(Closed) How many different places did you register at?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have two.  REI and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Was gonna do Target as well but I’ve heard bad things about their registries.

Post # 4
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m doing three, which seems like a lot but I think it’s okay because it helps to spread out the range of $ and allows people to have more of a choice to pick where they go…  I did mine at Target (hoping for the best, I just love their prices & stuff & can’t help myself!), Macy’s for some kitchen/bedding stuff, and Bed Bath & Beyond for fancy plates & kitchen gadgets/bathroom misc.   I’m doing this way too early just for fun really so most of the things I’ve picked  will be gone by the time I should start doing it for real ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

JC Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. My family doesn’t have the last two near them, but they do have  JC Penney, which would be easier for the elderly guests to get to (and I LOVE their towels). Bed Bath and Beyond is pretty much everywhere, and Target fills in the gaps.

Post # 6
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did 3~ Williams~Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and Cutco Knives (only online).  They were each pretty small and mostly things under $100 except for the knives…those were pricey but my Darling Husband really wanted them and we agreed before the wedding we’d buy whatever we didn’t get off that registryonly.  I think our WS and CB registries had 75 things between the two.  We invited 225 people and ended up getting everything we asked for except for 3 Le Crueset pieces from WS. I plan to get them at the outlet nearby sometime soon.  I think the reason wegot pretty much everything was because I ended up with 2 showers and a lot of FI’s work friends gave us boxed gifts.  I’m super grateful for our generous family and friends.  

ETI: iPads make the strangest typos.  Drives me bonkers!

Post # 8
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re doing three: BBB, Target, and Crate and Barrel. 

BBB for good kitchenware

Target for electronics and other things

Crate and Barrel for pretty household things.

I’ve got to say that Target has been nothing but a headache so far. I haven’t had that much experience with them since nothing has been bought off of that registry yet, but the website design makes it very hard for me to reach my registry and its cluttered and drives me nuts. On top of that, it’s been down several times when I wanted to add things. I don’t think it was my internet because other websites were working.

Post # 10
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We’re doing Target, Macy’s, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I’ve had no problems at all with my Target registry (only a few items have been purchased but I have had no real issues with the site), and I’ve never heard anyone complain.  Target gave us some coupons for registering in store- some coupons for everyday items like toothpaste, 10% off Target bridesmaid dresses and a $20 giftcard to Shutterfly plus a book with a checklist.  They also have the registry completion program where you get 10% off for one day after the wedding to use on anything left on the registry.

I’ve actually had much more of a headache with the BBB.  It’s slow and you have to delete things section by section.  Plus they made us follow around an associate for an hour and a half so she could tell us the best things to register for (Read: expensive things, things that aren’t our taste, and things we will NEVER use).  I wound up deleting a third of the things at home (which took forever!).  Plus we got no benefits and the completion programs are CRAZY- like if you complete $600 of some brand they give you a $10 cookbook. 

Post # 11
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We registered at 3 places – Williams & Sonoma for a set of knives and pots and pans, and two other places for dishes and other misc kitchen/entertaining things. We care a lot about the environment, so we didn’t want all of our gifts to be made of plastic in a factory abroad… So the other two places we registered were VivaTerra and AreNaturals.

Post # 12
3697 posts
Sugar bee

FI’s parents specifically asked that we register at three places: somewhere more upscale, somewhere more mass-market, and somewhere middle-of-the-road. So, we did Williams-Sonoma, Target, and Macy’s. The upscale v. mass-market thing is pretty arbitrary as far as I’m concerned, since the price ranges on our registries largely overlap, but the in-laws were happy. They felt it gave people a good range of options about where they wanted to go.

Post # 13
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ve started registries at Macy’s, Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrell.  I may add a 4th depending where I find my china (most likely Bloomingdales).  Who knows though. I’m procrastinating on the registry stuff as long as possible!

Post # 14
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We initally did 3- Macys, Bed Bath and Beyond and Target. I was a little scared about Target after hearing horror stories. I was also having a BUNCH of problems with stuff at Target constantly being out of stock. My sister forgot to put Target on the bridal shower invites so I decided that it was a sign to just delete the Target registry and save myself from any trouble. I was kind of bummed because I LOVE Target but oh well.

So far all of the gifts that have been purchased have been from Bed Bath and Beyond. My “suprise” shower is in a little under 2 weeks.

Post # 15
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We registered at four: Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate & Barrel, and Sears. Although, we only had a small tool registry at Sears, so I’m not sure that really counts.

We had a big guest list, so this gave guests plenty of choices in terms of price and selection based on where they like to shop. For example, our friends preferred to shop at Crate & Barrel while our parents friends preferred Macy’s.

Post # 16
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

  • Amazon
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Macy’s

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