Wedding Registry

The fiance and I are going to register this weekend! Initially, all I could thing was "Wheeee! FUN!" and then my Type A personality kicked in. What do I need? Where is my list? How many of everything do I need? Where do I go? How does this work?

 I already have a lot since I've lived by myself for three years, as does Christopher. Luckily, I already have the token KitchenAid mixer thanks to my stellar Nana and her magical attic. Some of the things I have, I won't need more of: plain wine glasses. Between the two of us, we probably have 48 already. But some items that I got as "hand-me-down" things to get my household started, I will need to register for.

Plus, I'm looking forward to picking out things that are "us." Although to be totally honest, I may or may not have started already...oops! I was just working away on the wedding website, and wanted to see what the registry page looked like, which you can't really do until you register for stuff. So I went ahead and set up online registries just to get the feel of it, and well, I really liked it. I had to make myself stop!

I've spent the last few days scouring Pinterest, the knot, and other resources trying to develop a concise checklist of what to register for. It was nice to already check some things off! So now it comes down to you: what are some things you wished you had registered for but didn't? And what is something you did get that you had absolutely no use for?

And can someone please explain to me how 6 bath towels is supposed to be enough for two people without doing a load of whites every other day?!

Spending Freeze

Being a grown up is just no fun sometimes! Bills, chores, decisions, and more--can sometimes make life a bore {maybe not if you're Dr. Seuss!}. I've decided to put myself on a spending freeze for the next few weeks to pay off a few items and get a better grip on my finances before getting married. Plus, all this wedding stuff is expensive--mine, and everyone elses!

Here's a few things I'd like to buy if I were able to:

Vince Camuto Jeweled Wedge Sandal
PERMANENTLY Reduced, $79.99
I love these glitzy sandals! They're perfect for dressing up summer sundresses.

Lilly Pulitzer Whiting Cut-Out Shift Dress
Basically all of Lilly's Summer 2015 collection is perfection. I need it all, and need to start figuring out my end-of-summer sale game plan now!

Prada 54 mm Cat Eye Sunnies,$255
I really need to invest in a nice pair of sunglasses. I haven't had a high quality pair in years, and it really does make a difference in the fit and feel on your face. These Prada ones are super popular in the blog-o-sphere right now, but I feel like they're also super flattering on most face shapes.

Rebecca Minkoff 'Medium MAB'
Leather Tote in Aloe; $159 40% off
I love a good structured tote bag. I really like this Aloe color that kind of boarders on white/mint. Sometimes I feel that starch white purses are a little harsh, but the green undertones of this bag will help minimize that, as well as any "contamination" it might pick up from the floor, the car, being outside, etc. 

Kendra Scott Ellie Stud Earrings
in Iridescent Druzy, $65
I wear studs almost every day, but these Kendra Scott beauties would add just the right amount of glitz to everyday wear.

Citizen's Watch with Mother of Pearl Face,
On Sale for $187.50 at Kay Jewelers
I need need NEED a new watch. I've loved my Fossil gold and silver watch for many years now, but it's starting to show. I'm definitely lusting over this Mother of Pearl pretty, and need to try it on as soon as possible.

Wedding Website--Do I?

The last few months, I've had a never ending debate going on in my head: do I do a wedding website? I already have this blog {which is hard enough to keep up regularly with all of my other life stuffs going on}, so is it really a good idea to create one more thing to maintain? I've seen the good ones, I've seen the really really bad ones--varying first/third persons, horrible stories, blank pages, blurry pictures--and I can't decide if it's worth it!

Also, I worry that creating a website advertising every single little detail like location, wedding party, registry information, and an online RSVP little detail might open the door for hurt feelings for those who weren't able to be included in our special day. Then the Internet stalker in me is screaming,"No! I like creeping on everyone else's websites and seeing what they're doing. No hurt feelings here!" And of course, the grammar Nazi in me wants it all to be perfect if I go ahead and design a site. So I am at a complete and utter loss.

I feel like I've got three options:
  1. No wedding website, period. I like the idea of including all the information on additional cards in the invitation suite as was traditionally done before the World Wide Web...but of course, no registry information! 
  2. Create a wedding info page here on the blog--more of a "guest book" and less of a traditional wedding website, though I imagine it would be smart of me to include accommodations options, local restaurants and shops, and online registry links for convenience. 
  3. Bite the bullet and do a full on wedding website. There are a few I like and that kind of work with the overall feel we're going towards throughout the planning process. Take a look at my favorites here:
Appy Couple--Coordinating App and Website

Riley & Grey--Custom Domain Name and RSVP Capabilities

So what are your thoughts? Do you like Wedding Websites? If so, why; and if not, why not? Thanks for all the help!