One of the advantages of going IN store to register are the helpful tips from the person in charge of that store's registries. I will share with you, what we learned on that fateful day....
- Choose "Giftable" items- This means no one will be likely to buy you a trashcan, a plunger, or a toilet brush. Because these aren't "gifts" these are practical items people don't talk about.
- Choose Fillers- Some people go into your registry wanting to spend $200, not a penny less. So they find a comforter you like, but say its $10 or $20 shy of their internal target... make sure you have knick knacks like candles and picture frames there to help them to get to their goal. If you do not pick your own frames or candles THEY WILL... let that be enough to scare you.
- No one will buy your a trashcan, but someone will buy you a Vaccum- Why, the store associate didn't know, but he speculates that it is largely due to the exasperation some people have with their vaccums. But they are one of the first "big ticket items" taken immediately.
- Register for the Expensive Towels- Because people will understand that this is a wishlist, if they don't like it they don't have to buy it.
- People WILL complain about things on your Registry- Because your taste is different than theirs, end of story. They will think your frames are atrocious and will probably have something to say about a lot of things on your list. Who cares, it's not their registry!