Post # 1
Who has registered and what is the best place to go? I heard Bed Bath and Beyond is a good choice because they allow you to return items for cash. Also, I’m feeling guilty about this because my FH doesn’t understand what you are supposed to register for. He wants to get hunting stuff and Ammo and I told him this is really for House Hold Items. Pots and Pans, Towels, Plates etc. Has any of your FH felt the same way?
Post # 3
@Jenny_Loo_Davis: You should register at Home Depot or Lowes and register for tools and yard work equipment. I so wish I would have done that, and I’m sure DH would have LOVED it. Those things are more useful than say a crystal candy dish.
I registered at BB&B and thought it was ok. The only problem I ran in to was that I returned a lot of gifts after the wedding and they showed back up on my registry as ‘not purchased’. I doubt any of our guests went back on there after the fact, but it still peeved me that someone can see which gifts we returned.
ETA: I had no idea Home Depot/Lowes stopped doing registries! I had a friend do one a couple years ago and just assumed they still did them. Sorry for the misinformation. Definitely should look into Amazon then 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I don’t think Lowes and HD do registries anymore, but Walmart or Outdoor World might.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
He he…registering for ammo, I love it!
I’d advise checking with BB&B if they still do that. I would do 3 max. Generally for registries, a department store is good- like Macy’s, so guests who don’t want to shop online can walk in and purchase soemthing. A speciality store, such as BB&B, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, William-Sonoma can also be good. And finally, maybe Amazon. This was where DH put most items on the registry- an air compressor (I use for my car tires more than he does), tools, the poker table we both use for other games as well (although I beat all the boys last week!) Home Depot or Lowe’s is another good option to get your FI “on board” with it. Maybe REI if you both like camping.
Hope that helps!
EDIT: the poster above me is right- Home Depot and Lowe’s stopped their registries, but you could probably find most of the items on Amazon.
Post # 6
Crate and Barrel has a really great registry (did mine last night), we also registered at Macy’s, I didn’t like it as much, the people who work in the registry department were a bit odd and there wasn’t a very good selection.
Post # 7
Maybe REI would be a good compromise? I mean really you cannot ask for ammo for your wedding unless you live in the swamps of Louisiana lol
I LOVE my Crate and Barrel stuff. I could live in that store.
And yes BB&B was excellent as well.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@Lbward6: Must be a pretty small Macy’s to have a smaller selection than C&B.
OP, Macy’s is a good choice because their stock is pretty static. At Target, C&B, WS, and other specialty stores, some things you register for this month, will be discontinued in 3.
Post # 9
@Jenny_Loo_Davis: We registered on Amazon and it was perfect because it has everything! You can also add things from other websites too to an Amazon registry. We owned our home well before our wedding and had most of the basics so we registered for upgrades of a small amount of household stuff, but also some fun things that fit with our hobbies, stuff for our pets, artwork, and even a cooking class. I don’t think its much fun to adhere to rules about what you’re “supposed” to register for – I love getting friends really personal, fun gifts from their registry instead of boring stuff like napkins or towels. Plus I think you are more likely to remember the person who gave you a gift if its something unique and special.
Post # 10
mrsSonthebeach no it was a pretty standard size macy’s, I just felt crate and barrel had better selection of things
Post # 11
We did the majority of our registry at Macy’s (i have a macy’s card so we signed up for their rewards program) and a smaller one at BBB. So far I’ve had a better experience with macy’s (just more friendly/helpful than BBB), but BBB hasn’t been bad by any means. We picked the biggest Macy’s in 25 miles to register at (bigger selection) there were 5 closer to us, but the one we used had the biggest selection.
Post # 12
We don’t have a Macy’s in my town anymore! They closed it and put in Kohl’s… I like the Amazon idea, but then they have to pay for shipping. Maybe BB&B and Target?
Post # 13
@Jenny_Loo_Davis: We just registered at BB&B and Target. If items are discontinued (at least for us) we are notified by email so we can find a replacement item. I think both of those stores have a pretty good selection. Plus BB&B gives you a discount for anything that you register for but don’t receive. (not sure about Target, no one really helped us hahah)
Post # 14
I take it back I was thinking of mervyns we have a Macy’s!
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Target all the way! You will end up getting loads of gift certificates that you can use to purchase what you want that might not be acceptable to put on the registry. We bought a record player and camera with all of our Target gift cards.
Post # 16
We registered at stores, and on a honeymoon site. We found most people did the honeymoon one, so if you want to get actual stuff, register only at stores.