Welcome back to "Road to a Marriage License!"  Over the weekend, my fiance Robyn and I decided to add some items to our registry.  Here's how it went!

Right around the time I was starting this blog series, we had our first registry outing; but since "RTAML" wasn't yet in full swing, I didn't even think to take pictures or write anything about it.  For that, I apologize.  I'll make it up to you.  I promise.

We have registries at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond, and we went to update the latter of the two over last weekend.  We walked in, got our high-tech scanner, and we were on our way!

Drew, TSM

The registry desk at Bed, Bath & Beyond is strategically placed in the middle of all the expensive china and flatware, so the first thing we scanned was a tableware set.  We're in desperate need of new plates and bowls, so this one was a no-brainer.

The plates presented a minor obstacle to the registering process that we would have to deal with several times during this whole process: Even on big, heavy items, the only barcode to scan for the registry was on the item itself.  It would have been very helpful to have a barcode on the shelf we could scan.  I was afraid of breaking something every time I flipped over a clunky box to find the barcode.  But, in the end, we managed just fine.

We made our way to the linens, and registered for a couple different bedding options.  We're sort of shooting for a black, white, and red palate, and it was exciting to register for things that fit our decorative vision and personality.

Then we got to the bath area.  We decided to go with brighter colors for our bathroom, and we found a mosaic pattern with light shades of green and blue that we really liked.  We registered for the whole collection, along with some matching towels, and that was that!

Drew, TSM

They say not to be worried about registering for too much, so we didn't really.  We made sure to have at least some fun with our registry items, including adding things like monogrammed towels!

Drew, TSM

We made one last lap around the store, and then decided we should probably call it a day and grab some food (we were both getting a little grumpy).  We handed our scanner back in with just over 90 items on it, which we felt pretty good about.

Overall, we had a pretty good time.  My one suggestion to others would be to eat lunch before you go to register, and be sure to have plenty of time to spend.  The last thing you want is to be building a registry on a time crunch, or an empty stomach, or both!

Do you have any tips or suggestions for me and Robyn?  Leave them in the comments section below!