrong? Do whatever I want and damn what anybody else thinks (I'm personally way on board with this, especially when it involves wine).
Where did you register - and would you register there again?
And if you are unmarried like myself... where's your dream place to register? I vote Container Store. They have some awesome shit in there that I would probably never take out of the box.... but damn it would be pretty!
Happy Friday! Send me good dress vibes!