Post # 1
Hey everyone! So, I’ve been thinking about which stores to register at and I need some suggestions. I think it would be appropriate to do 3 stores. Here’s what I think so far…
Pottery Barn (C&B is not in our area)
Macy’s/Bed Bath and Beyond
I have heard terrible things about Target’s registry on the Beehive. However, I hate Walmart and wanted something comparable in price. I can’t decide between BBB and Macy’s? How did you guys decide where to register?
This wedding will have over 200 guests, not to mention 2 showers I’m having. Do you think 3 stores is enough? I feel like adding a 4th store would make me look greedy…
Post # 3
For me, I picked places that are easily accessible to our guests and had numerous products of different price ranges.
Initially I had BBB, Macy’s, Crate & Barrel and Target but ended with just BBB, C&B and Target. I didn’t like that Macy’s had the smallest amount of products to choose from that was available for the registry and their prices were the highest, so I decided to drop them. I did hear that Target doesn’t have a great return policy but it didn’t effect us as only one item was purchased from there and we love it. One thing I didn’t like from Target is that a lot of the items online were only available online so it was hard to build a registry like this online which is what I had to do.
So in short, BBB and C&B were my best registries.
Post # 4
I did the same as roddybride.. the bulk of our registry is at BBB, although half of our stuff is now “temp. out of stock”… don’t register too early!!! Wherever you go, that’s my advice.
Post # 5
We registered at MAcy’s and BBB. I don’t think that any of the ones above are comparable to Walmart’s prices. We are going to register there too, maybe. We might just leave it off and go with two.
Post # 6
I was going to do Macy’s, but thought that BB&B carried most of the same stuff, and for cheaper. BB&B has lots of inexpensive things and their return policy is a lot better than Target’s.
I’m registered at: Pottery Barn (bedding, home decor, and everyday dishes), BB&B (fine china, kitchen stuff), & Amazon.com (fun random items and camping gear.)
Post # 7
I will probably register at BB&B, Target and I’ve been considering JCPenny. I would have to go to JC Penny to check there home stuff out first before I decide but I don’t think they are very expensive. I got a book in the mail on bridal registry from JC Penny and they had some really cute stuff. So I will be considering them.
Post # 8
We are doing BBB and Amazon. Amazon is great because they have a universal wishlist button, so if you see something on another site you can add it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’ve been getting complaints from people about our Macys registry. A lot of the stuff I registered for in my store here are out of stock in the store back home where most guests live.
My C&B registry has been a hit even though there isn’t one in their area. They just have easy shipping, I guess.
I think the key to Target is to scan the product and not the shelf 🙂 They’re notoriously mislabeled. I don’t know their return policy though.
But really, register where they have things you like. I’m only registered at Macys and C&B and I have been able to strike a good price balance!
Post # 10
Thanks for everyone’s suggestions so far!! I do have to stick with the stores that are in the area where most of the guests are. It’s a small town and I don’t think they do a lot of online shopping so Amazon would be a no-go. I guess I’m leaning towards BBB more than Macy’s.
Thanks for the help 🙂
Post # 11
When are you ladies registering?? We are getting married in October and several people have asked where we are registered.
Post # 12
As far as your Macys vs. BBB debacle, we chose BBB because guests could use those 20 percent off coupons they get on what seems to be a daily basis. On our wedding website under the registry section, we encouraged guests to use their coupons.
Post # 13
We did Bed Bath and Beyond and Target. We don’t have many stores in our town! And those two stores everyone seems to have!
Post # 14
I ended up going with Kohl’s, Macy’s and BBB. I went with Kohl’s especially to help with lower prices, but it turned out that I had barely anything at all on that registry because I just couldn’t find anything I liked besides mainly some couch pillows. Most of the stuff came from Macy’s and I found that people flocked to the Macy’s registry, so I’d recommend going there 🙂
Post # 15
kma, I have registered already and my wedding is in Oct also.
Post # 16
We’ve been living together for a few years so we have most everything we’d register for under a traditional registry. I felt kinda funny doing the honeymoon registry (still undecided), but was SUPER excited when I realized we could register at REI! We’re both into the outdoors and frequently go on mini adventures togeter so this was a GREAT way to set us up with some gear to build on for future family trips. Plus, how many people get to say they got a “bear bell” for their wedding?