Post # 1
FI and I are currently registered at 2 places: Target and Etsy. Several family members have suggested we register at, at least, one other store. I’m torn because everywhere is SO expensive. ($100 just for sheets? NO thank you!)
Should I cave an register for expensive things I don’t want? Or stick to my guns and keep my (less expensive but large) registry at Target?
Post # 3
@OnceUponATime: Your registries sound fine! We registered at two places ourselves, and it worked out just fine. Plus, I love target! Don’t worry. 🙂
Post # 4
You can get EVERYTHING at Target! It’s fabulous! What did you register for on Etsy? I’ve never heard of that and I’m super curious!
We are registered at Bed Bath & Beyond for a few things and have a honeyfund set up as the main registry 🙂
Post # 5
@FutureMrsLadolcetta: I registered for small furniture/organizational pieces, cups, table runners, and a few decor items. Not a whole lot, but all handmade. Which I love!!
@pengoala: Whew. 🙂 She insisted I needed to register at more “high end” places. Personally, if someone wants to buy me a $100 gift, I would prefer a George Foreman Grill from Target than a single pillow from Bed Bath and Beyond! lol
Post # 6
I didnt know Etsy had a registry. Interesting….
I registered at 2 places; Crate & Barrel and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Post # 7
We registered at Kohls and Target. We aren’t fine china or $100 sheets type people, so these places worked for us. Plus, Kohls gives you a 10% store credit on all registry purchases about 90 days after you wedding date. We got everything off that registry, but DH has told me he needs socks and undies and that’s what it will be going towards 🙂
Post # 8
@OnceUponATime: I mean, don’t get me wrong. We were BBB and Macy’s registry people ourselves based on our own preference, but I totally understand the need to register at a place like Target. It’s totally practical, and is stuff you’re going to use every day, and let’s face it, your guests are going to be way happier because they have to pay for overpriced stuff! 🙂 Stay the course, I think you’re making an excellent choice!
Post # 9
Zero! 😀 We live too far away to make people pay for shipping and customs, and we sure as heck don’t wanna carry a bunch of boxes back with us.
Post # 10
@OnceUponATime: I think 2 stores (especially if one of them is Target, which obviously carries a wide variety of items) is plenty. I think for most of the weddings I’ve attended, the couple has only registered at 1 or 2 places and I never thought, “Wow, they need to have more variety!”
You shouldn’t cave and register for a bunch of random shit you don’t even want. That kind of defeats the purpose of even having a registry, in my opinion. It sucks that your family is trying to pressure you into registering for more “high end” items, but you definitely shouldn’t feel pressured to register for anything you don’t actually want or need.
For what it’s worth, I don’t even plan to have a registry. My fiance kind of wanted to register somewhere, but I’m just not interested in doing that. I don’t even know what we would register for! We honestly have everything we need (we’ve been living together for over 2 years). I’d like to upgrade a few things in a couple of years, but I’d prefer to do that after we buy a house. (Especially since the things I want to upgrade are major things, like a new bedroom set and possibly a new dining room set … Not just, say, new towels or something.)
Post # 11
@pengoala: That’s exactly it! We just got a home (and didn’t live together prior) so we need SO much. Our house is bare. We need the practical, essentials 🙂 (Not to say I wouldn’t love some fancy decorative items.. but I have to prioritize. lol)
@angelinthesnowxo: Thanks for the thought out advice 🙂 Are you having a bridal shower? We sent out our invitations Tuesday. It took ONE day for guests to start asking about my registry. lol
@Bebealways: Fair enough! Where are you from?
Post # 12
@OnceUponATime: Wow, one day? That was quick! Haha.
No, I’m not planning to have a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
Post # 13
Etiquette wise, the “recommended” is no more than 2.
And to get the most bang for the buck make them quite different from one another.
Department Store & Sporting Goods Store
Housewares Store & Big Box Bookstore
Linen Store & China and Crystal Store
Hope this helps,
PS… As for $ 100 sheets, until you’ve slept on top grade high thread count sheets, don’t knock em. You spend approx 8 Hours a Night = 56 Hours a Week = 242 Hours a Month = 2912 Hours a Year… OR about 1/3 of your lifetime asleep. Good Bedding & Linens can make a world of difference… a better nights sleep is an AMAZING thing, and will affect everything in your life.
A good bed, and great bedding… is a luxury that no one can truly afford to go without.
Post # 14
Just Target. I think I’m having two showers? We registered for lots of lower-priced items and only a few expensive items. I, too, have been spoken to about not registering for MORE expensive stuff. One of my aunts was incredulous that we hadn’t registered for appliances. I had to gently remind her that we live in an apartment where we cannot install new appliances, nor would we have anywhere to store them until we purchased a house.
Post # 15
@OnceUponATime: From northeast USA, living in South Korea.
Post # 16
3 because 75% of guests are Canadian the rest from the states. Not all stores are in each country.