Registry: Keepin’ It In The Bedroom

So you’re engaged. Congrats! Show us the ring! Schedule the day! Register for a bed! Wait. What?

Yep, that’s right – I said register for a bed. And I mean it. GET THEE TO A CRATE & BARREL, ASAP! Registering within weeks of getting engaged was one of the BEST decisions that The Boy and I made in those early days of pre-nuptial craziness. People wanted to give us gifts (in general, for our birthdays, for Christmas, etc.) and being able to direct them to our registries was great (for us and for them). No fuss.

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Trying to plan your registry? Never fear, m’dear! Once a week for the next two months, I’ll be breaking down each section of the registry (generally by room) and offering you practical suggestions on items to register for. Today, we’re tackling the bedroom (grrrr):

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The Big Ticket Items (People may not buy it for you but you can use your completion program to get them yourself):

  • Bed
  • Mattress and boxspring
  • Nightstands
  • Dresser
  • Bench or armchair

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Needed Items (Even if you don't think so now…):

  • 2-4 pillows
  • 1-2 mattress pads
  • 2-3 sets of pillowcases or shams
  • 2-3 flat sheets
  • 2-3 fitted sheets
  • 1-2 table lamps
  • 1 winter weight down comforters (go one size up from the size of your bed)
  • 1 summer weight down comforter (go one size up from the size of your bed)
  • 1-2 duvet covers

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Cool Items (Not needed but nice to have):

  • 1-2 blankets for layering
  • 1 table fan
  • 1 bed skirt
  • Assorted underbed storage
  • TV/DVD player
  • Alarm clock
  • ipod dock
  • Mirror
  • Throw pillows
  • Pillow protectors
  • Rug
  • Curtains/Hardware
  • Wooden hangers
  • Closet organizers

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Your bedroom doesn’t need much but be sure to invest in the important things as you’ll be using them every day. A good mattress and sheets are, indeed, expensive but when you consider the fact that you’ll be spending 8-10 hours every single day on them – that’s a sound investment. So, Tulle Nation – whaddya think? Did I leave anything off?