(Closed) Registery Experience and Recommendations

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We registered at Macy’s because we liked their fine china selection. Crate and Barrel because I love all their stuff and wanted our every day dishes from there. And Target just because we wanted a few fun things like board games, etc.

Macy’s gave us the best customer service when we were registering and sent us home with a free tote bag! Crate and Barrel was more hands off but very nice and gave us a free glass candy dish. The only other place I would consider registering is William Sonoma, I hear they are great and I love the store.

Post # 4
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re keeping it simple with two registries…Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  We put together both registries completely online..super easy…change them we want to…done and done :).  Some people like to go into the stores with the little registry gun…but we had fun doing it online at home.  Both stores have everything we need….if you’re looking for fine china, you may want to look somewhere else…we have very simple tastes!  Very happy with both of these registries so far.  I have heard from friends of mine that Macy’s isn’t the best when it comes to customer services, but it sounds like several Weddingbee readers had had really good experiences with them…so who knows.  Good luck!

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I also registered at Crate & Barrel (for dishes and flatware and a few other things) and Macy’s (for bedding, towels, and kitchen stuff). I did both online and also visited the stores to choose the dishes, etc. We just used those two stores to keep it simple.

I guess it’s personal preference on how hands-on you like people to be, but I got phone calls and emails from the registry person at Macy’s. True, she was just trying to get me into the store for registry events (add more stuff to my registry) but I didn’t care for it. Someone else might say she was really nice and helpful.

Also for Macy’s: you can’t combine the registry completion discount with a free shipping offer. That doesn’t really seem like double dipping to me (because you can combine a use-your-Macy’s card discount with a free shipping offer) and not everything I wanted to buy was in the store.

The only return I made was at Crate & Barrel and they were really great about it, they even looked up the receipt because I brought the wrong one in.

Post # 7
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

my best registry experience was with bed, bath and beyond.. the lady there was so nice and helpful.. she will walk around the store with you and you just point at what you want and she does all the work.. she’ll also remind you of the things you might need that you forgot about.. it was really a great experience and i highly recommend them

Post # 9
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We registerd at Bed Bath and Beyond, Pampered Chef, and we did a Wishpot.com registry.

Post # 10
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

we did 3:

bed, bath, and beyond



we split the housewares between bbb and macy’s and registered for fun stuff at target (video games, movies, sports stuff)

Post # 11
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We’re doing three: Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Amazon.com

We did them all online, so we haven’t got any free gifts (darn!) or any calls from the stores. We picked Macy’s because we love the fine china selection and the star rewards (5% of any registry purchases back in the form of a gift card), C&B for the linen selection (FI was surprisingly excited about this), and Amazon.com because we wanted to register for a few other things that the other two don’t have (water distiller, soda siphon, camcorder(!)).

I’ve heard C&B doesn’t do a good job tracking gifts, but we haven’t had a purchase from that registry yet so I don’t know.

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