Post # 1
fi and i are fixing to get our registries all set up, and i’d love a little insight. we’ve decided to register at three places: amazon.com, a honeymoon registry, and a brick and mortar store.
a- which honeymoon registry should we do? would like something that isn’t taking a huge percentage or costing us much- we will be planning our honeymoon post-wedding (a few months later) so would like something with flexibility towards location, application, etc.
b. which brick and mortar store? we are currently debating bed bath and beyond vs macys, with crate and barrel as a distant third. would love some insight as to which to go with. (for the record, all three have stores in the areas our families live.) if it helps- some of the things on our wedding registry list are: immersion blender, food processor, kitchenaid stand mixer, pots and pan set, everyday china (undecided on corelle vs fiestaware), bakers rack, bar cart, linens and towels, some baking bits, a vaccuum, a grill.
please help! i’ve been putting this decision off, and we have the day free so want to go register tomorrow… so i’m officially out of time!
thanks so much!
Post # 3
If you really want to have the option to choose what and where you want to buy from, I suggest http://www.honeymoonwishes.com gift registry.
This registry will allow you to combine any gifts along with your wishlist for honeymoon when you decide to do this. By having it all on one registry it keeps it clean simple and easy for you to manage and easy for friends and family to give you something you really will use and appreciate rather than duplicating household items you already have and don’t need.
You can create all / any item you want including home gifts, as well as being able to purchase items / activities for your honeymoon. The site is free to sign up and has great wedding website and announcement cards. 100% safe secure and easy to use. There is a small percentage charge for the gift giver but work out less than % tax they would pay at a store, or you can always opt to pay the fees yourself.
Alternatively have 2 registries that allows gifts for honeymoon and one for a store that you really can use items from.
I have registered with http://www.honeymoonwishes.com and used the site to upload our engagement news and wedding plans as well as photos and the registry itself. They are very reputable and I have also been a gift giver through this service for my friends wedding and was just so simple and easy to do.
Congrats and good luck x
Post # 4
@beignet: I picked macys because I have a Macy’s card and you get reward points when people buy stuff off your registry, and you can use the points to get more stuff! I chose not to register at BBB because I already have a lot of housewares, and if people buy stuff from there, I can only return it for other stuff I probably don’t need. At macy’s there is more variety.
As for the honeymoon registry, we went with honeyfund.com. There are no fees, and it was super-easy to set up. They have pre-made lists of stuff people can buy based on popular honeymoon destinations, and people can give their gifts by cash/check to you or through paypal.
We also registered at amazon.com for some odds and ends, so if you pick Macy’s we’ll have registered at all the same places 🙂
Post # 5
why not register at all 3?? 🙂 or 2 of them!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I went with Macy’s originally because of the rewards. However, I had to switch to BB&B after they decided not to carry my china anymore. My china is extremely popular and I was pretty frustrated that they decided to drop it.
My mother said that she found the BB&B registry desk much more helpful when she went to buy something. Macy’s can be hit and miss.
Post # 7
Out of our registries, my favortie by far is BB&B. It was the most fun to register at, though it took us forever! Lol. I don’t know about the honeymoon registries, as I have no idea about those, sorry!
Post # 8
We are using Honeyfund for our honeymoon registry. The only fees are Paypal fees (3%) if a person uses a credit card and you can change the location, etc. as you start to narrow down the details. That’s what we did, we started out with it generic caribbean, then changed it to one island, then changed it again and updated the excursions and date now that we’ve actually figured out what we’re doing.
Post # 9
Pre-wedding I’d say BB&B; however, now my vote is for Macy’s. Their post wedding process was excellent, and unfortunately, I found BBB disappointing.
Post # 10
I’m torn between Macy’s and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I think Bed, Bath, and Beyond has more options as well as a broader price point range. I know for my cousin’s wedding, at least half of her registry was items under $10 – I got her a ton of under $5 items (like spatulas, whisks of different sizes, etc) and I tied it together with two kitchen towels. My partner and I will probably register at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and maybe Target – we already live together but figure we can register for board games, replacement vaccuum bags, etc at Target.
Post # 11
I would say that BBB is a great choice because guests can then use their 20% off coupons they get in the mail.
Post # 12
BBB is really really really user friendly! @mink knows what she is talking about!
I would recommend BBB over Macy’s anyday. I actually haven’t heard any bad stories about BBB – their registry system is very well organized.