Post # 1
We were out the other night with my FMIL and my FBIL asks where we registered. I told him Amazon and Crate and Barrel, my FMIL looks at me and says, “Where???” So, I repeated the answer. She continues to tell me that she just ordered the shower invitations and put that we’re registered at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon. My FMIL is a very sensitive person and my immediate reaction was to tell her it’s okay so that she wouldn’t feel upset. She offered to cross out Bed Bath and Beyond and write in Crate and Barrel but my mother is worried that it’s going to look tacky. Then my mother told me that I should just register at BBB and forget Crate and Barrel. I thought about it for awhile but I really love our CB registry and the dishes we registered for aren’t at BBB. Part of me thinks it’s silly that I have to switch my registry based on a typo but I don’t even want to broach the subject with FMIL because I can tell she’s already upset about messing up and I don’t want to make it worse.
So, what should we do??
Post # 3
Do you have a wedding website? Can you register at Bed and Bath as well and just get the word out there that your registered at Crate and Barrel too. I do agree that fixing the invitations will look tacky.
Or can Crate and Barrel give your registry cards to put in your invitation?
Post # 4
Ouch. That’s an awkward situation to be put in. You don’t want to make your MIL uncomfortable, but still want the registry you already created. If you don’t want to cross out on the invites (which would look tacky), I’d say take the hour or two to make a BBB registry. Perhaps you could register for bedding, kitchenwares, duplicates of things that you want or things you want to return. I wouldn’t normally suggest registering for things you want to return, but duplicates might not be a bad idea. Keep Crate and Barrel though.
Post # 5
As long as they weren’t crazy expensive, I would ask her (nicely) to reprint the invites. Or make your FI do it.
Post # 6
If the invites can’t be reprinted, i would not do anything. everyone will just buy you stuff from Amazon for your shower when they can’t find BBB registry. For the wedding put the word out that you are also registered at CB.
Post # 7
How about covering the info with a label?
Post # 8
I would register @ BBB & maybe just list the other registry on a website or something.
Post # 9
Could she print a little insert to go with the invites? Like, “fourpeass is also registered at Crate + Barrel”?
Post # 10
I agree with Roxy821 and the wedding website idea ~ you can make a free website (mine is at project wedding one: marioandashley.projectwedding.com ) and you can put your registry there.
I would also register at BBB (maybe just a few items – like photo albums, towels, etc) ~ and then put an insert with the shower invitations that says something like, “for more information on our wedding and direct links to our registry, visit our personal website at: blablabla.com”
I know if I got that – I would want to visit your website and would just use the direct links.:) I definitely wouldn’t cross it out – I think that definitely would look tacky.
Post # 11
I agree with MeghanV….
You clearly registerd with the places that YOU wanted to register for. However, with the typo as an obstacle, its now a different story.
I would STAY registered at C&B. ( I SO wanted to register there, but thought it would be too difficult for our guest to only have stores that arent close to us.) As you live in New Haven, Im sure there are C&Bs close… Maybe it is nice to have the addition of BB&B for a different price point and ease of access for some people.
You have to remember no matter where you register, some people are still going to get you whatever they want… Wherever they want to get it.
Just go on in to BB&B and be excited to pick out some more things to kick off your new life togher.
Post # 12
Did you check Amazon’s registry to see if you can sync your C&B registry to it?
I know with my MyRegistry I can sync C&B to it.
ETA:OK a quick google and this might be a OK solution for you.
Amazon also lets you use the Universal Registry button.
Which means you can add a little button to your browser and add items from any website to your Amazon registry. I did this for our MyRegistry.
Just add the button and you’ll have to manually add your C&B items to Amazon.
Universal Registry Button
Post # 13
I go with put a label over it with the correct info
Post # 14
Get Crate and Barrel inserts to put in the invitation. or just suck it up and register for 5 things at BBB… couldn’t hurt!
Post # 15
I would either just register for a couple of things at B&B, three or so or I would not register at B&B and guests will just use Amazon when they can’t find it. 🙂 But keep the Crate and Barrel.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
Were the invitations expensive? If they aren’t too pricey, I’d reprint. Depending on the invite design, maybe a well-mounted piece of cardstock over the offending area might look ok?