Post # 1
Fiance and I are currently in a LDR. We get to see each other once a month. That means that we will probably have to get our registering done in one, probably two trips. Knowing that some stores refresh their inventory quickly, what would you say are the best places to register that don’t change their stock so quickly? I was originally thinking we’d start registering in January, but now I’m thinking that we’ll start in February and finish up in March.
Any opinions would be great! Thanks!
Post # 3
We registered really early and not a single thing has been discontinued at Williams Sonoma for us so far–so I would recommend them!
We’ve only had a couple of things be discontinued at Crate & Barrel but our taste runs toward the white/clear/clean–so the colorful seasonal items that get discontinued more frequently never made it to our registry and we haven’t had a problem.
Macy’s stock seems to change the most of our 3 registries, but they have the best rewards program and their staff is very helpful.
Keep in mind you can always update online, too!
Post # 4
we made our registries online – crate & barrel and macys
Post # 5
Every store is going to change their inventory at some point but I’ve found that BB & B really hasn’t been that bad. We registered in March for our October wedding and I’ve only had to update a handful of items. Macys, on the other hand, is a little ridiculous. It’s pretty awesome since nearly every single thing on our registry is majorly discounted right now ($400 comforter on sale for $129!) but that generally means that they’re getting ready to discontinue the items. Thankfully my shower is in 2 weeks so hopefully they hold off on getting rid of our stuff until then.
Post # 6
Macy’s worked out the best for us, plus they constantly have stuff on sale, coupons, etc. We didn’t register for anything like a specific comforter though — more housewares and silverware type things — so haven’t had any issues in that area.
They have some similar things that Crate & Barrel has (although we registered there too) but the ones at Macy’s go on sale regularly unlike C&B, so I’d say Macy’s is our main registry.
Post # 7
I think Bed, Bath and Beyond is great. I hadn’t had issues with anything being discontinued yet. We registered in the middle of February. Most of my shower gifts came from there too. So I have found that it is a popular place for people to go to.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I loved Bed, Bath, & Beyond! Their customer service is excellent, and they make the registry process a lot less stressful. Plus, their products are great, and they have a lot of variety at different price points. I highly recommend them!
Post # 10
We only regustered at two plaes and So far, bed bath and beyond has been great but we got the most basic stuff there so that might not be a good enough indicator of their product turnover. Literally all basic kitchen tools etc At bloomingdales a good amount of stuff that we registered for in the store isn’t available online or is marked as discontinued on the website which is annoying. But whatever. I still have a lot to register for but I have registry guilt I’m getting over
Post # 11
I loved Bed, Bath & Beyond too. The guy we had was really helpful (it was our first trip registering anywhere), so he explained how to go through the store and helped us in the kitchenware/cookware section. We would have had no clue in that rea if it weren’t for him. They also have a variety of prices for just about every item you could ever need in your home, which is why I loved it. Some of our guests are very well-to-do, while some qualify for section 8.
BB&B also makes it easy to log in online and update the registry, so you don’t have to go into the store. And later on, it would probably be fine for you to go back in if you needed to. They send you an email if an item has been discontinued. We just received one on Friday about that, but it was no biggie. I just went online and switched to a similar item.
Target was not helpful at all. We only registered there because it’s convenient and there are a lot of stores around. We went there second and were glad we did, because you are left to your own devices and their items are discontinued all the time.
Post # 12
We decided on Crate and Barrel and BB&B early on, and I found that there were a few things we couldn’t really find at either – mostly sheets and towels. I just wanted more choices, so I ended up with Amazon.com. I quickly figured out that lots of the cookware and kitchen electrics, etc were cheaper on Amazon than at BB&B, and lots of our family/friends use Prime so the shipping is free. (Though, until August 31, all gifts from registry over $99 at C&B are free shipping too.) Interestingly, the C&B one is almost completely bought out, and Amazon is going quickly, but people don’t seem to like BB&B – I think it is because of shipping. So I’ve been moving things over to Amazon whenever possible, where there is more variety anyway (there are not only millions of items on their site, but you can add from any other site through Universal Registry, so I have a couple of Pottery Barn items without having to set up a separate registry there.)
One thing that surprised me was how cheap china is on Amazon – our pattern is Vera Wang and it was $139/setting at BB&B but only $94 on Amazon, plus free shipping for Prime members! Yowza. That is a really big difference, especially if you buy two or three at a time.
Post # 13
Target and Kohl’s. They offer a wide range of stuff and they are everywhere!
Post # 14
Amazon.com has a fabulous “universal registry”
you can register for things on amazon and ANY other website and post them all in one spot! So you don’t have to send out a list of places to everyone. Its all there!
Post # 15
bed bath and beyond is great. Especially if you go to one with a registry department (usually the larger stores). The lady walked us around the store, telling us the best deals. And bonus! We got a ton of free products just for registering, serving utensils, pots, cookbooks, and more.