Registry favoritism

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Bed Bath & Beyond is everywhere. Probably a lot easier to get to. I can name two or three within my immediate area. the nearest Macys is about an hour away and I doubt we have a Crate & Barrel.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Bed, Bath and Beyond is standard. I think people are just used to it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We only registered at BB&B because it was the only store that most everyone who would think to get us something would be close to.  We thought about Crate & Barrel but the ones closest to us are smack dab in the middle of our two states so not really close for anyone…lol

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it’s probably because there are BB&B EVERYWHERE, and everyone has one of those coupons laying around.

We are purposfully not registering at BB&B because 1) I hate it (there’s so much stuff there!) 2) it gives people too many options. We’re using our registry to upgrade a lot of “starter” household things (better knives/nicer plates/matching glasses) and if I register for a $15 spatula (or whatever), it’s because I want the $15 spatula, not some $5 version.

 

I have noticed, though, in going to other people’s weddings/showers and checking out their registry, that your experience is typical. A girlfriend is getting married next month and her Macy’s regsitry is almost wiped out, while her honeyfund and C&B registry have hardly been touched.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours was like this. We registered at BBB and Kohl’s. Everything was much bought off the Kohl’s one and almost nothing from the BBB one for my shower. I think this has to do with location for our guests. There are definitely more Kohl’s stores in the area so I think it was just easier for them to go there.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yep. BBB is like, 7 seven minutes from my house…Macy’s is 20ish, and C&B is 30-45 (maybe more in freakin’ Atlanta traffic). It really depends on what I’m buying for…if I’m going to the shower, I need to go and physically get a gift to bring, but if I’m just going to the wedding, I’m more likely to shop online and have it shipped, so in that case, I’d check out the other places!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@TwoStatesBride:  Because BBB is the shiz.  🙂  They send you more 20% off coupons than you could ever use, they ship for free (most of the time if it’s a big wedding gift they don’t have in stock), and you know that they’ll let the couple take it back if they want something else.  And like you said – they have so many things that you could always use money there.  That’s the only place we registered – not because I wouldn’t have liked some cool shiz from C&B, but because I know no one would have gone to buy it and I’d just have one or two mis-matched things.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  I had the same issue. I registered at the Bay and Bed Bath and Beyond. 

In Canada, BBB is scarce, so.. everyone bought from the Bay. I think only 4 items were outstanding on that one and BBB had MAYBE 4 items on it bought.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have BB&B and Crate+Barrel, and expect to get little to nothing from my Crate and Barrel registry. There are a few around here, but it’s just WAY easier to get to a BB&B, there’s more stuff on that registry, and they have the 20% coupons to boot.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@TwoStatesBride:  I would have just registered at one store if there was stuff you really wanted. People are always going to go for what is convenient. I only have a BBB here, but I live in Canada. I find all of those stores overpriced personally 😛 I’m cheap though.

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