Post # 1
I chose to register at amazon because of the universal registry option, I like being able to add things that one store might not carry.
I also registered at BRU thinking that it’s an easy, common-place store that is easy for people to pick up last-minute gifts before the shower.
BUT today I found an adorable local baby shop and fell in love with so many things in their store (a lot of the items are more “nice to have” items or higher-end/higher-quality), so I started a registry there..
But I’m thinking, is three registries too many? Do I seem like a really greedy to-be mom?
Also, how many of you actually purchase things in advance, like online? Because I know for ME I always forget about shower gifts unless it’s a family member, so I like to have a physical store to buy a present from. And the “local” adorable baby store is actually like 45 min away from most of my guests…
What do you think? Be honest with me!! haha
Post # 3
I think more registries are not greedy: people like choice!
Post # 4
I don’t think 3 registries is too many.
For my baby shower, I did a lot of registry stalking so I knew exactly what was bought up until the day of my shower. Then as I opened presents, to my surprise there was a lot more that was bought off my registry. Obviously a lot of people went shopping the morning of my shower. I buy gifts for showers far in advance, but I think I’m the minority.
That’s why I think places like BRU and Target are good to register at. They might now have the exact things that you want, but it’s easy for guests. Especially all the last minute type ones.
Post # 5
I’m among those who believe that the more places guests have to choose from, the better, so I wouldn’t worry about 3 registries! As for me, I usually go in person to the store if I’m going to the shower, maybe 1-2 weeks ahead. If I can’t go, I usually order online and ship directly. For the most part, our guests who didn’t come ordered online and used our Amazon registry, although a few people also used Amazon and came to the shower. They ordered their gifts pretty early.
Post # 6
@AvantLaLettre: I actually have had two people order off of my amazon registry already, and a date for my shower hasn’t even been set! haha. But these are friends I’m close with and I know both of them are the “really on top of the ball” type 😉 I don’t think many others are like that..
@artbee: Yeah, that’s been my experience too. BRU definitely doesn’t have many of the exact things I want, so it’s hard choosing what I REALLY want and what I’ll settle for so someone can buy something conveniently.. Like unfortunately I don’t like any of the infant toys at BRU, so the only ones I like would have to be ordered online! I feel that Target doesn’t have a big enough selection of baby things to make it worth my while to shop there, and there are no other baby stores around either..
That was one reason I liked the “local” baby shop, it sold things like Aden & Anais, organic baby products, more higher-quality brands, solid wood toys, etc.
Post # 7
Three is fine!
My cousin registered six different places for her wedding if it makes you feel any better.
By The Way, it’s great that you’re supporting a local store!
Post # 8
There was no such thing as a baby registry when I was pregnant with my DS, so I missed this wave of awesomeness!
My sister is 20 weeks now and I keep telling her to register everywhere. I LOVE buying baby gifts. The more options I have, the better!
Post # 9
@Lala61111:what?! how can that be! when was that?