Post # 1
So hive, where does a girl register?
The man and I have been living together for 3.5 years, and have owned our house for 2. We have a lot of the basic stuff, and don’t NEED too much, per se. But there’s certainly stuff we wouldn’t mind replacing. And there’s deffinately a few things we wouldn’t ordinarly spoil ourselves with, but would be nice to have. But i’m at a loss for where to register.
We want the stores we choose to be easily accessible for family (mostly in NJ). And we want a range of prices so noone feels compelled to purchase more than they can. We’ve made a list of the types of gifts we would put on the registry, and are trying to find 2 stores that hit the majority of that list. (eg: Everyday dishware, everyday silverware, window treatments, nice pots/pans, kichenaid mixer, servingware etc)
We’ve looked at Bed Bath & Beyond and it’s a deffinate possiblity, and we’re headed out to Macy’s tonight to take a look. But we can’t figure out where else we should check out. (And i actually do mean we, the FI is just as excited to get that scanner gun in his hand as I am – he LOVES to shop! )
I’m not a huge fan of Crate and Barrel and Pier1, i just find their selections hit or miss for me and wouldnt’ want to register there without knowing I’d have a good portion of the list there.
Post # 3
We registered for books, games and other less expesive, non-houseware gifts at Amazon.com.
Post # 4
I’m getting my dishes and serveware at Pottery Barn. They also have decor, furniture, bath stuff, and bedding. I am most excited about our Pottery Barn registry, although I don’t know how make people live near a physical store. We also registered at BB&B for a bunch of stuff and C&B for a couple of things.
Post # 5
We registered at Target (and Crate and Barrel). I think there’s a Target near most everyone and they have nearly everything!
Post # 6
Oh, consider this, too – a lot of people will just get you gift cards to wherever you registered, so make sure it’s a place you will want to shop at for awhile. We got about $500 in Target gift cards.
Post # 7
Williams-sonoma is great for kitchen stuff, and the lower price point stuff is still great quality- their spatulas are amazing!!! OOOh- and their silicups and splatter screens.. I could go on and on!
Post # 8
We wanted to register at Crate and Barrell but there’s not one near where our wedding is taking place (and where most of our family lives) Booooo :o(
We’re planning on Macy’s and Target. We’re going to one of those Sip and Scan events at Macy’s in a couple of weeks.
Post # 9
We chose Bed, Bath & Beyond; Macy’s and Williams Sonoma – wide range of products and prices. In your case, check out honeymoon registries as well!
Post # 10
make sure you want your name and wedding date searchable on the internet before you register at macys
Post # 11
We did Macys and Crate & Barrel. I think Macys or BBB is a good accessible location, and I think the Amazon registry isn’t a bad idea. I also thought that two places provided some options without being too ridiculous.
Post # 12
We did Macy’s and Amazon, and I’m deliberating if I want to add another option at either Crate & Barrel (no local stores near where we live, but I love their stuff) or Pottery Barn (very nearby local store, but I like C&B’s stuff better).
Post # 13
We did Macy’s and Williams-Sonoma. Williams-Sonoma is a great place for the stuff you want to upgrade, and Macy’s is perfect for the home stuff. You can find a lot of the same kitchenware at Macy’s as they have at Williams-Sonoma, so if you want to keep it simple, you could just register at one store. Or do Macy’s and someplace a little different like REI or Amazon.com.
Post # 14
We registered at Bloomingdale’s and Crate & Barrel. We thought about Williams & Sonoma too, but actually had some issues with setting it up online, and it was pretty redundant with the kitchen items available on the other registries, so we just deleted it.
about the Pottery Barn recommendations–I seriously love Pottery Barn–but I’d think twice about getting dishes there…I bought these http://www.potterybarn.com/coll/col/coldnw/f042/ about 3 1/2 years ago when I first lived on my own, and they chip super easily 🙁
Post # 16
We are registered at Crate & Barrel and will be going to B,B&Beyond soon.
We also have onlne registry at wishpot so we can add things from anywhere online.