Post # 1
We are a little over 6 months out from the big day! Ok, OK… we are exactly 185 days away 😉
So, tonight we are going to start registering. My idea was to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Dillards… Fiance thinks maybe Target or Wal Mart…. I don’t want to do Target AND Wal Mart… what do you Bees think? What were some places you registered/registered for that you use a ton or registered for and don’t use at all?
Post # 3
I only registered at BB&B. To make my life easy if I needed to return something…then I only had to go to one place. BB&B are super easy to work with, some stores can be more difficult than others. I have heard Target is a pain for returns. You should just pick places that have what you want and places that are accessible for your guests.
Post # 4
We’re actually at BBB and Dillard’s mainly for the fact that some of our dinnerware BBB didn’t carry. I know this is going to seem like a lot but the majority of our items are at BBB & Williams Sonoma but we are registered at:
BBB, Williams-Sonoma, Dillard’s, Sears (FI’s tools), and GiftRegistry360.com.
GiftRegistry 360 lets us register for things that don’t have a registry and compiles registries from several places like Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma, Target, etc. So technically the WS registry is also listed on GiftRegistry360. But we only registered for a FEW things at Target so we didn’t list it as a registry but people can see the items on the GiftRegistry360 page or if they go to th store. But on the GR360 site we also have things from websites like Lowe’s that dont’ let us have registeries.
Like I said I know it’s more than the “normal” amount of places but the MAJORITY of our items are at BBB & they have amazing registry incentives and were EXTREMELY helpful!! We LOVED them!! If it wasn’t for them not having the white Fiestaware and this other china we wanted we wouldn’t have listed Dillard’s (although they were helpful too) to consolidate more. Also, if Fiance wasn’t so handyman/mechanic/want every tool he sees kind of person Sears would have been eliminated too. So eh whatever… if people want to talk about us because we have more than a couple places, let them talk haha
BOTTOM LINE: DEFINITELY do Bed Bath and Beyond! You won’t be sorry! Especially if yours is a larger one like mine because 90% of our stuff is coming from there!
Post # 5
Amazon….they have anything you could possibly desire at competitive prices!
Post # 6
We did BB&B, Macys, and Crate and Barrel. The majority of things were from BB&B, our fine china/crystal/flatware and bedding from Macys, and everyday glassware and misc kitchen things from C&B. I heard horror stories about Target’s registry, so check into that first. The bulk of our stuff is from BB&B so if I had to pick one, I’d say that. People like shopping there because of all the 20% off coupons too, plus it seems to be convenient in terms of returns. I’d also recommend sticking to one place a day. We were exhausted doing two in one day! We went to Macys one night, and only Macys, and everything went so much more smoothly.
Post # 7
Do NOT try to do everything in one night! It took us 2 hours to do BB&B (including hearing the 45 minute walk-through…) and then we were exhausted, and came back later to do the second half of the store!
Post # 8
We registered at Macy’s and they were SO awesome. We had a consultant walk us through set up, fine china, etc. and anytime we had a question, she was easy to find and ask. Highly recommend!
Post # 9
I like BBB out of your list. There have been so many threads about people having trouble with their Target registries lately.
Post # 10
We don’t have Dillards where I live. I’m not sure if that’s an issue with your guests or not though. I registered at macys and BBB. A lot of my guests didn’t have Macys so that’s why I registered at BBB. The stuff I really wanted was on my macys registry though.
PS Target is HELL to return to. Apparently without a gift receipt you can only return one thing a year or something. And you don’t get full price for the item. All my friends have complained about Target.
Post # 11
Thanks so much for the feedback! I think we definitely want to to BB&B and maybe Dillards…
lol… no definitely not all in one nihgt, probably just pick one tonight and take a couple of hours.
Amazon is a good idea, I didn’t even think about that.
thanks for the advice! I have been mainly looking at BB&B because the store in our area is fantastic and I like a lot of their selection
Post # 12
We registered at Macys and it was a great process. They have a lot of registry recommendations that make it easy to remember everything you need. They also have a lot of high quality items. They also have an awesome return policy that makes it really easy if you get doubles or change your mind about something. We did BB&B for the everyday items and Macys for high quality items (china, crystal, etc)
Post # 13
Target has been a pain in the @$$ for us. Most of the time I’ve tried to access the registry online, that portion of the website is down. The customer service in the store is horrendous and they just don’t care at all. I’ve never seen this side of Target! I think I’m going to delete our registry from there… I really wanted to have some inexpensive items compared to the stuff on our BBB list.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
We registered at Macy’s (against my will…I don’t really like them) and have an Amazon.com registry. Mr. Bing and I are a little atypical in our style- we like modern, irreverant, well-made, interesting pieces, things we’ll have for a long time. Amazon.com was great for this because we could pick things from quirky stores that would never have a registry program and they are all in one place online! I totally recommend it.
I’ve baked professionally, so I have A LOT of kitchen stuff- we don’t need anything there. Macy’s was good for linens, china, and crystal.
Post # 15
We registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Amazon. I was really happy with BBB. Returns are super easy and they always offer coupons so I knew people could get a good deal on our gifts. I was thrilled when my mom told me she used a 20% off coupon to buy our Keurig. 🙂
They offer a 10% completion discount, which is just ok. I also just got an e-mail inviting me to a “registry wrap-up” party, which provides a 20% discount on the entire purchase – IF I want to get up early on a Saturday morning.
I also like that they offer some incentives for registering for certain things. I was able to send away for a free K-Cup carousel after we received our Keurig and some coffee.
I also recommend Amazon because you can register for pretty much anything! And you can add things from other websites with their Universal Wish List feature.
I’ve heard nothing but negative things about Target registries, which makes me sad because I love Target!