Post # 1
FI and I registered at Bed bath and Beyond yesterday and had a fantastic experience. After hearing so many horror stories about registering, I wanted to share our happy ending. I listed the top ten reasons why you should register at BB&B on my blog below. check it out!
also, we are wondering if we should register elsewhere or stick with our great BB&B registry alone. The poll will help me figure out which other stores have provided wonderful registering experiences. Please vote which places you registered and whether or not it was a good experience – feel free to share below!
Post # 3
I did Williams Sonoma and Macys. only cuz a) macy’;s is really easy for everyone to get to from wherever they are and b) i heart super fancy kitchen stuff and am a gourmet foodie. Granted i got like, 5 things off my registry there, but now i get 10% off until feb 2010 and i just love thier stuff, man! Macy’s is good for a lot of random appliances (as is BBB) but WS is good for like, gourmet foodie little knick knacks all cool kinda stuff. And the best cookbooks!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
We did WS, BBB, Macy’s and Sur La Table — no complaints about any of them (yet — and hopefully we won’t have any issues at all!).
Post # 5
Yeah, I was really tempted to register at Williams Sonoma for all the fancy stuff, too. We may end up just registering for a few things there but keep BB&B as our main registry.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
We did BBB, WS and Amazon and are in love with all 3! BBB and WS are great stores for people to go in to. and Amazon is great for people who plan ahead or are coming from OOT!
Post # 7
I registed at BB&B, smarthoneymoon & JC Penny. the only reason I did JC Penny was to get the big huge wedding planner (that I never use btw) and the free engagement photo (which we haven’t redeemed). LOL So, I’m thinking of replacing JC Penny with WS & Macy’s. One of our GM wants me to register at Macy’s bc he gets a discount. LOL
Post # 8
my fiance and i have several mini registrations! haha but the one we are really sticking with is Kohls, because they have some pretty good stuff, and they aren’t too pricy which is a big factor because most of his family doesn’t have a lot of money
Post # 9
I also registered at BB&B on Saturday and am stoked about the free things I am getting because I registered for a certain brand! Also, the sales lady told me that if all the items are not purchased then we get 10% off ALL items after the wedding, pretty cool!!
Post # 10
We did Bed Bath and Beyond, Pampered Chef, and Wishpot.com. So far, we are happy with all three!
Post # 11
I think it may be OK to register in multiple places but it really depends on where your guests live and if any of the above stores are located near them.
We registered at BBB (there are BBB’s everywhere), Crate and Barrel (for the guests living near me) and Target. My only complaint is that I registered online for Target and pretty much everything I wanted from them was an online only purchase which doesn’t help the gift givers who want to go to the store. I wish they had more variety. Oh and I heard Target’s return policy is a nightmare.
Post # 12
I did Macys and BBB. BBB is obviously amazing. Great policies. But Macys has the better completion program and will give you a percentage of the cost of gifts from your registry and any money you charge to your macys card back after your wedding in the form of a gift card. Pretty sweet deal.
Post # 13
I chose to register at BBB. I specifically chose NOT to register at Macys. We went through BBB first, before going to Macys. When we went to Macys, we saw many of the SAME EXACT things we had seen at BBB, only significantly marked up. So while BBB doesn’t really have a great completion program, it doesn’t matter because even with the completion discount, Macys is so marked up.
Also, BBB continues to take their 20% off coupons long after they have expired. I just cashed in 12 the other day. I’m having my family hoard them before and after the wedding.
Post # 14
We registered at BBB, Macy’s and Target. We didn’t have many real problems, other than a couple of relatively pushy consultants.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
We registered at BBB! Also at Target…. I haven’t had to deal with either of them as far as returning items, but so far I’ve had a good experience with both.
Post # 16
@ LindseyMarie: I’m in San Diego, too! I wonder if we registered at the same BBB a day apart? And we’re month twins! Haha, I’m all excited. 🙂 And yeah, I registered for everything I could possibly find that was Calphalon brand just to earn the gift cards. haha.
@ chicagobride: what kind of completion discount does Macy’s have? BBB has a 10% discount and they even have events every three months where you can get 20% off. Is Macys’ better than that? Ohh, and hoarding the coupons is a fantastic idea! You can use more than one in one transaction?? (for diff. items of course)