Post # 1
FI and I need to register next month since my bridal shower is (I think) in August or so. I kind of have no idea where to start!
DON’T SAY BED, BATH AND BEYOND! LOL I know it’s a go to, but to me, it’s pretty generic stuff (although I guess you need that, right?)
Here’s the thing: we’ve been living together with a mish mosh of shit for 3 years. We’re looking to buy a house in the next year or 2 and furnish/decorate with all new items. But obviously, we don’t know WHAT we’re furnishing yet so we can’t really pick patterns and linens to match. Honestly, I think we’d both prefer gift cards.
I’m sure this is a common problem, but it’s all new to me and seems overwhelming.
What are some unique places to register?
Post # 2
Amazon has a universal registry where you can pretty much add anything from another website onto their registry. I had one going for a while, but ultimately opted against it. I thought it would be too tricky for guests. You have to click on an item at, say, Target. It takes you to their page where you purchase said item. The only way for you to get it off your registry, though, is for the guest to come back to your Amazon registry and click it as fulfilled. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Wrong. I already had an aunt send us something and she never click fulfilled, so I opted against it.
However, you can add gift cards from other stores like Target, Walmart, BBB (for that generic shit you might need), even places like Etsy and Sephora, etc. straight onto your Amazon registry. You can look at their list of gift cards available directly from Amazon, but you can add them from Target’s site, too. I had a friend register solely for gift cards and it worked out pretty well in her favor.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado
We registered at Simple Registry which allows you to put whatever you like on it- we registered mostly for honeymoon stuff but its all cash in the end. My mom HATED it and freaked out, thought it was “tacky” though so we had to add a “traditional” registry too. We registered at Target and Crate and Barrel- honestly if I were to go back I would NOT register at Target, they are a pain. We just got our first gift in the mail and there wasnt any info on who it was from, if the invoice was not included with the “bill to” info we would have no idea where it came from. I hear that Bed Bath and Beyond lets you return items for cash…..