Post # 1
Man. I always thought registering would be a lot of fun– picking out things for our new life together? Awesome! Now I am learning it is just a painin the @ss.
We started our by registering at Crate and Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond. We added Amazon.com for some more affordable items, but we made sure to register for a variety of things both cheaper and more expensive. So then my sister calls and says, you need to register at Target or Walmart. Those places are too expensive. She said even though we registered for afffordable things people won’t even look because they seem like expensive places.
Ok, fne. We register at Target. So now we have 3 registries. Mr.Rain is big into the outdoors, and I don’t have ANYTHING for that, so we had plans to also register at REI for a few things, making it 4.
Now FMIL has asked that we register at Belk, because it’s a good option for people in their part of the country. I have never even heard of it, but she may have a really good point– and I’d rather register somewhere people will actually go than risk them picking something out on their own that we did not register for.
So now I don’t know what to do. 4 registries was pushing it, but 5? Too many! I’m honestly considering starting over, picking 3 of the 5 and leaving it at that. Any suggestions?
Oh, and as I was writing this I got the e-mail that FI has started our REI registry.
Post # 3
I was going to do multiple site registries, but after spending three hours in Bed Bath & Beyond, I vowed to never do it again. Plus I felt like I had covered all areas on what I wanted.
Post # 4
I really feel like you should max it out at 4 registries. Id take off Target – alot of that stuff you can find at BB&B and their inventory changes ALL THE TIME. Plus Ive heard they are terrible to deal with for returns and exchanges.
Post # 5
i didn’t realize there was a limit on registeries. bed bath has coupons all the time. i’m sure guests will find something there if you get a range of price points.
Post # 6
naangel55, I have heard the same thing but I am worried that my friends on a budget will shop there anyway and get us things we don’t want/need…. it’s frustrating trying to please everyone. Isn’t this wedding supposed to me about me and the Mr?
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
We have four. BBB and Macy’s (which have a fair amount of overlap), Williams-Sonoma (a bit of Macy’s overlap) and Sur La Table (unique kitchen tools mostly…no overlap with any other store).
Post # 8
Geez I hadn’t put that much thought into it. We’re doing Bed Bath and Beyond and Target. I only want two. All of his family is from here, as are our friends so I know they can find them. But to be honest I see my besties giving us cash. I love Target so there was no way I was passing up a chance to go in there with a gun and pick things! FI doesn’t care about Target though, he would like to do the Home Depot one. For what home I don’t know, we’re renters!
Post # 9
I’d also recommend nixing Target. You can add anything you want from Target to your Amazon registry.
Post # 10
I love the crate and barrel registry…the prices are the same all the time, unless they go on sale (they never go up like macys). Plus something arrived in the mail broken and crate and barrel was very nice about replacing it…no hassle.
Post # 11
I also say get rid of Target. Their return policy is a PAIN!! BBB has lots of stuff, and if its out of their price range, they can just give a gift card, right? I think it would be a nice gesture to register at Belk (if it’s stuff you want!). Happy registering!
Post # 12
I have heard HORRIBLE things about Target & Macys but I am in love with our Honeyfund! HoneyFund.com 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory
We’re registered at Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, and a more local store to the town we’re getting married in. I’ve never had any problems with Macy’s, (or C&B for that matter) and at Macy’s you get 5% in-store credit on anything your guests buy for you!