Post # 1
We think we might start doing our gift registery tomorrow…is there anything I should be doing prior too, or do you literally just go into it blind and scan what you want when you get there…? We think we might start at bed bath and beyond tomorrow! I told fiance that I don’t want to be rushed, because we all know how guys can be when it comes to shipping…and he agreed…but I guess the good thing about registeries is if you don’t get all you want in that one day at one particular store you can come back and add right??
Post # 3
I think you should make a list of the things you’d like to register for and try not to deviate from the list too much. I haven’t registered, but I can imagine it would be pretty tempting to scan everything in sight!
I’m pretty sure with most registries you can add and delete items online.
Post # 4
i know your typical stuff i guess to put on a registry like stuff for the kitchen, etc, but what are some things that you wouldn’t really “think” of??
Post # 5
think about what you want and what you need. registry checklists are helpful, but most stores will provide you with one when you get there.
don’t worry about overscanning – you can always edit online when you get home!
Post # 6
kitzy…oh wow! I didn’t know they provided you with a registry!!
Post # 7
I started both of our registries online. It has been really easy to track what is on the registries so far and make sure each registry is full, different price points, and no repeats.
We’re doing in-store scanning for things that I want to be able to touch and feel (like sheets, towels, etc.). I’m also going to be going over things I registered for online and make sure the in-store item is what’s right for us. (Like say I accidentally registered for a teeny tiny casserole dish but couldn’t tell by the picture online)
Online so far has been great because as I go I can immediately read reviews on items and make sure we get the best one for the best price.
I’ve also been tracking each of the registries in my own spreadsheet so I can easily see what we are registered for, where, and quantities. I plan on bringing that into the store and updated it as we go, and then transfering the written notes back onto the computer document.
Post # 8
i would recommend doing some research before you go. if you know you want pots and pans, read some reviews and see which would work best for you & your FI’s lifestyle (cuisinart multiclad pro!!). same for other things, amazon is a gold mine of information! cooks illustrated is too, you can sign up for a free 2 week trial online to be able to use the archived reviews of products while you are working on your registry. consumer reports can also be helpful, but i don’t know how to use it for free=) some things are best picked out by seeing in person/touching, but when faced with 20 blenders, i find reading about them is the only way i can make a choice! i brought snacks for Fiance, they were appreciated! remember, the goal of the store is to sell things- so they may say you NEED some items you really don’t! think about the kind of life you see yourselves having, and register for that life=) happy shopping!
Post # 9
If you’re looking for a list of ideas of what to include and things you may not have thought of, amazon has a great site that sort of walks you through different categories and things that you may like on your registry. Have fun!