Category: Frugal

A Frugal Couple’s Top 10 Wedding Bridal Shower Registry List Items

Chris and I have been married now for 10 years! It’s been 10 glorious (and sometimes tumultuous) years together, and we’re proud to share that most of the items we received on our wedding registry have stood the test of time, even our dust buster.

Defy Convention

When we first put together our wedding registry, we were pushed towards fancy china, specific drinkware, and high-end extras that I knew had no need in our lives. After we were guided around by the saleslady, I went home and changed our entire registry to be more practical for our lives and our future together.

If the Old Ladies Need It…

I remember at my own bridal shower all of the older married ladies saying they wished they could throw themselves a shower every ten years so they could get newer items to replace worn out items. I’m here to share with you items you’ll hopefully never need to replace and will feel like the first day you used them after you were carried over the threshold (or for you stronger types, carried your partner over the threshold). For the record, Chris carried me, my upper body is weak.

I figured now would be a time when a lot of couples are getting engaged and starting to plan out their own wedding registries. We were engaged in December of 2005, which seems quite some time ago, yet not that long at the same time. Twelve years!

Here’s a roundup of the top 10 best quality long lasting items we focused on for our own wedding registry that may help you buy for a couple newly engaged or create your own frugal wedding registry. Continue reading…