Post # 1
We are finally crossing this one of our list!
Me and FI are registering this weekend and I would like some input from the hive about where the best place to register is and any feedback on positive registry experiences. We are leaning towards Macy’s at this point since it’s very convenient and all relatives have one near them. Thoughts?
Note: We also have a honeymoon registry, this registry is for house-hold items. TIA!
Post # 3
It really depends on the place closest to everyone. We chose Bed, Bath, & Beyond. We enjoy alot of their items, and for those that do not have one close, you can do a lot of online. Shop, pay, and ship directly to the home!
I had a friend do Macy’s. She had wonderful stuff on there as well – so that’s a great place, too!! Good luck and have fun!! My FI and I had a blast doing our registry!
Post # 4
I am no where near this part of planning yet but I was talking to photographers in my area yesterday and one told me that Bed, Bath and Beyond is the only place he knows of that will still give cash for returned items rather than in-store credit. We don’t have a Macy’s in our area anymore so not sure what their policy is but just thought this was helpful to know. I had a friend have $500 worth of returns (a lot multiples – why don’t people cross stuff off your registry when they buy it??) at Target and she has no idea what they will spend it on! Anyway, just thought that was a helpful tip to pass on! Good luck and have fun with the scanning gun! 🙂
Post # 5
I second Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I received a Macy’s giftcard for christmas and my FI and I are trying to figure out what we need with it. When comparing prices, Bed, Bath, and Beyond had the same stuff around $10 cheaper. When I showed Macy’s the ad, they said they do not honor competitor prices. Plus, Bed, Bath, and Beyond shoppers can sign up to receive coupons which help tremendously. I haven’t registered yet but I did talk to a wedding consultant at BBB who gave me a helpful checklist and catalog to look through. They will come around the store with you if you need suggestions, or she told me if we just wanted to go through with the scanner ourselves, we are more than happy to. My FI and I just moved in with each other so right now, we have doubles of everything so we really want to organize our stuff before we register for something new. The BBB consultant helped me make a list of what stuff we should register for anyways and stuff we can leave off the list.
Macy’s has always been great with customer service and I’m sure you would have a fabulous time wherever you register.
I’m debating a honeymoon registry, how did you choose yours?
Post # 6
We did amazon.com because most of our friends prefer shopping online, and we did BBandB for people who prefer to go to an actual store. (Our flatware is about $10 cheaper per set (plus no tax and free shipping on Amazon).
Almost everyone has chosen to buy from the amazon registry (I’m really surprised by this), but we have gotten a few gift cards from BBandB.
Post # 7
I’m still considering this as well.
I’m thinking Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Macy’s is good if you really want some high quality stuff. If you entertain and have (or will have) a very nice home. The idea of putting fine china and silver into my paint-peeling-wooden drawers and cabinets that don’t stay shut seems a bit silly.
As for the store credit only for returns at Target. That would be fine with me! Target has everything from groceries to household stuff to clothes to games, if I had $500 store credit to Target I could spend it in a day, lol. Though it is nice that BBB gives cash.
Is a honeymoon registry only monetary? Why isn’t it called a honeymoon fund then? If you’re not actually “registered” for anything. Maybe I’m not clear on the concept.
Post # 8
@kala_way: I came across a website today that the couple picks their location and details, then people who go to the registry can upgrade their room, by them a spa package, etc. I thought it was a cool idea but I want to find more info about using them first.
Post # 9
We are doing Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart and a honeyfund.
Post # 10
I hate our macy’s registry. We had to register there because they had the dishes I wanted and I didn’t like any of the dishes at BBB, but I hate them. They change the prices every. single. day. Its obnoxious. Plus things go out of stock all the time. I’d go BBB as much as possible.
Post # 11
We are picking Crate and Barrel and Target. Not sure about the return policy since we aren’t there yet but we figured since target has everything as @kala_way said we would be ok with store credit. We picked crate and barrell for the quality of items and you get 10% off anything you dont get after the wedding that your register for so we can complete our bedroom set or anything else we miss. Pottery Barn does the same. My friends did well with Amazon because it has everything and a lot has free shipping but I need to be able to touch and feel everything so I need an actual store.
We also might register at REI because we are way low on our registery items and we would love some camping gear. 🙂
Post # 12
We did Macy’s and we liked them a lot. They were helpful, but at the same time, stayed out of our way when we were registering. They were really nice when we had to return a BUNCH of plates that we had registered. We ended up getting almost everything off of our Macy’s registry than BB&B.
BB&B was fine, but when we first were there registering, the manager or whoever kept following us around and I felt like I was being stalked, lol. That could be helpful if you had a lot of questions, but I didn’t. I guess I’m the type of person to shop and figure it out on my own.
In the end I wish I had registered for more at Macy’s since it was way more popular for my guests than BB&B. I also liked that if I returned things to Macy’s, I could buy something from the non-housewares department! Hello, purses!! 🙂
Post # 13
We just set up our registry this last weekend. We went with Bed Bath and Beyond because they have EVERYTHING you could need, have great 20% coupons, and are pretty much everywhere. We’re doing that for fine china, pots and pans, cooking stuff, etc. We went with Crate and Barrel for everyday plates and glasses and serving plates because it’s classic and it’ll go with stuff we might collect in the future. I figure if we want crazy colored or patterned plates, we can pick up a box of 4 plates at Target for like $30 whenever we want. I’d like the registry plates to last awhile. And we’re also doing Amazon.com for games, books and other items we think of that could be fun.
Post # 14
@Snowy414: We put quite a few things from REI on our amazon registry…I am incredibly excited that we got a fancy camp sink from the registry!
Post # 15
I think we’ll be going with Macy’s and BB&B when we register in late Feb/early March.
Post # 16
Thank you everyone for the feedback, you have all been extremely helpful. I think I’ve narrowed it down to either Macy’s or BBB. I’m gonna visit their websites and see which store has everything we are looking for.
@Monkeyface we set up a Honeyfund account, it was really simple. I did some research first and most of the girls on here have had only good things to say about it plus it the layout is super cute!