I have a few classmates from high school that are getting married and have posted their wedding websites on Facebook which include links to their registries.
Posting wedding information and registries where people who are not invited can see the details is probably a faux pas in itself, but that’s not my concern here.
What I think is weird is one girl has very mundane every day items including trash cans, shower curtain liners and a paper shredder (???) on her registry. I know from her posts that she is not setting up an entirely new household from scratch and I hope for her sake that she currently has some sort of waste receptacle and that she is not leaking water all over the floor when she showers.
Am I totally clueless or is stuff like that standard? I always imagined wedding gifts to be something special like completing a set of china, a complete formal dinner setting, a nice vase, etc. Not a trash can. What would you even say in a thank you note for that? “Thank you for the lovely trash can, I will think of you every time I dispose of my waste”?
I’ve only been to three weddings and unfortunately I have no idea what my family gave as a gift or what the registries for those were because I went to these weddings when I was a kid. If I had a friend getting married I would want to give them something truly special- not a trash can.