@SarahP Definitely. Just show up and bare your neck. And bring some garlic, just in case it's all a ruse by vampires.
If I HAVE the neck to pull off that necklace, SOMEONE should probably let me try it on, right?
Oh look, you've found my christmas list!
THE OCTOPUS EARRINGS
I NEED THEM
I CAN'T BREATHE
man, remember the halcyon days when the majority of hairpin comments weren't about working from home? what is up with all these spam posts?
I don't post often, but I see a lot of actual serious questions on here from people working on their own weddings, so I thought I might share some info. For most of you this will probably be a major TL;DR, but if you are worried about your registry it might help.
I actually work at Bed bath and beyond and am a trained 'bridal consultant'. Part of my job is to help couples put together their registries. We see couples of all kinds, a few are a lot like in the post, it's both funny and sad when you get one like that, but the majority are terrified of what their friends will think of them if they put anything expensive on it. If I do my job right the couple gets a registry that balances what they think they'll need and want with what their guests are equipped to handle cost wise.
Wedding gifts are one of the few times someone walks into a store knowing exactly how much they are willing to spend. If you know your friends and family are $30 people, then you will need a lot of $30 items. That said, if they're the type to try to out do each other, go nuts. For most of us, they're a combination, so you should have a combination of items. If nothing on you registry is under $20 or above $100, chances are you've done it wrong.
While the store is def. in it for the money, they don't pressure us to get the big ticket items on the registry. That said, most of the more expensive items come from a desire for quality. We'll recommend china, porcelain, or the corell glass (the corell is actually very cheap and durable fyi, one drawback is that it can be hard to replace lost or broken pieces, so you might want to put on more than you think you'll need) for everyday plate sets because it's considerably more durable than the alternatives. Also keep in mind that if a nice china place setting is around $40 each, your guests are only spending $40, whereas if you go for one of the cheap stoneware 45 pc. sets for $75, one of your guests now has to spend $75. We also try to get people to register for appliances that are of a high enough quality that they will still be working ten years from now.
When you're putting your registry together you should try to have around fifty more items on it than you do invitees (keep in mind that often people that can't make it to the big day will still send a gift). This is to give people options, because it's true that no one is going to feel good about getting you a junky little broom for $6.
A great place to help your guests out is towels and rugs for the kitchen and bathroom. Some one can put two or three things together and have a very respectable gift for around $30. Also keep in mind that you will always need towels, so feel free to add more than you think you'll need. Placemats, cloth napkins, napkin rings etc. are also great inexpensive items, and people like to think of seeing their items used if they come to see you.
As far as haw to tell people, I recommend a website. Simply add the address to the invites or save the dates, and at the bottom of the page have the places you are registered at listed. There's really no need to put in any kind of disclaimer, people that are going to get you a gift will get you one no matter what you do, and people that can't afford one will swipe a $100 dollar gift card and then pretend there must have been some mistake when it's empty.
One warning, if you only really want one thing, and it's a big expensive thing, don't make it the only decent thing on your registry. From experience I can tell you that it is genuinely insulting to the people who can't afford it, but had wanted to get you something nice. It will make them feel like there's nothing they can afford that you will actually want.
I'm sure this is more than anyone ever wanted to know, but I hope it comes in handy for those with questions.
By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on A Reasonable Review of One Direction's New Album, Which Is the Best Album Ever
Am I allowed to post comments after a sea of fake people? Or does my comment now look illegible by association?
Anyway, they sing about the "Best Song Ever" and not remembering afterwards how it goes...
I have decided to believe that this refers to the same song that Tenacious D sang about in "Tribute."
@Jane Hu@facebook ...what are those? This fandom needs a guide.
@heb it's fine, it's fine, I am a 26 year old who panicked today when I realized the presale for the tour started today.
@heb Ok ok ok, I think this comes down to what we define as "best." I think Liam is the most "trained," Zayn is the most versatile and Harry is the best showman. Even the other members admit Zayn's lines are the hardest to cover!
I think the best part about 1D is that you can really make an argument for any one of them being your #1 fav, while the boy bands of the late 90s only really gave 1 or 2 choices unless you were being aggressively contrarian.
Also: hello, I am a grown woman working in her adult office