(Closed) Bed, Bath and Boring….

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

ucsadie:  We registered at Target and Cabels. =) Amazon is a great idea too. You should register at a place that fits for you two and offers a range of prices for your guest….

Post # 18
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96 posts
Worker bee

We did a Thankful registry (thankfulregistry.com). I really liked that we could shop around and then register for things where they were most affordable, and people could shop from anywhere. In addition, we registered for donations to two charities and money for our honeymoon. You pay a small fee (I think it was $20-30) for a year’s subscription and then guests aren’t charged to give you money or make donations. We really liked everything about it, including the modern look of the site.

ETA: People can also shop in the store and then go on the site and say “I bought this!”

Post # 19
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2037 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you’re in the states, you can register at Anthropologie!

Post # 20
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470 posts
Helper bee

If you feel like you need to register, be creative about it. I’d register for a few things because people do like to give gifts, and if you’re like me, you’d rather be gifted money, but if not, you’d rather get exactly what you need. We added things like a good laser printer and zero gravity lawn chairs to our registry — stuff we need/want, haven’t bought for ourselves, but we need them more than pots!

Post # 21
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

ucsadie:   We registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and we also registered at AMAZON!  I love AMAZON.  Beth Bath and Beyond has terrible exchange/return policies.  If I knew beforehand, I would NOT have registered there.  I was ticked at them.

Anyway, I love Amazon and we registered for things that were not average things to register for.  For example, we registered for a Dog Bed.  Which we got!  You can register for tons of things like new luggage sets, a new camera, a wardrobe cabinent, a massage thing…  The list goes on.   But, we registered for tons of things that were different than the norm.   Then, Amazon allows your to have a “priority” list.  So, guests can see what you want most!!!!  Which I thought was awesome.  I really wanted this wardrobe cabinent, because we are tight on space.  But, no one got it  🙁

 

You could probably register for books, his & her things (like matching shoes, I dunno).

 

I LOVE AMAZON!

Post # 22
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My Fiance and I are doing the Amazon registry. We don’t have it live yet, though. I’m still thinking about whether or not I really want to do it.

I know that my circle appreciates a registry because it’s way easier to figure out a gift. But honestly, we don’t really NEED anything. But then if we don’t register, I worry that people will think we’re trying to get them to give us cash and that’s not at all what we would be expecting.

My Fiance really doesn’t want a registry. He doesn’t like a bunch of random stuff around. I registered for a bunch of kitchen gadgets  and upgrades for things we already have that would be nice, but I wouldn’t get on my own because I don’t think they’re worth the money. My Fiance reluctantly registered for a few things that would be useful for him, but again that he wouldn’t buy himself. But then we’re thinking – if we wouldn’t bother spending the money on these items, how can we ask our family and friends to spend the money for us?

So I don’t know. We’re still torn.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

This is why I don’t think it’s tacky to ask fo rmoney, gift cards, online, etc. Otherwise, you’re just getting crap you don’t want or need in the name of etiquette? Na. I DID register, but I registered at a wedding decor shop! My older aunts LOVED purchasing those little accessories for the big day. 

Post # 24
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I wished Bass Pro Shop had a wedding registry. I would have loved for my fiancee to register us for some fishing/camping gear. So it was just the usual places and we registered for gift cards to Bass Pro instead.

Post # 25
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

LaurieW:  b&b&b is terrible, but all my relatives keep buying us stuff from there.

if you return something without a receipt, they assume the giftee used a coupon, and take 20% off the return credit.

I now have store merchandise credit, but I can’t use them to buy gift cards- not even a bed bath and beyond giftcard. I was thinking I would use my 64$ merchandise card toward three 20$ BBB gift cards and re-gift them, but nope, that not allowed. I have no idea why, it seems silly. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

shortstop:  So, my fi and I have this problem, too (we have $1000 in store credit to BB&B – returns from his first marriage).  We actually managed to get a Chipotle gift card from it last week.  We bought one item and then just put the gift card with the purchase.  They rang it up and didn’t say a word – $25 to Chipotle.  We didn’t ask or say anything and it worked.  Might be worth trying.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think Amazon is a great idea — you can get just about anything you may want or need, traditional or otherwise, there.  We chose not to register anywhere — we really don’t need anything, and our guests know that we are able to buy almost anything we want.  Unfortunately, what we want and need the most is a new car or two, which we can’t exactly register for.  If anyone can think of a way of gracefully mentioning that all three of our cars have 250,000+ miles (we both have long commutes), and that 2 of the 3 cars don’t have working air conditioning (we’re waiting until after the wedding to spend the money to fix them), I’m all ears!  I wish I were comfortable registering for a honeymoon fund or asking for money, but I’m not — I am very sure that many members of my very traditionally “proper” family, especially my mother, would not approve.  

Nonetheless, we have been given a few great gifts that I would not have asked for, but I really like — for example, a bright, colorful, and large fish-shaped serving platter (because we live on a lake, and we host a lot of parties in the summertime) and a personalized wooden cutting board (that we have decided to hang on the wall) with our names and “Est. June 18, 2016” engraved into it.  We have also received quite a few bottles of wine — our guests clearly know what we like!  

But if we were younger and less established, I think Amazon is definitely the way we would go!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Whirlwind03:  haha I’ll try this next time. The last store had a new guy who couldn’t figure out how to use the store credit so he asked his manager who was like NO they can’t use it on gift cards, even for the store! I didn’t even realize they had other gift cards…. If I go to another store I’ll try to sneak one in. 😉

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

ucsadie:  Amazon registry! We had friends who did that exclusively and registered for things like a record player + vinyl albums, a bar cart, classic books, board games etc. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

What about Zola? Let’s you register for experiences like date nights and trips. You can add items from other registries 

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