Post # 1
Good morning, Bees! 🙂
My FI is from New Zealand, and currently we are living in South Korea. We are getting married in the States (where I am from), and we are having a rough time finding a registry to suit us. We are looking for a site/store that ships to NZ for little to no cost, as that is where we will live in April…I would hate for guests to have to pay more for shipping than the gift. So it could be either a global website, or something specific to NZ.
Does anyone know of any of these registry sites?
Post # 3
@AmyLew11: I would suggest looking at online sites that offer wedding registeries.
I found this one: http://www.mildredandco.com that states its from New Zealand,
Also: http://www.tyingtheknot.co.nz also is a NZ wedding registery thats online.
From Australia I would suggest Myer and David Jones but not sure what the shipping would be like to NZ.
I wish you all the luck seeing as it sounds pretty complex!
Post # 4
Aeons ago I used to work in homewear retail in New Zealand. Be prepared for sticker shock. For example, a kitchen aid in New Zealand costs about $1000NZ, or $800 US. I price checked a lot of the things we recieved here in the States with their New Zealand equivelant, and they were often twice the price.
Briscoes is your best bet. It is large and everyone knows it and has one close. It also has a sale going on all of the time. Seriously ALL of the time! http://www.briscoes.co.nz I couldn’t find a registry on their site, but it might be wise to send someone to their store with a list to make one, because they offer a good range for your lower spending guests.
Stevens and Living and Giving (I worked at L&G) are more upscale, but their stuff is great and the quality is fantastic. http://www.livingandgiving.co.nz/ http://www.stevens.co.nz/
Both have online registries. Stevens tends to be a little cheaper and have a wider range of kitchenware. L&G tends to have a wider range of other household items, and some higher end products. Both carry the same basics for about the same price.
Brands that are popular (or were when i was working there) include Maxwell and Williams, Oneida, Sunbeam, Bodum
The main cookwear brands have changed since I was working in homewear, so I can;t help you there. But looking at the prices, and nearly falling out of my seat, look at shipping prices for Amazon to NZ. It may be cheaper to go that route.