(Closed) Bloomingdale’s registry?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I haven’t registered with them (we don’t have Bloomingdale’s here), but every thing that I have read says they have really great customer service.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We registered there and it’s our only registry. As prettykatie said, the customer service is pretty awesome. We had an appointment early Saturday morning and a registry person (consultant?) walked us through the entire bath, kitchen and china sections. She made pretty good recommendations and definitely picked up on our tastes for the china, and even recommended a less expensive option.

Then she took all the china and flatware and glassware we selected and did a mock-up of our table. We decided to register for different pieces from 2 china collections to mix and match and it came out looking great.

In terms of the online registry, it’s very easy to add items and it updates in real time, so it minimizes on the duplicates from guests. For returns, you need to show proof of purchase, but in case your guest did not include a gift receipt, your registry list is proof enough.

 I hope this helps too:

http://bloomingdales.weddingchannel.com/catalog/fds/blm/content.action?key=help/returnPolicy

 The only con I have experienced so far is that for the online registry, they don’t always a picture of the exact item you registered for. For example, we registered for a particular vase, but the picture shown is of vases and glass pieces from that collection, but not of that exact piece. I emailed Bloomies about it and they said if they don’t have a picture, they use the closest one provided by the manufactorer. I guess that’s not their fault, but I felt it would be nicer for the guests to see what we want and what they are purchasing.

 All in all, we are pretty happy with the service so far. My MOH is throwing me a shower in a few weeks, so let’s see how that goes.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We registered at Bloomie’s and have been thrilled with their selection and customer service so far. They have been most accomodating to family who have prdered gifts over the phone for us. They wrap everything beautifully too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Amazing customer service. They have lots of fun events where chefs come in and teach you how to use the different knives, and cooking stuff.  Also, when you sign up for their registry they give you discount coupons for accessories for your wedding, men’s wear, gifts for attendants and parents, dresses (for bridesmaids or rehearsal dinner)… They are wonderful.  I change my mind constantly (china) – and they are so pleasant and accomodating and helpful.

It is a misconception that everything at Bloomies is too expensive, really they just have a lot of things that are high quality, but they sell items at a range of prices – there are plenty of gifts at every price point.  We also registered at Crate and Barrel – Bloomies pillows, salad spinner, a range of things were less expensive than at CB.  I heart Bloomies!

Post # 7
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Newbee

I’m registered there!

Pros: many states/cities have Bdales, and it’s a store that everyone’s familiar with. easy to register and lots of NICE stuff

Cons: a lot of the time, they ship things in installments. so, say, JaneX buys me a few things (a colander, coffee maker, cutting board) at once… they ship from separate locations/warehouses so you get three gifts at different points. good in theory but when writing thank you notes a bit difficult!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Why limit yourself to only a Bloomingdale’s registry. I used Myregistry.com for my wedding and absolutely loved it. Adding items from any store online was a huge plus and made me be able to add anything I wanted to my registry. Good luck.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also used MyRegistry.com.  Best decision we ever made in our registry.  you can add absolutely anything on the internet to your wedding registry via one click of a button.  🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What is with the influx of new posters who only talk about how great myregistry.com is? Just saying. 

Also, even if you’re for real, I don’t see how you can know how well myregistry.com works or doesn’t work when your wedding isn’t until October (or April, in the case of lukach54). 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I didn’t use Bloomingdales, but have friends that did. They seem to like it and it does have a really great selection.

BTW, I was not happy with myregistry.com. The idea is good in theory, but  in practice it has many flaws.  Returns are more complicated because of the variety of stores. Guests have to go back and mark that they have purchased the item rather than it happening automatically as it does on a traditional registry. I ended up with duplicates because of this. Also, I realized that the links to items often change-such as when an item goes on  sale, so one has to constantly check each item and makesure the link is working.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

We did a review of department store wedding registries and thought Bloomingdales were actually very good compared to Macys, Pottery Barn, Target, and Williams Sonoma.

Compared to other stores they have a very good gift selection, returns policy, and discount.

Sarah

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

LOVE Bloomies!

Post # 14
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Wannabee

Hi all! Any one have perspective on creating a registery in store at bloomies versus online?

Post # 16
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Wannabee

DO NOT REGISTER AT BLOOMINGDALES. They do not have any regard for your privacy and do not allow you to make your registry private. It’s either public on Google for the world to see, and be picked up by WeddingChannel.com and WeddingRegistry.org amongst many others OR you can force all your guests to physically go into a store. They’re terrible, don’t do it. Every other company cares about your privacy and give you the option of a private registry, Bloomingdales doesn’t even inform you they’re going to sell off all your information, they just do it. Horrible.

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