Post # 1
My gf and I are starting the planning really early, but wanted to get an idea of the stores that we can do registry’s for. We’re really down to earth people and already have a lot of kitchen, decoration, bedroom stuff. We would probably ask for more fancy dishes or something like that.
Question 1: Where did you sign up for your registry? We don’t want any stores that are going to be really expensive, stores like target are more obtainable. Neither of our families have a lot of money.And also, what type of stuff did you ask for?
Post # 3
We have a few items on the Bay and Bed Bath & Beyond. We have had a house for 3 years so they’re small registries, but I like those stores and I could do it all online in my pjs!
Post # 4
We had three registries: Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, HoneymoonPixie.com
At Bed Bath and Beyond we mostly registered for upgrades to kitchen appliances, dishes, sheets, and bathroom stuff.
At Amazon we registered for a fairly random assortment of things: camping equipment, drawer organizers, dustbuster, suround sound, etc.
Our most used registry was our honeymoon registry. Everybody invited to the wedding knows that I inherited a full house of stuff and we’ve been living together for 3 years. And we really love to travel and planned a kick-ass honeymoon. So most guests gave on teh honeymoon registry.
The most useful thing that we did in making a registry was just start thinking about things as soon as you’re engaged. Everytime you think – man it would be nice to have ______. Write it down and add it to the registry. It covers more than you would think. At least if your a cheap, penny-pincher like my husband and I!
Post # 5
We’re having a small wedding, and therefore have a very small registry. My FI was kind of against having one at all, but I convinced him that it would be much easier for the guests to have at least something to choose from if they decide to get us a gift.
We registered at Bloomingdales, and we chose Sambonet flatware, Riedel and Spiegelau wine and beer glasses and a couple of small kitchen items (microplane to replace our old dull one etc.).
Post # 7
has anyone registered at Ikea before? lol
Post # 8
We’ve registered at Debenhams, we having a small wedding but still would like to upgrade our kitchen stuff & stemware…I’d love some Kate Spade & Vera photo frames too…oh & a crockpot!
Post # 9
@otto2008: We are putting together our registry at Target and Kohls. You can google what to register for and then pick and choose what you do/don’t need off those lists and it might spark some other ideas too.
Post # 10
Hi @otto2008: Etiquette Snob here… lol
Just so you know… the rule of thumb is no more than 2 Registries… and they should be different in what they have to offer
So… You could do:
- Big Box Store and a Department
- China Store and Sporting Goods Store
- Bedding & Bath Store and an Electronics Store
This time round, as Encores we didn’t register anywhere… as such people who did / send gifts chose to go with items chosen for our hobbies (Travel, Wine, etc) or gave us Cash
My First Wedding as fresh faced Uni Grads with very little… my Ex-Hubby and I registered at a Department Store (The Bay) and chose items that we would like to furnish / outfit our home…
Primarily Kitchen, Bed & Bath items… including Dishes, Cookware, Small Appliances & Gadgets
We also included items for Entertaining… as was the trend more then (1980s) than now… so Fine China, Crystal, Silverware & Barware
No Regrets… infact I LOVE all the Gifts that our Guests got us
Registering was a good idea IMO
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
@otto2008: Our families don’t have a lot of money either, and we wanted our registry to be easily accessible, so we registered at Target. We asked for mostly kitchen stuff such as a 16-piece dinner set, flatware, drinking glasses, a toaster, a KitchenAid (expensive, so we didn’t get it lol), a bakewear set, and a knife set (among other stuff). We also asked for a few other random things like a firepit, some decorative stuff (shelves and such), sheets, pillows, and throw blankets.
Post # 12
I registered on Amazon (home stuff) and Depositagift.com (experiences, etc.)
Post # 13
We registered at Macys and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We wanted to pick places that were easily accessible both online and in person. We’ve been living together for awhile, so we mostly wanted to upgrade stuff. New dishes, nicer toaster (double instead of single!), better cookware, things like that.
Your idea of registering at Ikea is interesting, but the way we looked at our registry, we picked things we’d want to keep throughout the years. To me, Ikea is more starter stuff, like your first apartment out of college. I know that when we registered at Macy’s one of their options was a “Dream Fund” that people could basically put money into so that we could buy a couch or a bed or something like that if we wanted to. If your concern is furniture, that may be worth looking into.
Post # 14
@otto2008: we registered at Macys and Bed Bath and Beyond
Things we registeredfor? Everything pretty much
Pots and pans, Vaccuum, knife set. Servdware, utencil set, bowls, towels, the list goes on!
Post # 15
@otto2008: IKEA doesn’t have a gift registry program, however there are loopholes around that. My FI and I used myregistry.com to register as one of our 2 registries, it allows you to register for things at places like ikea or llbean that don’t have registries available. We included items from macys, Williams Sonoma, llbean, ikea, and mikasa in our myregistry.com registry. We also did a small registry at bed, bath and beyond.
We are in a small 1 bedroom apartment and plan to be city dwellers long term, so we stuck to the basics and tried to keep the majority of our gifts between $25 and $50 with a small number of low or high priced items. We want to convey the message through our registry that we really don’t expect guests to spend a lot of money.
If I could go back in time I would have waited till about 3-4 months before the wedding to register though. We registered at 9 months out because family expressed interest in using it for Christmas gifts, but then they didn’t use it and I’ve already had to take off quite a few discontinued items.
Post # 16
@luluvohn: yeah, Ikea is definitely starter, but we’re now living with her parents (we’re both saving money while in grad school) and will be until 2016 when the wedding is done. so essientially we will be starting out from scratch.
the problem is while in undergrad, we accumulated a lot of decor, dishes, cookware, tupperware, stuff that people usually register for. So i was trying to find ways that people can still can get us gifts without doubling what we already have. when we move into our first real place as husband and wife we’re gonna need furniture (since we had to throw most of it out) and since we’re starting I was thinking Ikea! lol
But does anyone know if there is a way we can just ask for giftcards TO ikea?