Post # 1
I’d originally only registered at 2 places – BB&B and Viva Terra, (and a charity. so I guess 3)
Now we are less than 5 months away, and Viva Terra discontinued the dinnerware we picked out. West Elm carries something very similar, but they don’t have the towels and sheets I loved from Viva Terra.
Then BB&B stopped carrying the Le Creuset round ovens in the color I like, which were really the *first* thing I thought of when considering what would make great wedding registry gifts. Macy’s has them, but they don’t have a lot of the affordable basics I have on the BB&B registry to provide a nice range of prices
But having 4 registries (5 if you count the charity) feels crazy, even if there are only a few things on each… or does it?
We’re inviting close to 200 people, so I need to register for a fair amount of stuff, but I don’t want to get caught in that trap of registering for stuff just to get enough items on there… fortunately both of our immediate familes know we’d prefer money, but that still leaves a lot of people…
Did anyone else have more than a couple places? How did it go over? Or how did you work around it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
3: crate & barrel, Macy’s, and Amazon.
Amazon allows you to do a universal registry, so we have a few items from BB&B and CB2 on there- there weren’t enough items from those two stores to warrant a full registry. How it works- someone buys the item from BB&B, then they manually update it on your amazon registry. So you might want to look into that (plus FI was very excited to register for electronics- we have 3-D glasses for the TV & a receiver on our amazon registry)
Post # 4
I think it would be fine to add one or two more… I think most people register at 3-5 places.
Post # 5
@rebwana: ooh I’ll have to check that out. Haha, but can’t tell FI, or we’ll end up being registered for 4938459453894 gadgets and an accordian. 😛
Post # 6
As a guest, I prefer when there are more than one option for the registry.
That being said, we were going to register for 3, but ended up with 2 because the 2 stores covered everything we wanted to put on the registry.
Post # 7
We only plan on registering at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Target. But, we haven’t even begun the process, so who knows if we’ll get more.
Three of my friends registered at more than four places. It varied between Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Target, Macy’s, JC Penney, Dillards, etc. As a guest, I suppose I do appreciate the variety, but the latter three had the most expensive (and dare I say frivolous) items and I tended to not even bother really looking at them.
I just discovered that Amazon.com does a wedding registry, which seems pretty cool.
Post # 8
@mandypop: We “registered” at target, kohl’s, and macy’s, but we also did a universal registry through registry360.com giftregistry360.com. So aside from the main 3, we have items from amazon.com, sears, crate and barrel, home depot, bb&b….
Post # 9
We had orginially registered at only two places, BB&B and Crate and Barrel but there are a few things I really want from William Sonoma that the other two places do not carry. So I guess we will end up with three.
Post # 10
@Roe: Ohh thanks, Ill check that out… because the Macy’s registry would really only have 4 things on it…
Post # 11
We have three registries: Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Target, and Macy’s. We really could have avoided the Macy’s registry, but they have our bedding that we love. BB&B has by far been the most popular place for us. The majority of our items are on that registry, plus most people have shopped there. We’ve had a few problems with Target’s registry.
FI originally wanted to register at 8 places, to give people variety. I really like the idea of an Amazon registry, but with our guest list, I’m not sure if we have enough tech-savvy people that would actually utilize it.
Post # 12
We’re registered at two places. One of our “friends” is registered at 4 places for a wedding with over 300 invited, 250ish attending. Everyone judged them like crazy about it.
Solution for you: use the cash you are given to buy the items you want. If you aren’t given enough cash, BB&B allows returns for cash. If you still don’t have enough, then people didn’t spend enough for you to get those items anyway.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
3: Williams-Sonoma, Sur la Table, and Macy’s. 90% of the gifts ended up coming form the Macy’s registry.
Post # 14
We registered at BB&B and Crate & Barrel. And as far as what you should do, I would say just go for it. I don’t think anyone will really pay much attention to it.
Post # 15
We registered at BBB, Crate & Barrel, and Amazon.com. I love the idea of the Universal Registry through Amazon, but not many people have purchased us things though there yet. (Over half of our BBB and C&B registries have been purchased, but less than half of the Amazon one.) But if you just have a few things on each, I think it’s no big deal. And like someone else said, you’ll probably get some cash that you can put towards and unpurchased items you reigstered for!
Post # 16
@MrsBroccoli: Why were people “judging them like crazy” for having 4 registries? 300 invites means you have to cover quite a bit of stuff! I’d EASILY have to have 4 if I was inviting that many people.
I was just thinking it would be silly – not that people would be judging about it?!
@likelimeade: yeah, I was thinking maybe Id do the amazon one and send that one for my mom to share for the shower, but not for the wedding, and we’d just buy what doesn’t get purchased.