When it comes to wedding registries, you can always count on the same items to sneak onto the list — 500-thread-count sheets, stainless steel mixing bowls, and that fancy espresso machine you'd never actually buy for yourself, for example. But after the staples make the cut, couples' wedding registries can seriously diverge — and some even get into weird territory! Here, three brides confess to the strangest things they've added to their lists.
"I went a little crazy with paper products — Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper," says one bride. "My thought process was this: When a woman sets up a baby registry, she adds diapers — and not because their fun or luxurious, but because she knows she'll use and need them. Well, I knew we'd be spending a good chunk of money buying paper products over the years, so why not stock up? In fact, enough people bought us toilet paper that we didn't have to buy any our first year of marriage!"
"We actually set up our registry at Home Depot," says another bride. "We had just purchased a fixer-upper, so we knew we'd need a ton of tools we didn't have and couldn't afford. We ended up getting a shop vacuum and flooring sanders, which came in really handy when we had to refinish three stories of wood floors!"
"My husband is a huge video game fan," says another, "and by the time we tied the knot, we'd been living together for a few years and had all the household items we really needed. So while we registered for some necessities, I decided to let him go a little crazy with gaming items. He was able to upgrade his PlayStation to the latest model and got enough new games for it to last a lifetime! I told him that giving over control of our registry was my wedding present to him."