(Closed) BEST (and WORST) places to register?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 16
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2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

BB&B was great.  Their online registry is easy to use, and they have a good return policy/completion policy.

I have heard horror stories about Kholes.  Personally, their online registry spazzes for me when I try to look up things.  From other brides, Kholes has a terrible return policy.  They will return only for the lowest price paid in the last month or so.  One person was talking about how she returned a second set of $50 bowles for $0.50 (or similar) because the lowest purchase price in the previous month someone used lots of coupons/Kholes cash. 

Post # 17
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744 posts
Busy bee

I’ve heard good things about BBB.  I believe they will let you return gifts for CASH, which is great in case of duplicate gifts. 

I’m debating using BBB, Target and a department store. We don’t need much since we have been living independently for a long time and pretty much own most our things. 

I mosrly care about registering for nice China and a few other essentials like a Kitchen Aid, wine glasses and a Vita Mix. 

Post # 18
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did BBB, Macys, and Target. BBB was great and Macy’s sent us some awesome free stuff from our registry. Target kept changing inventory, so our stuff would randomly not be available… And we only registered 4 months before our wedding. That was frustrating and I wouldn’t recommend Target just because of that. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma and BBB have all been super easy. Pottery barn wasn’t great- don’t recommend that!!

also- I REALLY don’t recommend registering this early. Stores turn inventory so fast- I only registered a month ago and I’d say 15% of my items have been discontinued!! Wait until Jan for a May wedding!!

Post # 20
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727 posts
Busy bee

I love BB&B so far! I just went there today because someone sent us a gift that arrived broke and they took it back and are shipping us a new one, easy!

Post # 21
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731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Had a good experience with BBB.  One or two things were discontinued between registering and my shower, but there were alternates.  One gift arrived missing a piece and customer service said they’re sending another one my way, so that’s nice.  There are lots of things at different price points so you can mix it up.

Post # 22
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1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Ooh May 2017 here too! We registered sooo early mostly because of their in-store events. We registered at Macy’s and Crate & Barrel, both have events (Macy’s has food!) and make the experience really fun, plus giveaways. Plus they have a lot of perks if your meet a minumum for a certain brand of products.

Post # 23
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our wedding is in September so haven’t actually received anything yet but I have loved Amazon so far.  We can see exactly what items have been purchased and by who (it tracks the item, the purchaser’s name and their address).  SO awesome and the selection is seriously great.  We’re also registered at BBB but we’ve been taking more and more things off of that list and finding cheaper priced (and better quality) items from Amazon.  So far, more guests have purchased off of our Amazon list than our BBB one.

Post # 24
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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josephine16:  Nice. Glad to hear this registry duo worked. PM your favorite gifts. I may add them to my registry 🙂

Post # 25
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Kohl’s and Target have been awesome so far; we’ve received multiple gifts already with no issues. However, with BBB, we had one major problem that took forever to solve. We moved a few months ago and updated our registries with our new address, but it didn’t work for BBB, so the people at our old house receive multiple gifts from our registry. It took weeks to sort out the issue and was frustrating to go through.

Post # 26
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Why not consider using a universal one to add all your gifts from those stores? I know sites like myregistry.com (Im using that one) allows you to do all that and also sync your registries from other sites too. Personally I like myregistry bc it’s just so convenient to add literally anything. I’m even registered at west elm and target and theyre all listed under my myregistry account and even then I can still receive all the benefits from target. I created a zola account before, but decided not to use it bc it didnt integrate with my target account. Like I didnt receive any of the benefits i was supposed to at all. I suggest you look into myregistry.com!

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