What Is This, 1958? Give The Little Wife a Blender?

8.16.2012


We sat in two chairs in a room filled with fine china, and there was a girl across from us that seemed nervous.

She was talking a mile a minute, she was handing us pamphlets and papers, and trying to convince us to buy the most expensive knife set.

It was our first experience in wedding registry, and we were already overwhelmed.

It seems really simple. Aim the gun and push the button - and hopefully that duvet will be on your bed in a few months.

At first, in attempts to be the most stellar overachiever of customer service, the nervous girl tried to talk with us and SCAN ON OUR BEHALF. I don't know much about registering, but I know picturing myself with my own gun was not a delusion of grandeur.

Bryan looked stressed out (because she was talking as quickly as Six LeMeure from Blossom), I JUST WANTED MY OWN GUN, and WE DON'T WANT THAT KNIFE SET!

After discreetly inquisitive text messages to my best friend about whether this was normal, I gently requested the scanning affair be kept between Bryan and I, and our enthusiastic associate kindly obliged.

Once Bryan's blood pressure was regulated, we had a great time. Eventually, once we moved on to Target and talked about towels for five hours - I was ready to go home. But, it was still really fun and it's basically like having the greatest birthday ever once you start having showers.

For instance, THIS WILL BE IN MY KITCHEN SOON:







THE COOKIES! THE BREAD! THE OTHER STUFF TO MIX! THE POSSIBILITIES!

NO HAND MIXING!

YOU CAN TURN IT ON AND GO MAKE A SANDWICH AND TAKE A SHOWER!

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14 comments:

  1. I think wedding showers are invented solely so you can have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

    And to use a scanning gun. Who did she think she was??

    Laura

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    1. I think we both only went in thinking of that gun.

      Wedding showers might be my new favorite thing!

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  2. I totally understand. And after the wedding, they badger you with "Completion Specials" and try to convince you that you should now use all your wedding money to buy everything you didn't get from your registry, usually the things that they forced you in to registering. And when they do the forcing, they don't seem to have in mind the real life conditions under which you will live, ie, WE LIVE IN DC AND DON'T NEED LINENS FOR THE GUEST ROOM BECAUSE OUR APT IS THE SIZE OF A SHOEBOX. But it is super excited to have people invest in your home and hospitality!

    ~Hannah

    Also, careful with that gun.... I accidentally registered or 30 sets of beer glasses. My granny was most distressed.

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    1. I also love when stuff shows up on the registry that was purchased that you did not register for? We only had one funny and questionable item that will remain unnamed.

      We have SO MANY appliances. Which, is awesome and I am thankful for - but I was standing in our kitchen surrounded by giant gadgets and felt like I needed to start making things every day.

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  3. Yay for showers. You are right...they are immensely fun. We have that exact kitchenaid mixer. And it is, indeed, exactly as wonderful as you think it is. :)

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    1. I am so excited! I still haven't used it, but I have great plans :)

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  4. If you are a serious baker, get the 6 qt at least. I wanted it, but was given the 4.5, and it is NOT big enough. Drives me batty.
    Anyway, yeah... I was super-excited about registering, but it got old fast. What kept being fun was checking online before showers and such to see what gifts I might be getting that day... although my (now) husband told me that was cheating. I told him it was playing a game of memory!

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    1. I don't remember what size it is. I am guessing the 4.5, which is still awesome to me since I am used to my mom's and it's the size she has!

      We check the registry obsessively. NO SHAME!

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  5. Registering was so much fun!!!! We did Bed Bath & Beyond and Target and had great success at both of them actually. AND we got nearly everything we asked for, or at least the important stuff, so they work!!! It's like magic, I tell you.

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    1. It truly is. I felt kind of meh about registering at BB&B but realized everyone does because their return policy is simply the best. Target is great because it's Target, but they run out of stuff pretty quickly!

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  6. a stand mixer will. change. your. life. i honestly can't tell you how many times i start mixing something and walk away. it's a game changer for sure! can't wait to go check out your registry!!! =)

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    1. Yayayaya I thought of you and all of your delicious creations that you've blogged about. I can't wait to seee youuu!!

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  7. Fran! I just to say that I am glad you remember me! The only reason I put you under the "I think we would be friends" tab is because I was nervous you wouldn't remember me from the old days of CSF and our Bible study with Jade. You were a cool upperclassman and I was a dorky Freshman. I think it might help my "cool-factor" if you didn't remember me as a Freshman... yowzers, what a time.

    Registering is crazy overwhelming. It does get better, but I remember panicking...at each store...Sometimes doing things online makes it easier.

    I can't believe she tried to keep the gun. That makes an overwhelming situation awkward.

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    1. GIRL of course I remember you. I can guarantee that freshman or not, you were probably still cooler than I was/am :) I have a tendency to just assume that I remember most people and they don't remember me. Are other people like that too?

      You're so right - once we moved more toward managing the registry online I enjoyed it so much more. I didn't feel stressed, and I could read reviews. Win.

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