Friday, June 20, 2014

Fun Friday: Jill Duggar's Wedding Registries

Registering when you get married is a lot of work. You have to figure out what it is you really need, then determine which make/model/color works best... for at least the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen! And then you have to have enough items at different price-points for different guests, make sure there's still enough items left after your shower(s), and that you're not getting duplicates. Still, it's a lot of fun, though overwhelming at first. In different stages of life, however, it gets easier and harder... older couples have lived in apartments and maybe houses, and likely have most of those basic items like pots and pans. Younger couples who have never really lived outside their parents' homes need much more, and it's very apparent Jill and Derick are in that situation.
The couple registered at Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Amazon, and the number of items on those lists is rather overwhelming. Of course, they're having a large affair and all, but I can't imagine finding room in a small place for the amount of stuff they may find themselves with! It is nice to know that the items they have chosen are not extravagant, though, and they're sticking with their simple roots.

I've checked in on the registries a couple of times now, and they have been updated, so it's nice that Jill and Derick are taking the time to monitor that stuff in the midst of their other wedding plans. The wedding is tomorrow, so let's look at the types of items the couple is hoping to receive...

Walmart (the biggest list)
We can tell the couple will have two bathrooms by registering for two toilet brushes, and they won't always eat in the dining room, as they have a set of TV trays on there as well. They'll spend time indoors (ping pong and foosball tables, plus an iPad) as well as out (two bicycles, a basketball, and four lanterns), and maybe even hunt (gun cabinet). Jill might get into canning (a few dozen mason jars of different sizes), and they'll have dinner guests as well (16 plastic dining bowls).

Other items of interest include tools, sewing supplies, twelve six-piece bath towel sets, several clocks, three area rugs, a friendship bracelet kit, and three rolls of duct tape. Some of the more surprising things on there are a $2400 lawnmower, five boxes of cereal, and gift cards to Burger King, Taco Bell, Olive Garden, Starbucks, IHOP, Outback, Subway, Brinker (Chili's/Maggiano's), and Cracker Barrel.

Bed Bath and Beyond (the most-shopped list)
Here's where they're getting basics like salt and pepper shakers, bakeware, flatware, servingware, pots and pans, knives, small appliances, and dishes (one table setting for 12 and another for 8). They're also registered for luggage and a vacuum... and then a TON of linens. Seriously, there's 20 kitchen towels, 32 hand towels, 38 washcloths, 32 bath towels, and 8 tubmats on there! Oh, and for good measure, a Toblerone. 

Amazon (the leftovers list)
This seems to exist solely so Jill can get the same mixer that her mother has, and then they added on a juicer, a blender, a grain mill, and a tent. Plus some instant noodles and some more gift cards, this time to Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino's, Qdoba, PF Chang's, Papa John's, Panera, and Applebee's. 
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