(Closed) Anyone register at Tiffany?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a registry there. We are still five months out from our wedding but I so far received two engagement gifts and one shower gift from there. So I guess the response has been good. We still have a number of items on there but not a ton. It is not my main registry I just registered for crystal and pewter serving and decor pieces there. I think mostly my parents’ friends and clients will be the ones to use that one. I’ll let you know if anything picks up closer to the wedding 😉

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that Tiffany is perfect for that. We basically have it for formal entertaining as well. My grandmother and a very close family friend each got us our engagement gifts there. Then a friend got me a shower gift there. I think family, especially older family, like to give gifts like that, so I think it will work out well for you!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

As long as you offer a variety of things on your registry, I think you will be fine. Not everyone will shop at Tiffany’s, but there are plenty of people who love to give nice things for wedding presents.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We registered for silver there – I had planned not to register for silver, but my mom and my Mother-In-Law urged me to seriously consider it before deciding not to. So I was looking at silver patterns online and fell head-over-heels for Tiffany Audubon. Once I had my heart absolutely set on it, Mother-In-Law changed her tune and indicated that any sterling silver over $200 a place setting was completely unreasonable (um, what decade are we in? Sterling place settings under $200 don’t exist). But I digress.

We got about a dozen pieces, but we also got a lot of judgment from people who thought that Tiffany’s was too expensive… So be prepared for a little registry judging! Given that there were wedding guests I’d never met (I know, I know) who now think I’m some extravagant, frivolous princess because of the Tiffany thing, I think if we had it to do again, we would have not registered for silver, but spent some of the cash gifts on a couple of place settings on our own.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@worchesterbride – that is really interesting and kind of enrages me, actually. What business is it for guests to judge you? As long as you have a variety of choices what does it matter if you have expensive items on there or a registry at Tiffany? Anyone who judged you is just insecure. And the fact that people actually bought you gifts from that registry exhibits that some guests really wanted to buy you such items. I love giving nice gifts for my close friends so I’m delighted when they have such pieces on a registry.

I think it also depends on your particular circle of family and friends. I have our china, some crystal and our sterling silver on our Bloomingdales registry and my mom insisted that I have a Tiffany registry because she knew there were certain family friends and relatives who would go there to get a gift regardless, so it may as well be something I wanted. In the end she was right, so I added a few more items. I recently found out Future Mother-In-Law has never been inside a Tiffany store, so clearly that isn’t a place that she and her family will think to go, but that is totally fine by me. We have a Crate and Barrel registry with items $5 and up, so I really see NO reason for complaints or judgement from anyone. Wow – apparently that hit a nerve with me 😛

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@PomPom: I agree completely! But registry judging happens, there’s nothing you can do… it’s just one more manifestation of people having unwelcome opinions about how you should run your life and your wedding. Most of it came in veiled ways, either through the grapevine or in supposedly non-rude remarks like “I guess you’re not afraid to live large, huh?” or “No one registers for silver… but it’s your wedding, so do what you like!” Um, thanks, I will 😉

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are not registering at Tiffany’s.

My FI’s cousin’s now wife registered at Tiffany’s and it was not received well by family members. This is most likely because she had a Tiffany’s and a Macy’s registry and everything on them was super expensive.

I would register at 1-3 places and make sure that you have a wide range of price point for people to shop for a gift!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think it matters WHERE you register, as long as you have a range of gifts that are appropriate for everyone on your guestlist.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my coworkers is an old lady who is notorious for giving Tiffanys, but she didn’t with my other coworker that just got married. We won’t be registering there because… well, we just won’t be.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I didn’t do the Tif’s registry because I honestly didn’t know one existed until I went with the Fiance to buy my wedding band.  I looked at the things in person and they are beautiful. But I had already registered for my china, silver and crystal platters at Macy’s. 

I think it is important to remember to have a good price range of items.  We have lots of 20-50 dollar items on ours and lots of 50-100 and a few over 100+.  Some of my relatives gave me the cold shoulder about registering at Macy’s and Bed Bath. And for doing China.  But honestly I choose those two because they offer online service and are in most major cities. We have half of our wedding guests coming for out of state/country.  I also choose to have high end items because my in-laws run with friends who that’s the type of gifts they like to give.  Plus I think some of the items are beautiful and a registry is suppose to be your WISH LIST

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My cousin and his now ex registered at Tiffany’s. The only thing I could afford was a shrimp fork for $120 and that’s what they got. LMAO.

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