I wasn’t sure at first why Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were inspired torush to the altar. Now I know. The expensive gifts! I took a gander at Kim and Kris’ Gearys Beverly Hills registry and found that, for the same cost as the items with which they wish to grace their home, they could feed an entire third world country. Recession? What recession? [Celebitchy]
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This Thursday, JCPenney is hosting an online wedding registry party, in which engaged couples and friends and family of engaged couples can speak to a registry expert and see demonstrations of KitchenAid, Cusinart, and Mikasa products. The party lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30pm CT (8:30 – 9:30pm ET). JCPenney will also award 10 prizes every 10 minutes during the hour-long party. Also, all guests of the online shindig will receive a $10 discount coupon to be used on any $25 or more home purchase. Space is limited, so you need to sign up now. [JCPenney Online Wedding Registry Party] Keep reading »
It’s sort of crazy to admit, but long before I got married — even before I met my now-husband — I had a real fear of having a wedding. It wasn’t so much getting married that scared me, but simply all the preparation and planning that I knew would go into throwing a wedding. With family and friends spread around the globe, I worried how I’d get people in one place. I fretted that loved ones would feel obligated to come even if they didn’t have the time or money to travel. I worried about my aging grandparents and whether they’d feel terribly left out if they weren’t well enough to attend. I was concerned about the cost, of course. And I worried about certain friends and family members who might be recently divorced or broken up and find it sad to attend a wedding. And remember, I had all these concerns before I even met my now-husband! When we finally did meet and started seriously talking marriage, I had a brand-new worry: wedding gifts! Would people feel obligated to get us something? Would we get a bunch of stuff we didn’t want or need? Where in the world would we put everything in our small one-bedroom Manhattan apartment? And finally, should we register for gifts? Is that tacky? Would we look, gasp, greedy? Keep reading »
When couples get married, they generally register at a few stores for plates, kitchen appliances, and other household items so their wedding guests can buy them exactly what they need (or want). For the most part, these lists are extensive enough that it’s not hard to find a salad spinner, table setting, or set of towels that fits into your budget. But if you wait until right before the wedding to purchase a wedding gift, a $400 mixer might be all that’s left on the registry. Since we’ve experienced the desperation that comes with shopping for a couple when everything on their registry has been taken, we asked a few of our recently married friends what route wedding guests should go when this happens. Read their advice after the jump. Keep reading »
ZOMG! It’s wedding season! You know what that means? If you’re getting married, you’ve got to register for gifts and if you’re going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you’ve got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at department stores or home furnishing shops in search of the perfect 15-piece set of pots and pans. A lot of couples go the more unusual route, and register with online stores with specialized wares. Here are five we think are fun.
1. Honeymoon: Dying to go to Aruba, but don’t have the cash for a super luxurious post-wedding honeymoon? Register your honeymoon vacay with TheBigDay.com, a site which allows guests to contribute to the special couple’s trip. [TheBigDay.com]
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