A T&A Wedding

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Registry

So Tamara didn't want to open her own blogger acount, so I will be posting things on her behalf.

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From Tamara:

We just came from our first official wedding registry event. I call it an event because it seems you are supposed to make an appointment and have done some reading before hand. Adam and I, however, had not. We went in blind, sort of expecting to get the little gun and run round the store pointing at things, instead the lady talked all about completion programs, maximizing our HBC Rewards and using credit cards to get discounts. We got piles of brochures, our second white paper folder (I'm told there will be many of these), an orange scented candle, coupons, checklists and planners. We answered questions and signed sheets, gave away our personal details and the details of our parents (sorry, guys). We sat and listened to the official Bay registry speech. About half an hour into our bridal registry registration, I was starting to fight to keep my eyes from glazing over.
When at length we did get the gun (along with piles and piles of paper), we went round zapping things. Man, stuff is expensive. All of a sudden I understood why the mismatched conglomeration of flatware we have (stolen from airplanes from way back, when it was worth stealing, from various staff rooms, from mom's flatware and the camping flatware and some of gran's old flatware) has been good enough for so long. So that's why we haven't bought a new duvet! Oh and that's why I wait till a sale to buy my towels. Huh.
Hopefully we picked a fair bit of stuff that's not too expensive and stuff we do genuinely need. We'll be adding to our registry at the Bay and supplementing it with other registries that we'll post about in future. But now, it's time for a nice relaxing coffee and a sit down.

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I realize that it is usual for info about a registry to be spread word of mouth through mothers and bridesmaids, but we figured this would be most efficient since everybody is scattered everywhere across the province, and even into other provinces.

We would also welcome monetary gifts as there are a few things that we would like to get that are quite expensive, such as a new computer, or a down payment for a house.

To see our HBC wedding registry, click on this link. You can search for it under either of our names.

1 Comments:

  • Obviously a lot of the traditions about registering and not talking about gifts and costs of stuff are old fashioned and impractical for us. In the wedding book Jen got us, it says never talk about your registry except to inform you parents (on both sides) so that they can spread the word. With everyone scattered across BC, and Canada, a lot of the nicities are going to have to fall by the wayside and this is one of 'em.
    duh duh duh… and another one bites the dust…

    By Anonymous Tamara, at 9:23 AM, April 05, 2006  

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