Saturday Ryan and I registered again.
We set up registries at Target and Macy's a few months ago, and put just enough stuff on them to get us through a bridal shower that happened last month. We knew we needed to add to them, and we knew we wanted to add a 3rd registry as well, so Saturday we set out to do so.
The last time we registered....it wasn't fun. We were disagreeing about pretty much everything except Pyrex (we have a serious love for Pyrex). He wouldn't like something I liked and I would get all offended...it just wasn't pretty. So I was hoping that registering round 2 would be more fun, which it was by far.
First we poked out heads into Crate and Barrel to see if they had enough stuff we liked to warrant registering. This was a big duh and of course they did, so we headed across the street to Macy's to check out their dish selection.
While at Macy's, a vendor rep from Calphalon (pots and pans) was there to answer any questions. She was amazing! I had done some research and had a general idea of what we wanted, but she pointed out stuff I never would have thought of. I knew we didn't want all non-stick (some of it is linked to gastro-intestinal cancers and infertility), and I thought that stainless would be a good fit for us. I knew we wanted a stainless set layered with another metal to increase conductivity, but what the Calphalon rep pointed out to me that I didn't realize was that pots with a copper bottom only cook from the bottom-you have to stand there and stir lots. The set we ended up selecting (the Calphalon Tri-ply 13 piece set) has aluminum layered throughout the stainless steel through the entire pot, so the sides heat up just as fast as the bottom, leading to evener heat distribution. The set is obscenely expensive, but we plan to cook on these for a lifetime. Calphalon, All Clad and Cuisinart were all brands I knew got excellent ratings, so I didn't fall for it just because the vendor rep was there.
Anyway. Also while at Macy's we looked at the dish selection, which was surprisingly really small. The selection of fine china was much, much better, but we are only registering for everday stuff. On our way out of Macy's, Ryan and I spoted some plain white dishes set on wooden chargers. It was our favorite setting we'd seen so far, so we asked the Macy's registry dude where the individual pieces could be found. Turns out, the wooden "charger" was just a tray from a chip and dip set...that cost $100. Which irks me, because don't act like it's something that can be purchased individually when it can't. Then the Macy's guy proceeds to explain to us that "$100 for a charger really isn't bad at all" and that we should register for fine china because "our parents friends would be mad at us" if it wasn't on the registry. Oh yeah, MAD AT US. And maybe a $100 charger flies in his house, but not in ours. Probably the 2 dumbest things I've ever heard.
We headed back across the street to Crate and Barrel determined to find non-$100 wooden chargers...
To be continued!
Did you hear any ridiculous things when registering? Did you all fight or get along nicely?