Other than that our initial debated was between Target, Macy's, Crate and Barrel, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We wandered around Macy's and really were not impressed and felt like much of the "essentials" were a little over priced. Not to mention I was pretty sure I would be disowned as a "Kingma Girl" if I actively promoted business to the "store which shall not be named." You see my Mom's side of the family has a long standing tradition as a Marshall Field's family and I have many fond memories spent there with my grandma as well. But ever since Macy's aka "the store which shall not be named" took over Marshall Fields we have severed our ties so creating a wedding registry there just didn't seem right. The only problem was they sell Fiestaware. These beautiful dishes:
I already have a set my parents gave me when I graduated from college and I dearly love them. We decided we wanted to add to this collection as our everyday dishes. I wasn't sure what to do until someone told me they thought Kohl's had them. So Kohl's it had to be. Registering at Koh's was a lot of fun, but turned out to also be very exhausting- who knew wandering around a store not actually buying anything could make a person so tired? Nick may disagree but it was also a lot easier to agree on things than I had anticipated so no nasty fights :)
We wanted to register at one other place to provide some variety. We perused Bed, Bath, and Beyond and felt it was very similar to Kohl's so we took that off the list which left Target and Crate and Barrel. I don't know as though we ever really talked about which one made more sense, but I heard about this event
Which was basically an opportunity to have Crate and Barrel all to yourself (ie you and several other couples) so you can register. The best part is they provide food and beverage and a free gift! I asked Nick what he thought and we decided to sign up. Decision made Crate and Barrel it was. Sorry Target I still dearly love you but how could I pass up panini's and mimosas?? So this past Sunday we got up early before Crate and Barrel was open to the public and enjoyed a lovely tour of the store, followed by some yummy breakfast.
Then it was off to registering
And having a little fun in the process
And we even took home these lovelies as a free parting gift
|lovely heart shaped champagne flutes!|
So there you have it our registries are complete (at least until next seasons fashions come out and we have to update them)! I think we did a pretty good job being practical while still including some things that would just be nice to have.
Can you guess what the post expensive thing on our registry is? Hint: it is not as I would have guessed a power tool, and really I am not even sure why this item is so expensive.
Well it is this little doozy
that we registered for on a whim only to find out when we got our print out of our registry that it costs....are you ready for this??
$270.00!!!!! Yes that is right you can make yummy margaritas in your home for a mere $270 big ones...seriously what makes this so much more expensive than my $25.00 blender. (also funny side note it is technically called "Margartiaville Frozen Concoction Maker"...just call it what it is people!)
I have informed Nick that if we get this and nothing else we are returning it to purchase pans so if you decide to purchase this for us please do not be offended if we return it for something that is well...much more practical (but we will only do that if we did not receive any other practical gifts :) )