When my husband and I were getting married we decided to register at Macy's and Bed Bath and Beyond. I was fixated on getting my fine China. That was all I wanted. I think I nearly drove my bridesmaids crazy over it.
I have been dreaming of eating on my own china for years, inviting people over to eat on it. I went as far as being the first to break it in. Alone.
Once I picked out the perfect pattern, Vera Wang Lace by Wedge Wood, I was done shopping for the shower.
In comes my husband. He got a hold of that gun thing and registered for his mandolin, his kitchen aid mixer, his Wusthof knives (the ones he was missing), his food processor, his bamboo cutting boards, etc...etc...
The day of the shower arrived and my husband started opening up his gifts. One by one he let everyone know " Oh I really wanted this! I picked this out! and I can't wait to use this!" He was a kid in a candy store acting like he had never scene any of these items before wide eye, grinning and happy. We knew what we were getting because we were keeping track online.
He has used every item way more than twice.
I have a complete china set, my friends come over for dinner but we never use it.