Post # 1
When did you start picking items on your registry? I see alot of people have done it pretty far out. I thought we would just do it before our invites went out…
How far out was your wedding when you did your registry and why?
Also I would love to here of odd registrys things besides BBB, target, macys? What else if out there for options?
Post # 3
We started picking it all out in January, for our August wedding. We weren’t exactly sure when the first shower would be, plus it was nice to get it out of the way before the more chaotic planning started. We’ve registered so far at Crate & Barrel and Williams Sonoma. I’d really recommend Crate & Barrel. They have really interesting dishes/flatware/glasses that are really really reasonable. And the woman who helped us was absolutely wonderful. Williams Sonoma was also great, but that may have been in part due to the fact that the person who was helping us had to be the pots & pans guru; swear, he knew everything about every pot and pan and what to cook in each, and didn’t try to get us to register for huge sets we didn’t need.
Post # 4
We registered 6 months before our wedding but we didnt even need to do it that early. You really dont need to register until you are about to have your bridal shower because no one will buy you anything off of it until then. You can register at any time and then go back and change things if you change your mind. After your bridal shower people probably wont buy you gifts until very close to your wedding or even right after your wedding. I literally changed our registry up to one week before our wedding and it was no big deal. We registered at Target, Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma though we only had 6 things on our Williams Sonoma registry. Most stuff came from the C&B registry.
Post # 5
Registries are so much fun, aren’t they? My DH and I thought so.
You can do your registry as far in advance as you would like, really. However, you want to make sure your registry is complete by your showers. The information about where you are registered will appear on the shower invitations, not the wedding invitations. You will want to make sure your registry is complete by the day the person throwing your wedding showers sends out the invitations.
My DH and I registered at BBB, Target, and Kohl’s. We were very satisifed with all of them, although I think BBB & Kohl’s were the easiest to work with for returns & after deals. (BBB gives AWESOME deals on items that you registered for but were not purchased by your wedding date).
Post # 6
We registered at Macys a yr out because you get rewards when you use your macys card for regular purchases. We registered at Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn 6 months out, but people didnt start buying things until shower invites went out. Pottery Barn has been a pain in the *ss because they are constantly retiring things.
Post # 7
@Stacia2242: I had to return something a BBB and they refused to put the credit on a gift card. They would only give me a receipt so I was terrified to have a piece of paper woth $260 in my wallet. Did I just find the one dumb BBB employee?
Post # 8
We registered a month and half before my bridal shower, which is in 3 weeks. So we registered in Feb and our wedding date is June. My advice is if you do register really early make sure you are able to keep on top of your registery online. For example Target, stuff either can be out of stock or they are just not selling anymore.
Post # 9
@LGenz: Hmm. We didn’t have that problem at all. They put it all back on gift cards. And actually, they gave us everything that we bought with our store credit for sale.
I’m not sure if it depends on area or not… but we didn’t have that problem. What a bummer! : /
Post # 10
I just started doing mine and I’m about 5 months away from the wedding. I looked at other posts and figured it was better to wait until closer to the date in order to avoid items being discontinued. Though I’ve started just now, I’ve also chosen to hide it temporarily from anyone who tries to search via The Wedding Channel.
I registered at Crate and Barrel, Amazon, and Bed Bath and Beyond. BBB has very similar items to Williams Sonoma and Sur Table so I figured I’d register there so people could try to use as many coupons as they could. Amazon is great for the universal wish list button.
Post # 11
I did a poll on this about a week ago — you can go look at it, but the results showed that most people registered 5-8 months out. 🙂 There’s no general “rule” about it, you can kind of do it whenever you want, but if you’re further out then you need to realize things on the registry might change or become discontinued.
Post # 12
I registered a few weeks ago… we have 4 months until the wedding. There was no real point in us registering because nobody has bought anything yet, and probably won’t until my shower (in June) and before my wedding (in July). We just did it because we had time to 🙂