(Closed) Best places to register?

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

I am not certain of what stores are in your area or are of interest to you. My only advice would be to choose gifts from all different price ranges. Most registries I have seen have also allowed you to choose gift cards if that is something you like.

We did Target, Walmart (and I have heard good things about that and most people can get to a Walmart),

Are there any special interests that you all have? You could even choose a company that tailors to something you and your intended like and people could purchase from that.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did Macys and Bed Bath and Beyond.  They Macys we started in the store and finished online, the BBB I did entirely online.  I haven’t had any problems with either so far.  Macys has had a bunch of stuff discontinued (grrr), but we haven’t gotten any duplicates or anything, both have been great.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

We did Macy’s and Crate and Barrell and we were really happy with both of them.  I agree that we had some stuff get discontinued at Macy’s but that’s something you will run into anywhere.. especially if you registered months before the wedding as most people do.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Any of the WeddingChannel.com partners so your guests can easily find your registry.  I registered at Williams Sonoma for kitchen stuff; Crate & Barrel for everyday ware and home stuff; and Michael C. Fina (LOVE!!!) for fine china and crystal.  Had great experiences with all 3.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Best Crystal (they have more odd fine china pieces), Macy’s, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hear so many bad comments about Target… Although I’m not 100% happy with my Target registry I REALLY regret registering at Macy’s.  I went into my local Macy’s store the other day and printed out my registry and EVERYTHING I had registered for last month (and I registered for approximately 65 items) says that it’s being discontinued.  I understand that a few things here and there will likely be discontinued between the time that I register and the time of my shower & wedding… but EVERYTHING??  Ugh. 

Our local Bed Bath and Beyond had a not so user-friendly scanning gun that pissed me off while I was actually registering (the store employees were even unsure of how they worked), but so far that’s been my most reliable registry.  I heard from other people that the registry guns aren’t the same in all stores… so don’t be too scared away by my experience.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I can not say enough good things about BB&B.  So many things I loved about registering with them but my favorite has to be their return policy.  They will give you cash back without a receipt as long as the item came off your registery!   You mentioned registering online but I would encourage you to try your best to get to the actual physical store.  I did most of my registering in person and suplimented with some online browsing.  I had very mixed success with online.  Things may look one way online but when you get them they may not be what you expected – i.e. they may be bigger, brighter, etc.  However, if you’re going with something like appliances that are pretty standard, that’s another story.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I liked BBB, we had no troubles returning things and the coupons are nice.

I don’t recommend Target. Even when you delete stuff from it, it still shows up on the list when people go to the store.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I love love love our BB&B registry.

I like our Amazon registry too, but I ended up moving a whole bunch of stuff from it to our BB&B one, even though the same products are a little more expensive there – honestly most of our friends will pick something up in store, not online.

Things I like about BB&B:

1) great online service, very easy to use, website never goes down

2) they have coupons everywhere, so even though their products aren’t the cheapest, I know 90% of our guests will grab a 20% off coupon before heading to the store and buy stuff that way.

3) ah-ma-zing return policy

4) they add stuff to your registry if someone buys something that’s not on it – thus including it in the amazing return policy. Example: My g’ma wanted to buy us a salad spinner, but the one we registered for wasn’t available at the store she was at, so she bought a different one. It showed up on our online registry the next day as “Requested: 0, Purchased: 1”. It’s a nicer spinner though, so I took the original one off, haha.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We registered at Target and Kohl’s. 

I normally love Target, but their registry sucks.  The gun kept putting things on our registry that we didn’t scan…baby stuff, Christmas stuff.  I had to delete some really random things after we finished.  I also had to return a couple things (we scanned one rug and it put a different rug on the list, which b/c their list is written in some kind of code, I couldn’t tell) and we were given some hassel by their customer service employee even though I had gift reciepts. Also, I was supposed to get a coupon to complete my registry and I still haven’t gotten it after 2 months.

Kohl’s was a breeze though!  No problems with their scanner and the online registry list is very clear.  We also had to return a couple thing there and had no problems!  They’ve got a great selection of products and we ended up getting most of gifts from this registry. Also, very easy to add and delete things from our registry online. They sent us a registry completion coupon too.  It came while we were on our honeymoon and we can use it for 3 months.  So basically, I get 15% off everything I buy at Kohl’s for 3 months.  Target’s coupon is a one time use thing and only 10% off.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ddw: I registered at BB&B and Amazon, too. BB&B has discontinued several of my chosen items, but I’ve found suitable (enough) replacements. I LOVE the Oxo Good Grips line, and they consistently carry most of it.

My Amazon registry is great too, as I can put a wide variety of things on it. And they have a “universal registry” capability that lets me put a few random things on it from other websites (like a pillow cover from Etsy, and a Mikasa bowl not carried by BB&B or Amazon). The problem is, guests have been avoiding it like the plague!! And I know the majority of them are computer-savvy enough to use it, so I have no idea what their problem is. lol

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My fiance and I are using My Registry. It’s a universal registry that’s affiliated with major brick and mortar stores with popular registries of their own (Target, C&B, W-S, and also amazon.com) that you can sync up to on one website. So you have the ability to add items to your registry from anywhere, but you can also have a traditional registry for those who aren’t comfortable with the online thing, and it’s all in one convenient location. You can also ask for money donations, so it functions as a honeymoon fund as well!

Basically, it’s awesome and we love it so far. For the most part we’re registering for items from the affiliate stores; lots from C&B, nothing from Target because I hear their registries are craptastic. Don’t know how guests will react to using it yet. My sister looked at ours and said it was easy peasy.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We too did BB&B and Amazon. Hubby loved doing Amazon since they have the universal registry option.

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