When my friend suggested that I use his startup wedding registry company, Knack, as inspiration for my next blog post, he probably had no idea that I a) called-off my own wedding and b) was against registering for wedding gifts.
Now you know, Fred.
About item a) above: I will cut-to-the-chase by saying that I ended-up marrying the man. Bryan. Our called-off wedding was a thorn in our sides for awhile and I dare say painful for everyone involved because people get invested in things like weddings. Especially when they have invested two out of the three days they signed-up for. Three days really puts the extra in extravaganza. Rest assured, a few people had a really great time. I know this because they sent thank you notes saying so.
We eloped a couple years later with another couple, friends of ours as witnesses, also named Brian and Mckenzie. Yes, we have the same names but different spelling. Somehow the different spellings are comforting to everyone, like that is precisely how we manage our own identities and still have the same names. Bryan and I wanted to marry but we did not know what end was up when it came to doing a wedding again. So when Brian and Mckenzie invited us on a cruise we were like, Cha-yea! We'll take your vacation and raise you an elopement!
About item b) above: I was wrong, wrong. Registries make total sense. My wedding gift experience without a registry sucked. I know this for a fact because I have been to the homes of many-a-former wedding registerers and they have awesome stuff. Because they registered for the awesome stuff.
Here was part of my gift experience, without knackregistry.com:
1) A series of glass sculpture fish. If this had come with its own display shelf we would have been set.
2) A wood challis with two rings around the stem, allegedly carved from one piece of wood (felt like balsa to me), found in some distant corner of the earth, no doubt, because these people were always traveling. Good for them.
3) A set of chopsticks made of gold that were so slim and slippery, I dropped every other bite. I probably said shit 10 times although we used the chopsticks not more than twice. Shit is an atypical word for me to use because it feels shitty on my tongue. And shitty on my tongue is the last thing I want to feel when I am eating.
Fred, you can breathe now.
Knack is a wedding registry that allows you to register for just about any kind of excellent gift, decide how and when to receive it, and makes returns a snap. If Knack were a person, I would have definitely invited it to my elopement. Booyea!
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