(Closed) ????? When did you register for your wedding ????? How did it go??

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: When did you register for your wedding?? How did it go??
    As soon as I got engaged! : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Around the time we sent our STD's out. : (22 votes)
    34 %
    Around the time we sent our invites out. : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Dont plan on registering. : (0 votes)
    Was a blast! : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Was daunting at first, but turned out to be a blast. : (13 votes)
    20 %
    The whole thing was needed, but don't want to do that again!! : (8 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    At BBB they give you a list of things people usually register for and that helps a lot.  Don’t expect to get it all done in one session though.  We got through like two thirds of it in the store and did the rest online.  It’s a little stressful, but fun too.

    Post # 4
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We registered around the time we sent out Save-The-Date Cards. We knew it was kind of early, but since you can edit them later and we had the time over the summer, figured why not? Our schedules get considerably more hectic in the fall and we didn’t want to be anywhere near the Christmas stuff.

    We registered at BB&B and I loved it! There WAS a lot of stuff, but we just took our time. The lady was really helpful and gave us a “sample list.” We didn’t really use the sample list, but we did use some of her tips about registering. It wasn’t a horrible process at all for us. Wear comfy shoes though!

    Post # 6
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I started the BBB registry online. I liked doing it that way, so by the time I went to the store to add to the regisrty, I didn’t feel any pressure from the sales people.

    Post # 7
    1669 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We started our Target registry shortly after getting engaged (April 2010) because we had so many people ask us to. We only had about 50 things at that time. Recently we started one at BBB and added about 75 more items to the Target one. We still need to add more to BBB and plan to make a few more trips there. The plan was to have them close to finished by early to mid Jan when we send our Save-The-Date Cards. Along with comfy shoes, if you don’t need your purse don’t bring it.

    Post # 8
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It really is fun. Fiance loved playing with the scanner gun. We had a very helpful person at BBB, and suggested a few things I didn’t think of. We had an exspensive set of nice pots, so she put the individiual pieces on there, so if we got some of the from different people, we could return them for the whole set, which is much cheaper than buying individually. 

    Post # 9
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I registered a month before our Save the Dates went out.  Right after our Save the Dates would have gotten to people, five place settings, all of our flatware, and all of our chargers were purchased.  Some of it has already shown up at my door! 

    I was stunned.

    Post # 10
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My shower wasn’t a surprise. So I registered right before our shower invites went out.

    To try and avoid being completly overwhelmed, I went through my mother’s kitchen with a notebook and wrote down all of her kitchen items that I could see myself using. This at least gave me a checklist and a starting point.

    Post # 11
    16216 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We registered about six months early. Definitely before we sent save-the-dates. As soon as one of our guests got his save-the-date, he got on our registry and bought us a wedding gift!

    Post # 12
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We registered in March for our October wedding. It went fine, I guess, but it wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as I thought it was going to be. I love to shop and even I was ready to be done with it by hour 2. I’m sure if we would have gone during the week it wouldn’t have been so crazy but registering on a weekend when everyone is out shopping is not recommended. I remember standing in a line that consisted of other registering couples as we all waited for our chance at the mighty utensil wall in BB&B. It was annoying.

    If I was doing it again, I would wait longer to register. We had the opportunity (i.e. Darling Husband actually agreed to go with me, lol) in March so we took it but in all reality, we should have waited until atleast early summer. A number of the items we registered for were discontinued by the time our guests got around to buying anything. I had to monitor the registry every week or so and make changes as things went in and out of stock. 

    Post # 14
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I registered arounf the time the Save-The-Date Cards went out.  I didn’t really have time to get to the store, so we did like 99% of our registering online.  I actually liked it because I could look at reviews of things when I was registering.  We were registered at target and Macy’s btw.

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