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We’re Registered

We finally registered. Crate & Barrel has this awesome deal where you can sign up with your significant other to register for your big event on Sunday mornings before the store opens. They serve champagne and it is supposedly a wonderful time. Unfortunately John and I are VERY busy people and couldn’t make any of the scheduled private events. So last weekend John and I braved the Saturday crowds at Crate & Barrel to start our registering adventure. We checked in at one of the registers and were given one of these bad boys…

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We immediately started scanning kitchen items starting with plates, bowls, and mugs.

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Within five minutes we were immediately overwhelmed by forks, knives, and spoons. I had no idea that these three simple utensils came in so many shapes, sizes, textures, finishes, weights, etc.

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But seriously, it’s enough to make your head spin. Luckily we agreed on a simple and modern style and booked it away from the silverware mountain. John and I carefully combed our way through the store scanning and entering entities along the way.

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Every single thing in that store comes in ONE MILLION different varieties. They don’t just have glasses, they have drinking glasses, and high ball glasses, low ball glasses, big glasses, little glasses, and so on and so forth. If you have never considered the weight of a glass in your hand or the thickness of the glass in that glass, registering is a shocking introduction to how insanely crazy it is to be an adult and have adult things in your kitchen. We currently have a random assortment of different colored plates, cups (I say cups because 98% of them are plastic and were gathered during various soirees during our college years), eating utensils (some of these may or may not be plastic as well), and a hodge podge of pots and pans with mismatched lids. We try to keep it classy.

We had a ton of fun imaging ourselves in our new fancy kitchen sitting at our kitchen table (cleverly hidden by our new table cloth) sipping out of juice glasses (WHY are these so small?!) and pulling our cloth napkins out of their napkin rings. We tried to register for things that we would actually use (read: not juice glasses OR napkin rings) and that we would get a lot of use out of (sorry pitcher with no handle, you are useless in our new, fancy, practical kitchen). And I have to say, that scanner was a neat little toy. I’m not sure why, but every time I scanned something and it popped up on the screen I got a little bit excited that it MAGICALLY knew what we were looking at (I get it, barcodes, technology, blah blah)

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After we walked around for an hour scanning everything in sight, we plugged our magic scanner into this machine

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where all of our choices were added to our registry. We got a five page print off ¬†and turned our scanner back in. The lady thanked us and gave us a PRESENT!!! You’re welcome Crate & Barrel, thanks for having us.

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John and I decided to take the easy way out and register at Bed Bath & Beyond online. We wanted to get a well rounded registering experience. After I created the registry I was greeted with a few precious online congratulations

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Navigating the website from the comfort of our couch was awesome. We added things like bed sheets, towels, and big kitchen appliances. I’m glad that we had the in store/scanner experience but I also liked the ease and convenience of online registering.

We also registered on www.honeymoonwishes.com.
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This website allows you to register for activities, adventures, and upgrades during your honeymoon. There are a variety of activities and packages that your wedding guests can purchase for you to enjoy while on your honeymoon. We chose things like swimming with the sea turtles, spa packages, sunset dinner cruises, and beach picnics. It’s a neat way for people to contribute to your wedding experience!

And after all of our real life and virtual hard work we are now officially done registering!

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