Post # 1
A couple of registry questions…
1. How many places did you register for gifts?
2. What types of stores?
3. Why did you choose the stores you chose? Was it purely selection, one or two items you couldn’t find elsewhere, return/exchange policy, price range, etc.?
The reason I ask is this – I thought Target (for simple home things, a mixer, etc…), then maybe a big department store like Kohl’s, Macys, Dillards or JCPenny and then Bed Bath and Beyond. My issue is, I don’t know what makes any one department store different or better than the others. What are your thoughts/opinions? We are going to start registering tomorrow so any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
we registered at 4 places-
- Pottery Barn: everyday dinnerware and entertaining
- Williams-Sonoma: kitchen stuff
- Dillards: china and crystal
- Bed Bath and Beyond: crystal and kitchen stuff
we also registered at Macy’s but not telling people…after we registered there i looked at their prices vs dillards and was shocked at the huge difference. for the same 9″ accent plate in my china macy’s was almost 50% more than at dillards.
have fun registering tomorrow!!! we did all of our registering online which probably took away from the experience a little but was still fun! 🙂
Post # 4
I thought the same thing you did, but ended up scrapping the dept store when I found BBB had the same china I wanted at half the price of the dept store! We went with Target, BBB & Amazon (for lots of random seasonal things).
Post # 5
@ whitesonnet – I had also considered doing an Amazon.com registry just based on the idea that you can add gifts from anywhere on the web onto their universal gift registry. Good thought, thanks! – I will keep that in mind too.
Post # 6
we are doign Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath and Beyond, and an online wishpot registry.
I’d rethink Target… their return policies are awful.
Post # 7
We registered at BBB and Macys. I choose them because I felt like I could get a good range in prices at BBB and choose Macys because I could get the china and higher end items there.
I also picked these two places because we have lots of out of town guests and I wanted places I knew would be a local for most people. I also choose to not do some of the other places because they are an hour drive away and I didn’t think my local guests would make the drive nor did I want to make the drive to return/exchange items.
Post # 8
Target-wide range of items, 10% off registry items after the wedding
Wal-Mart-A lot of our family out in the boonies has this as their only option.
BBB-Awesome kitchen stuff, great return policy, Friend referal discounts, and I believe 20% off registry items after the wedding.
Post # 9
We are expecting over 300 people so we decided to register at three different stores. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Belk (local, southern dept store) – One thing to consider is the return policy (some have 30 days, some have 60+), the selection and any incentives a store may have. For instance, at Belk – they have certain Bridal Days where any unpurchased items on the registry can be purchased (presumably by the bride and groom) at a discounted price. I also found certain department stores were just flat out more helpful. I hope this helps!
Post # 10
We registered at 3:
Bed Bath & Beyond for china, cookware, some bathroom stuff. We chose it because it has an awesme return policy, they carry many of the same items that they do at other department stores for significantly lower price, and they have a BB&B almost everywhere.
Pottery Barn for dishes, glassware, bedding, and decor. We chose it because I fell in love with their dishes and bedding, and they have some nicer stuff decor-wise.
Amazon for camping gear/outdoorsy stuff, tools, and a few electronics, cookbooks, and fun items. We chose this mostly for the camping gear – we had planned on going with REI, but decided to do Amazon because they have wider selection…plus their prices are good, there’s free shipping on items over $25, we can add some fun/random things due to their great selection, and our lazy computer-savvy friends will like shopping there =)
Have fun with it!
Post # 11
We did both Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. We debated about also registering at Macy’s, but there’s not much more to register for.
Post # 12
When we moved in together I replaced a lot of things like our plates etc.
So we have only registered at Bed Bath & Beyond. For fun stuff like china, crystal, and other food electronics.
Post # 13
we already live together so we don’t need a lot of the basics. monetary gifts would be most helpful to us b/c we are saving to buy our first home. so we found a really cute site called depositagift.com to register for a new home down payment (people can be ‘responsible’ for things like the front door knocker or paint for the living room, etc. really fun!) and then we are doing a registry with macys to upgrade some bigger things like linens and other decorative items that will be really nice to have in our first real home.
Post # 14
We did Home Depot. We are planning on doing BBB and Crate and Barel. Maybe Target, but I am unsure since I have heard people have had a hard time with their returns.
Post # 15
We went with three places
- Bed Bath & Beyond
We picked BBB because they have a lot of unique stuff that we love and WS because Fiance cooks and I bake. I just kinda tacked on JCP cause we wanted a brick and mortar store for some of the less-internet savvy people on the list, but I really don’t think we’ll be asking for much from there.
I wouldn’t go with Target at all. My sister got two of a few things and they wouldn’t let her return any of them so she ended up mostly regifting things. Plus I’ve heard a lot of stories about having problems with updating the registry and even getting a scanner gun that worked.
Post # 16
We registered on Amazon, Macy’s, and Kohls. I just want to do amazon that way you could buy the item anywhere that it was on sale…but my mother pointed out that not everyone gets online…(only my grandparents don’t) so I put down to stores.