(Closed) Ontario bees, where did you register?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We registered at The Bay and Crate and Barrel. The Bay was AWFUL (although I’ve heard they’ve improved their service in the past year or so), C&B was AMAZING. I’ve used the Universal Gift Registry for birthdays/Christmas with family and they seem fine with it. Etsy has an online wedding registry now too, I wish they had that when we were engaged!!!

Personally I say register where you feel most comfortable and there are items you’d actually use. I don’t think Canadian Tire has a registry anymore, but I could be wrong. I’d rather buy someone a gift that they’d use, than a fancy set of towels/dishes/sheets/glasses/whatever that they would never use or wasn’t really their style.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We registered at William Sonoma, but have been pressured into also registering at the Bay as not everyone has access to WS.  ๐Ÿ™

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

MEC has a registry sort of. Its there wishlist and you can have one for weddings but there services arent like other places so your guests are kinda on there own. The Bay has been hell to get our items but its better than sears really. Im talking like 3 months wait for something that needs to be brought in from another store which is retarted , when I was at the Running Room transfers took 5 days tops.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

do you have a Pier 1 or a JYSK? I will be checking those both out for my registry

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used the amazon thing and one person purchased from it. No registry info was provided to shower guests though after I had been told I MUST register. Go figure. I did also register at the Bay and from word of mouth a few things have come off there.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jlc3:  I lied, 2 gifts are off it now. We have the same demographic, but I took the chance so I could get some canadian tire and walmart stuff on there for $$ variety and you can’t register there.

I wouldn’t bother again if that helps. Depending in where you are located your local Bay may be getting out of registry stuff so check into that first. Mine is but the overall experience has been fine. Except the guests not knowing we are registered there part of course lol!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I found Sears to be the worst.  BB&B was the best.  C&B was horrible for marking things as being bought (which wasn’t a big deal to me, because I basically kept that registry for myself and few people knew about it).  The average cashier had no idea what to do with the completion discount and a manager always had to come over.  They did have the best registry event.  Canadian tire did get rid of their registry years ago.  I know some people used Home Depot, in Canada it’s only in store and not online.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jlc3:  It is a cool idea, you should definitely look into it. For some items I ended up registering at The Bay even if I had it on amazon if I knew we really wanted them. Then I took them off amazon if they were purchased.

 

They are changing the look of a lot of Bays, I wasn’t told anything at all when we went in and then 2 months later got letter stating changes were underway, but don’t worry we can still help your guests online or at other stores etc. So it hasn’t really been a big deal except for those local to me who also use that store.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Home Outfitters also has a registry.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s not exactly what you’re looking for, but William Ashley also has a registery and there service is pretty good.  As long as you’re in ON they’ll deliver for free.  I found their prices to be better than the ones at the Bay, too.

 

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