Post # 1
I am having trouble narrowing down which registries to use. I don’t think I should go with more than 3, correct?? Which ones are supposedly the best? Are there benefits to using any specific registries?
I figure Williams Sonoma is a good bet for cooking/kitchen supplies, but I suppose those things could also be purchased through Macy’s which would have a whole lot of other stuff. Then there’s Bloomingdale’s which people have suggested due to their “perks” but I’m concerned it will be too expensive for my guests. Everyone says Bed, Bath & Beyond…but once again, Macy’s would perhaps overlap with that. And then there’s Target, but some say that’s not upscale enough. Thoughts????
Thank you in advance bees!
Post # 3
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
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
I would honestly go with an online registry like Simpleregistry.com. Then you can do Khols, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, 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
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
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
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I used myregistry.com – 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
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
@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
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
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
Macy’s and Crate & Barrel
Post # 14
We used Bed Bath & Beyond and Crate & Barrel
Post # 15
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
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.