Sunday, September 21, 2008

Registry Fun

A few weeks ago, Fiance and I have started our registries. So far, since I haven't planned much - aside from one or two days dress shopping (unsuccessfully), a couple wedding shows, an unfinished wedding website (two months later), and a few unsuccessful attempts at researching photographers (usually leading to much frustration and anger at the outrageous prices!), I feel like I haven't done much.

But one Sunday, about a month ago or so, fiance and I decided to trek down to Macy's in Metro Center to get this party started.

The ah-hem, party, lasted about an hour before we headed back to the Hill for 5pm Mass, thus our registry was left unfinished, and hardly worthy of being shown to anyone. Anyone except our parents of course, both of whom responded "YOU REGISTERED FOR A HEINEKEN BEER TAP BUT NOT POTS AND PANS OR DISHES?!?!"

Well, really we just wanted to have fun with the scanner and get things started, why not right? We did register for other things...you know, some utensils...a Kitchen Aid mixer....with attachments...you know, the fun stuff. Fiance insisted to them that we weren't done yet, and that we still had research to do which, is no lie. We've just kind of been lacking on having the time to do so.

So a couple weekends ago, we went to a lovely Bridal Show up in Woodley Park (which I got him to go to promising tastings as there were some at the last one I went to in Alexandria, there were none at this one. Whoops?) and saw the Macy's table. Macy's, oh how I love thee, especially with the Martha Stewart line. You've never done wrong by me Macy's.

So a lovely woman was talking to us about our registry, the china we plan on registering for, and told us about a fabulous event which today, happened to end up in my Inbox thanks to The Knot yesterday.

Sip and Scan - "an event featuring fun beverages, hors d'oeurves, music, and fabulous registry experts to help you create your dream registry. Bring your fiancé and he can play 007 with the scan gun while you sip your drink and approve his choices." NICE!!!!

Now, not only can we finish our registry (well, one of them) but also, have a fun little date night out at the same time and please both of our mothers by completing the registry at the same time!

Any other DC brides planning on going to Sip and Scan on October 2nd?

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Blogger Unknown said...

I am seriously considering it!! I'm just not sure if it's too early for us or not? We are getting married next october...

Monday, September 22, 2008 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Keswick said...

I wish! My fiancé has an LSAT class that night right before the big test. Melissa - it may or may not be too early to at least start the registry or doing research for it. Signor Keswick and I went to one at Crate and Barrel this weekend to get started (altho we may just go with Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma since you can return duplicates and receive credit at EITHER store instead of just one.) It definitely got us thinking about we're going to need to compare at other stores. Also, if you plan on having an engagement party in the next few months, people may want to get you something and a registry would be helpful for them. However, you may also start getting stuff from it for the holidays and it's up to you whether you want to be gifted as the "bride to be" or as "melissa - pre-wedding." Because you may get fewer "self" items in comparison to "couple" items. I havent experienced this but was told about it by my coworker.

Monday, September 22, 2008 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Only One Heidi said...

i don't think it's too early - all the books i've read say that you should start at least 6 months out. Why not? I mean the worst that could happen is you change your mind before people really see it. I think it's a great bonding session for a couple, and really sort of give a test to ah-hem...compromise (No Mr. Gallery Place you do not NEED that industrial size deep fryer. Nor do you need a wine fridge larger than 12 bottles...okay i suppose i don't need three more collanders just because they're martha stewart and in rainbow colors...)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:43:00 AM  

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