Post # 1
FI and I are going to start our registries this weekend. Since all our family and 90% of our friends live in FL we are going to have our engagement/bridal parties there and whenever we’re able to go back (may have one in March when we go back so need to be registered just in case). My problem is I’ve gone to Target (where one of our registries will be) and I seem to be totally lost as to what to get. I’d like some ideas on what other brides registered for and where. Obviously, I want to hit different prices but I’m not sure where else to register. I’d like a higher end store, but I’d like some suggestions. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat. I have about 30 things on our Target registry.
I can’t think of what other store to go to. BBB doesn’t have the brands I want and Target has so much overlap there.
My mother suggested Macy’s but there just aren’t that many home things we need, much less in that kind of store.
Post # 4
We also are in the middle of registering and we are doing three stores. Target, Kohl’s and Crate and Barrel. I think all three are reasonably priced, and being from the Midwest everyone loves a bargain and good deal!
We are putting on it dinnerware/glasses/serveware, no china (not a china using kind of couple even though there are some really cute ones out there) candles, rugs, frames, tools, art, pots/pans, baking/cooking needs, pillows, bedding, things for the bath, games, outdoor things (we are big campers).
You can even register for big ticket items that you may want but you know other people won’t get you. Most places give you at least an extra 10% discount on items not purchased so if there is a grill or bed frame or dresser that you love put it on there! Its a wish list … we are upgrading a lot of our things that we still have from college. Have fun with it! (but at the same time keep some practicality to it!)
Post # 5
I already own a home and all the fixings, so my fiance and I had a dilemma of what do we even really need! We found a website called myregistry.com and you can add any web page or item on the internet to this registry so everything is in one place. We put a lot of honeymooning activities on this list. It might be an option to consider so that everythingcan be in one spot and you can put anything at all on there. 🙂 Hope this helps!
Post # 6
We did Target, Kohls, and JCP.
We did, toaster, crockpot, cookie sheets, cooking utensils, towels, sheets, camping equipment, griddle, silverware, dinnerware, picture frames, you can put pretty much anything you want or need in your registries. We also put attachments for our Kitchenaid mixer and DH put a fishing reel on there as well.
Post # 7
We did Amazon. They also have a universal registry option which will allow you to link items you want from anywhere on the web.
Post # 8
we used create & barrel for our dishes and housewares, and bed bath & beyond for pots, appliances, kitchen tools, sheets, towels, etc.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the input. About how long did it take you to go through and register for each store?
Post # 10
@punkalis: On myregistry.com can they still go to a store and print out a list or is it only online?
Post # 11
@floridabride12: When we actually went to the store it only took about 30-45 minutes.
It actually takes longer doing it online for me because I’m anal and have to cross reference every item on Amazon and read reviews and find the “best” one before I make a decision. In the store it was just a quick “that looks good, scan it!” lol
Would probably depend on how much you’re registering for and how opinionated you both are about designs and such.
Post # 12
@kala_way: I’m the same way. FI would love to just do it online, but I know it will literally take me HOURS to do one store. Much better if we just go and have to make a decision on the fly.
Post # 13
@floridabride12: Yes, it did take longer to do it online, but what I realized afterwards is that the nice thing about Amazon is they will allow your guests to click on an option that says “buying this gift elsewhere?” and then they will put a “reserved” listing next to the item and no one else will be able to purchase.
I mention that by cause my mother is notorious for always buying items elsewhere that she finds on sale rather than at the store the couple actually registers at! Anyway, it’s a nice feature.
But at any rate, I would still register at 2-3 places to give your guests some variety and to allow them greater flexibility–some people will want to go and actually hold the item; others are happy to purchase online.
Post # 14
Yeah, most of my family prefers the brick and mortar stores, so I’m hesistant on doing any stores that are only online. I’m thinking Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Post # 15
We did Macys for those that prefer brick & mortar store and MyRegistry for online.
I LOVED both of our registries!
Macys is so awesome! 6 months after our wedding and they are still sending up 20% coupon for registry completion.
MyRegistry lets you sync with Target, Macys, Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma etc.
You can add items from any store. There’s a handy dandy app so that when you’re at a store you see something you like. Scan the bar code and voila it’s on your registry. hehe.
What I also liked is you can manually add something. So say there’s a small boutique near you that does not have a website. You can manually add item x, x$, from Boutique onto your registry!
We’ve owned a home and lived together for years as well.
So we registered
- for our first adult comforter set hehe
- lots of kitchen upgrades bc everything we had were hand me downs or Walmart 14.99 specials. 😀
- kitchen gadgets that we wanted but would never spend the $$ ourselves.
- we also put things on there we could use for our hm like travel space bags, a gorillapod, etc
Post # 16
We registered last weekend at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Macy’s.
I had a hard time finding enough items to add at both because we already own a house and have everything. We just added upgraded items. We did:
keurig coffee maker
throw pillows (for living room and bedroom)
new shower curtain
gadgets for the kitchen
and some cute decorative stuff.