(Closed) Bridal Shower-Where to register? For what?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I like Macy’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. I think both had everything we needed!

Post # 4
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I really recommend Deposit a Gift.  It’s basically a way to ask for money without actually asking for it.  There’s no obligation to use the money on the “item” that people bought.  So you can save it for a downpayment or use it on whatever you want.  It worked out great for us.  We had a honeymoon registry and ended up deciding to go to a completely different country!  It was great that we had the flexibility to use the money on what we really needed it for and didn’t end up with a lot of useless items like fancy china we’ll never use.

Post # 5
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We regsitered at Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, and CB2.

Post # 6
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we registered at Amazon – highly recommend it!  I got a lot of cooking/kitchen related items, towels and sheets.  

Post # 7
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Everyone basically has the same things, so it really come down to value and conveince.  I think that BB&B does a great job with both.  The millions of 20% off coupons make everything cheaper both for your guests and for you when you are filling thing in or swaping things out later.

And, most importantly, returns are really easy.  I had my wedding and shower in FL where the family is and had to return ALL my gifts, got gift cards and rebought only what I wanted to, as I needed it in CA where I live.  Highly reccomended.  

Oh and anything they don’t have instock in the store for you they will ship to you at home for free.

Post # 8
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We registered at Target & Bed bath & Beyond… which was great because some things were MUCH more affordable at target than BBB. We just went through the store. I needed a lot of things because I currently have a VERY small kitchen and dont cook – so I am hoping for better stuff that way once we buy our house I can cook ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

amelliafay:  I registered for items I know we needed.  I love sheets and towels, so I went for nicer ones of those.  I also tried to be practical… brides tend to get out of hand with that scanner gun sometimes lol… I didn’t get lots of gadgets; honestly, where would I store a bread maker, fryer, egg sandwich maker, hotel sytle belgian waffle maker??… lol I got nice pots/pans, some knifes, and a few serving pieces instead, as I know I will use those a lot more.  Last, as far as dishes/glasses go.. I thought about what I would really want… the odds of me using fancy kate spade china, while beauiful, wasn’t something that would occur all the time.  I went instead for non-designed Destination Wedding safe dishes, and registered for chargers and napkins to dress them up for holidays, etc…IMP more fun and cost efficient  Same for the glasses.. I didn’t need 8-12 each of 2 types of white and 2 types of red glasses, plus martini, margarita, shot, highballs.. while I do entertain a lot, I kept things simple.  A large set of all purpose fancy ‘water/sangria/beverage’ glasses, and a large set of large wine glasses, that could be used for red or white, along with flutes for champagne. 

I tellyou all of this not to get exactly what I got, but to think about what you will actually use.  Don’t register for the ‘standard items’ just because you feel obligated.  Get what will work for your life style.

We registered at Macys, Pottery Barn and Target.  I’ve mentioned this is in other posts… if I could turn back time, I’d avoid Target.  While they have great stuff, from a registry standpoint, they are terrible.

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