(Closed) Where do I register?!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe Williams-Sonoma, we registered there because we like high-end kitchen stuff and they are like a fairytale world full of it. If people think it’s too expensive or impractical they won’t buy it, but you can still wish for it :o)

Post # 4
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Williams Sonoma is a good choice, but Bed Bath and Beyond and Macys have good stuff–you’ll find pro baking sheets at macys and w-s, for example, and all-clad at all three, etc.

Good luck!

Post # 6
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Fiance is a cook snob, but he had similar concerns. The people who know you probably know you want nice things. For a serious cook, there is no shame in it.

First: don’t worry so much. Pick a few things that you would like that you would buy for yourself, and register. Do it. People go in together on gifts all the time. There is nothing wrong with it. Not that it sounds like an issue for you, but don’t register for everything you want, but get register for a few.

Second, how are you doing on smaller ticket kitchen items? Good cutting boards? Paring knives? An awesome whisk? If you haven’t thought about these things, think about it.

Third, you didn’t mention serving items. How are you there? China? Glasses? Silverware?

Fourth, household items? A vacuum? Hand vac? Iron? Clothing steamer (greatest thing I own)? Also luggage?

Fifth, if household stuff doesn’t work, maybe more decorative or entertainment things will? I’ve known people to register for lamps, picture frames, vases. I’ve also seen DVD sets, a blue ray player, speakers, etc. Registering for outdoor gear is also popular now.

I guess, bottom line, registering is just nicely asking, think about what you might need in the home or want to upgrade.


Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Try sites like Wedding Republic, which let you create a “puzzle piece” registry, which lets guests chip in for more expensive items.  

I say go for the Williams Sonoma registry, because even if people don’t get you stuff, you still get a registry completion discount.  Make sure you put all denominations of gift cards on your registry as well, so guests can get those too.  

Post # 8
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Honestly, I’m not sure if this would even work, but I say you register for the few things you do want at Target.  And when your guests see that everything is fulfilled, they may opt to just give you cash, which is ideal.  And also, if you do want another store to register with, consider some stuff that you may want to replace or have more of.  Maybe you can register at Macy’s for more linens and electrons (small ones, like a digital picture frame or an ihome kinda thing).  Do you own a home?  Home Depot would be a great idea, since everyone has a project that’s been sitting on their to-do list for too long.

Post # 9
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you want the money to buy things for yourself, I would register for just a few smaller things but try and get the word out that you would prefer cash.  That is what we did and we got mostly cash and no one was offended.

Post # 10
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh, I had another idea–you can register for all your cleaning supplies at BBB and target, but I second what some other bees have said–perhaps just make a small registry and ask for cash.

Post # 11
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House

I did Bloomingdales, Sur La Table, and Crate and Barrel (for everyday dishes)

Post # 14
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Be pround of being a kitchen snob! People just don’t understand how nice it is to cook in a good pot.

Register with Amazon’s Universal Registry. Obviously you can find all the basics on Amazon, plus you can add absolutely anything with the universal registry. One stop shopping for you and guests!

Post # 15
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i registered for a lot of good cooking stuff from macy’s…

Post # 16
640 posts
Busy bee

I wish I knew about Wedding Republic when we registered! We went to B,B & B, Macys and Target. I didn’t want to register for china but parents insisted so we went with a basic one. Then we got warm sheets & down comforter for our move to MI and went wild with all the fun kitchen stuff we want but can’t afford. We are hoping for cash and if we don’t get everything off our registry we will use the completion discount to get it =)

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