We were very proud of ourselves when we decided to have an online registry. After determining that this was an absolutely genius way to stick with Michigan stores, we promptly patted ourselves on the backs and checked “registry” off our list.
As it turns out, that was the easy part. Now, at the risk of sounding like I’m complaining about picking out presents for people to buy us, deciding on the stores, visiting them, picking out the gifts and then entering them all into our online registry was no snappy task. However, like all efforts to be more local, where this method may have been lacking in convenience, it will more than make up for in results. We’re super pumped to give our guests a chance to shop as some of these awesome Michigan spots:
The Brew Krew, East Tawas
I have more than one favorite shop in Downtown East Tawas, but the Brew Krew is definitely high on the list. It has incredibly fun and cute kitchen and bath things. Since a whole hunk of our guests will be Tawasian, this will be their shop local option.
In our first post about our registry, I joked about registering at Meijer. But then we came to realize that we did need some sort of large store that offered home goods that was easy to access for most of our guests. When you’re looking for that criteria in Michigan, there is really one, awesome option: Meijer. I love Meijer. I mean, it’s a million reasons in a single store, right?
Yes. We did this. There is pasta on our registry. And coffee. And Urfa Red Pepper Flakes. If the benefit of having an online registry is that the options are limitless, why not go to the limit with what we put on it? And if no one wants to buy us a fancy tin of tuna for our wedding, well, I’ll probably just ask for one for Christmas.
Our friends and super talented metal artist Dace makes such cool stuff that we’ve already dedicated an entire post to his stuff. Everything he makes is custom, so anyone who wants to get us one of his pieces (please?) gets to work with him directly to make it happen. If I were to be getting us a wedding present, it would be one of his.
We haven’t exactly gotten as far as putting Leon & Lulu’s on our registry yet, but we plan to. This shop in Clawson is full of quirky, fun home goods that really matches our style. We’re really looking forward to going there to do our registry…whenever we get around to that.
Didn’t know JC Penny was a Michigan store? Yeah, it’s not. But because so many of our guests are coming from out of state and may want a more traditional wedding registry spot, we decided we had to choose one national retailer. We weren’t sure which one to pick, but after JC Penney’s recent publicity regarding hiring Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson, we decided including them on our registry was one small, but meaningful way to show our support.
Anywhere we’re missing?