Registries – Which ones did you use? Which are the best??

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re doing Target and Kohl’s, possible BB&B but we started the first two and seem to have everything covered between them. We’re having 300+ guests and only registered for about 120 items, most $20-50 because all our friends are college students. We don’t have any big stores like Macys around and I’ve never heard of Williams so I can’t speak for those. 

Post # 4
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Right now I have Target, BB&B and Williams-Sonoma.  Not sure if we are going to keep the Target one because I’ve heard of a lot a people having problems with it.  Thought about maybe going with Macy’s but I’m still not sure.

Post # 5
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would honestly go with an online registry like Then you can do Khols, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond,, or any other registry you could ever want. Guests can buy online or go to their local store and pick up the item (or buy it online).

It’s awesome! And they can just give cash for any amount they want.

Post # 6
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re going to do Crate & Barrel and Target. I work at Crate and love how we handle registries and know that my guests will have an easy and pleasant time finding things there. And Target has a good variety of things we can register for (like croquet sets and sleeping bags) that we’d like but might not buy for ourselves.

Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re doing Target and Macy’s because they have those stores everywhere.  Macy’s seems to have the best rewards but we chose Target too so that we could register for a few electronics and outdoor stuff that they don’t carry at Macy’s.  I thought about doing a 3rd one but we don’t need much stuff and registering was surprisingly exhausting!  It took way longer than I expected and I dont’ wanna do another one, lol.  

Post # 8
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I used – you can add anything that’s for sale online anywhere.  We’ve got stuff from BBB, Macy’s, Target, REI, Amazon, a fair trade store, etc.  I really like it.

Post # 9
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We registered at Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and Macy’s.  His family and mine all prefer to give gifts rather than money, so we knew we needed to register and at many price points.  WS and C&B were WONDERFUL to work with, and Macy’s was an absolute nightmare. Family would buy things online and Macy’s would ship us the wrong item. I don’t even want to talk about how long it took to get all our china to match (they sent several pieces in the wrong pattern and it was a PITA to exchange for the correct pattern, even though we had registered for it correctly).

We did one of the C&B registering “events” where they open the store before it opens to the public, and they had drinks and snacks and people on hand to help out with decision making, and it was a BLAST.  

All 3 registries were easy to manipulate online which was nice for us since we live in the suburbs!

Post # 10
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@iloveglitter:  We used Macy’s and it was great. They do offer a perk that you get a gift card based on how much is bought off your registry.

Post # 11
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re probably going to register at BB&B, Amazon, and one more place…I’m thinking Target, but I’ve heard bad things about their registries.  FMIL suggested Kohl’s (her favorite store), but we just don’t go there very often.  The benefits at Macy’s sound pretty neat, too.

Wish we had C&B around here; I love looking at their website, but also want to see what we’re registering for in person.

Does anyone know which places have completion discounts, or do they typically all have them?

Post # 12
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy*s. 

When we went to BB&B we noticed that 90% of the things we registered for at Macy*s was at BB&B for a little less plus you can use 20% coupons on everything.  We decided to remove majority of the things at Macy*s and added them to our BB&B registry seeing that it would be more cost friendly for our guests.  I would’ve loved to do Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel or Bloomingdales but none of those stores are close and are a little pricier. 

Post # 13
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Macy’s and Crate & Barrel

Post # 14
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

We used Bed Bath & Beyond and Crate & Barrel

Post # 15
8498 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I liked Macys because they had many things Wililams-Sonoma did but they often put them on sale or people can use coupons for them.  Also I like Macys Hotel collection towels and bedding!

I had a W-S one for my shower and I like some of their things (especially table linens) though they really don’t have as many sales as Macys.

I also like C&B because they have a wide range of things.  I particularly liked their silverware and glasses.

I really dislike BB&B but I did one because it is the only thing besides Target and Kohls in my hometown.  UGH. 

I did all of mine online and never went into a store to scan things.  I like to read reviews.


Post # 16
2173 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

From a guest stand point, I really like BBB because the prices are reasonable, they have coupons, and you can wrap the gift right there at the store.

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