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The registry experience

October 12, 2010

I’ve been writing and re-writing this post for three days. For once in my life, I was lost on how to articulate my feelings about creating our registry (hate asking for things, wondering what people would think, everything seemed so expensive, etc.). So, I’ve decided to KIS (Keep It Simple).

It was not as exciting as part of me had hoped.

It was not the complete Debbie Downer moment the other part of me feared it would be.

I also won the Battle of the Bedding.

Allow me to explain …

Shortly after I began my internship at Walt Disney World in summer 2002, Randy called to tell me his mom was making him a bedspread and curtains for his bedroom.

Since our relationship was still fairly new – and we hadn’t really discussed living together when I came home – I didn’t think much of it. Heck, I can’t even remember if he told me what pattern she was using. Either way, I was umm … surprised … when I learned it was a wilderness theme with deer and trees.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been blocking out the sun with and sleeping under deer for going on nine years.

At the onset, I didn’t say anything because his mom made it and I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Gradually, I just began to block it out. It was a blanket that kept me warm at night; the curtains were more than adequate at keeping the room dark.


Then we started to look at potential bedding sets for the registry and I knew we would never see eye-to-eye.

I liked stripes and more modern designs.

I liked jewel tones while he’d prefer something earthy (obviously).

I showed him set after set and nothing struck his fancy.

I was prepared for a battle last Thursday, but I surprisingly got little opposition.

After rejecting almost every set Bed, Bath and Beyond had in-store, I saw this one on a bed:

It’s not particularly modern, but the floral pattern is not overwhelming and I liked it instantly. Randy, however, turned his nose up.

Feeling indignant, I said to him, “Look, I’ve dealt with the deer for nine years. It’s my turn to pick something!”

I’m not sure if he realized it was only fair – or he figured I’d never let it go if I didn’t pick – but he obliged.

And I scanned the bar code. 😀

I have since, however, replaced it with something more affordable but equally as purple. I realized we don’t need all of those damn pillows that come in a set. Sure they’re pretty, but they’ll spend more time on the floor than on the bed. That gives me some peace of mind. 🙂

So, did you ever get a complex when registering for your wedding? Did you and your partner always agree on things to register for?