(Closed) Where to register???

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Please select how many stores you would do and then select all the stores you would pick.
    1 Store : (3 votes)
    2 %
    2 Stores : (27 votes)
    18 %
    3 Stores : (19 votes)
    13 %
    4 Stores : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Bed Bath and Beyond : (36 votes)
    24 %
    Williams Sonoma : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Pottery Barn : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Macy's : (28 votes)
    19 %
    Target : (25 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @mrswagner: DH and I registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond, and two seemed like enough to us. They have both of those stores all over the country, which is why we chose them as our families are very spread out. I would just make sure to choose items from a variety of price points so everyone can get ideas of nice things to choose for you without breaking the bank. 🙂

    Post # 4
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I agree with brideatbeach– whatever you do, pick at least one store that can be found nationwide.  If I’m a guest at a wedding and the couple hasn’t registered at a store within 20 miles of me, I’ll probably just write a check (and I know many people who will just buy something off the registry).  Stores like William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel are national chains, but they don’t have many locations like BBaB or Target, so they are inconvenient for some people.

    I also agree about the variety of price points.  Also, if you want to get a lot of stuff, pick somewhere with reasonable prices.  If I decide I’m going to spend $80 on a couple, that might mean 1 set of sheets at store X or 3 sets at store Y.  

    Post # 5
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We registered at Bed Bath and Beyond and Honeymoon Registry.  We’ve received gifts off of both so far.  If I was going to pick another store it would be Target just for the variety.  Originally we couldn’t pick between Bed Bath and Beyond and Crate & Barrel.

    Post # 6
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m going to have a difficult time deciding too. Macy’s gives you a % back of what guests buy off of your registry in the form of a gift card, and it would be really nice for us to have a little extra spending money to buy ourselves some nice things we wouldn’t feel comfortable registering for – but at the same time Macy’s is pricey and we won’t want a lot of stuff from there – so I’ll most likely also go with a store like Target and/or BB&B for our generic items.

    Post # 7
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We registered at 2- Kohls and Target. If all your guests are local it may not matter, but I’ve never even heard of half the stores on your list- Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. And the nearest Macy’s to my hometown is 45 minutes, and BB&B is over an hour away. So if you have a lot of Out of Town guests, I’d say at least do Target since you can find one of those almost everywhere.

    Post # 8
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We started a registry at macy’s and then deleted it when we realized how expensive it was!  We went with amazon.com, they have everything that we wanted- but it was all much less expensive than macy’s!

    Post # 9
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I chose Target. I love it sooooo much!!! I’m in Canada, but it was announced several months back were finally getting Target here, and in my own town no less….hooray!!! Now I don’t have to cross the border 🙂 I love how you can find everything you need, but the items are far more stylish and well made then lets say Walmart. I hope we get Target soon so I can register there for my future wedding.

    Post # 10
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    i registered at macy’s… Fiance registered at amazon.com =P

    Post # 11
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We are doing BBB & Macys!

    Post # 12
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I did a lot of research about registries when we first got engaged, especially in ettiquette guides.  Many sources said that it’s tacky/in poor taste/greedy to register at more than 2 stores. 

    We’re registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Amazon! Little known fact: BB&B will give you store credit/giftcards/OR CASH for all returns.  The don’t advertise the cash bit.  Also, they’re so much fun to scan around in…

    Amazon.com is for people who are more internet savvy (probably not for grandma) and they have literally everything you could possibily register except a honeymoon.  I don’t recommend places like honeyfund because they take a cut.  Say your aunt puts $100 into your Honeymoon Fund.  Honeyfund pockets some of that money and you get only $75-95 of the original cash, depending on which company you use.

    I also highly, strongly, adamently recommend NOT using Target.  Every wedding board and all my friends who used them have gone on and on about their horrible returns policy.  One of my friends is stuck with two blenders now.  Their policy is nuts- it’s something like you can’t return more than 2 items in any 6-12 month rolling period without a receipt. They also failed to remove a bunch of one girl’s items after they were purchased- hello loads of double purchases. Run a search for “target registry returns bad” and you’ll see what I mean.

    Post # 13
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We’re just registering at BB&B. We’ve been living together for over a year and just don’t need that much stuff.

    Post # 14
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We registered at Macy’s and Crate&Barrel. I decided against BB&B b/c I can’t handle the store disorganization and the last several bridal showers I’ve attended where the brides registered at BB&B had so many things seemed out of stock. Both Macy’s and C&B have a ton of sales on their items and were actually cheaper for most items compared to BB&B. I’m also biased to C&B since I go for very clean and sleek items such as white plates, servers, decor, etc. The positive to BB&B is that there are more stores nationwide, but this really wasn’t a factor for us since most of our guests are Out of Town and they will be shipping our gifts. Keep in mind that BB&B doesn’t accept the single item 20% off coupon online (except for Christmas), so this is not helpful for those shopping for your registry gifts online. 

    Post # 15
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @mrswagner: How many guests are you having?  That would give a better idea of how many places you ought to register at.

    Post # 16
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    About how many guests are you inviting to your wedding and/or shower?  You just want to make sure that you register for enough stuff so that you can give people an option when choosing a gift.  Maybe the number of people you plan to invite will determine how many stores you register at.  (I think I am registering at Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, and Williams-Sonoma.  You have a great list of registry options.  You won’t go wrong either way!)


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