Post # 1
Since my fiance is in town for a few weeks we thought we’d take the oppertunity to register for gifts. So what stores have you found have had the best policies, best customer service for both the bride and groom and the guest, return policy, ease. etc etc. On that same note, which stores didn’t work out so well? Any other advice before heading out to register?
Post # 3
Bed, Bath and Beyond rocks! They’re a little more than say Target, but well worth it. A lot of my friends registered at Target, too and had no problems, although I did have one friend who had some probelsm with her returns. Could just be the target she dealt with. If you’re looking more upscale my brother and his wife registered at Pottery Barn and they were awesome (from a guest’s perspective). It was easy to buy the items and have them shipped right to them.
Post # 4
I second Bed Bath and Beyond. We haven’t had the wedding yet, so I can’t speak to the return process, but they claim to accept returns for a while after the event, and your registry serves as your receipt (I think). They also claim to give cash back which is nice if you’ve already registered for every possible thing you might need or want form BB&B so a gift card would be less useful. When we registered, they walked us through the process. There was a guy that was training to be a chef that helped us determine which small appliances were right for us based on our needs and definitely did NOT go for the most expensive every time. It was nice to have someone tell me what the difference was between the 4 or 5 blenders or whatever happened to be on display. There was even a nice lady who helped us choose our everyday dinnerware and brought out a rolling card to show us what the place setting would look like set out with the silverware and glasses we’d chosen. So far, I’d definitely recommend it! (bonus, your guests can use those great 20% off coupons to buy your stuff…they never expire! gotta love that!)
As for target, we registered there before BB&B and I ended up deleating it because it was so redundant. We didn’t do bedding though. I could see maybe style wise if they had something that appealed to you more, that would be a good thing to register for. But as far as kitchen stuff, I felt more confident in what we picked at BB&B.
Enjoy it! It’s fun to register! Good luck!
Post # 5
BBB is awesome with their return policy. We’ve returned multiple items that we already used but didn’t like. We didn’t have receipts or boxes and they took it back anyway and gave us store credit. They told us that we could use something for 10 years and then decide we didn’t like it and return it.
They have a great range of prices for items, too, which was great. We had gifts that ranged from $1.99 to $299 on our registry so that anyone could find something they could afford on the registry.
Post # 6
i love my BBB and crate & barrel registries!
people love BBB because they can use their 20% coupons, and they have GREAT return policies (basically, you have 2 years to return anything from your registry, used or new). c&b is very affordable, and i liked their dishes the best.
Post # 7
Williams Sonoma was the best all around, they had fabulous customer service and all. But it’s pricey and didn’t offer the best product selection since it’s pretty limited to kitchen.
We also had good experiences with Target & BBB.
Post # 8
I think I’m doing Macy’s, Crate & Barrel and Target. They are my favorite stores and have most of what I need. But I’m also going to use MyRegistry.com. My cousin and a few other friends have used it – I like that everything will be in one place. And then I can use the browser button to add cutesy items from other stores you can’t typically register for. My favorites are Anthropologie, and my FI loves Perpetual Kid.
Post # 9
love BBB! i got 3 things from my registry for christmas! we also registered with target no problems so far but the wedding isnt here yet.