Post # 1
I asked earlier which would be the best place to register, because I’d heard scary stories about registering at the Bay. We’ve decided to register at the Bay, however, know the Bay is generally considered a mid- to high-end department store, and we’d like to register at a second place that would provide another option to those guests that may not be comfortable with the price points at the Bay.
So, any suggestions? I’ve been thinking of Bed, Bath and Beyond or Home Outfitters, or even Ikea if they do registries, but any suggestions would be great!
Post # 3
We registered at the Bay, Home Outfitters, and BB&B to have a variety of price points. Honestly, all I kept hearing prior to our wedding was how important it is to have a registry blahblahblah and barely anyone purchased anything off of it. I think if a guest couldn’t find something in their price range they could always give a gift card of a denomination they are comfortable with. We found plenty of items at all different price points though.
Post # 4
@ashleycan86: I hadn’t thought of how people that can’t find something they feel comfortable buying off a registry would just get gift cards, but that’s a good point. 🙂 Thanks.
Post # 5
@MrsRevolutionize: The Bay has a guide that tells you the price points based on number of guests. We have quite a few things on our registry that are under $25 (and a few over $150).
Post # 6
I shop at the Bay all the time, and I dont’ think I’ve ever paid full price for something there…it seems like there is ALWAYS a sale on!
I would also suggest Target.
Post # 7
The Bay has an amazing system for their registries. We registered there and at Williams Sonoma, but WS has, honestly, a pretty crappy system. You can’t access anything online for Canadian registries. But The Bay has an app and everything! Anyway, I find The Bay always has tons of sales, and like PP said, I’ve never paid full price for anything there. Also, you can find a Bay store everywhere you go in Canada…
Also, like PP said, just pick a lot of things that have a low price point, so there is something for everyone…
Post # 8
The Bay is always on sale… and is hardly an expensive shop. If you don’t want to deal with coordinating two registries I would just ensure you have stuff on there ranging from like $15-$400.
Post # 9
I had issues with HO, and I know of others who did as well. It depends on what you want, BB&B is great for the cheap kitchen gadgets, C&B is good for some specific stuff that is difficult to get elsewhere. Target wasn’t around when I got married, do they do Canadian registeries? They might be good as well, although their kitchen section is smaller than the others.
Post # 10
The Bay and Home Outfitters are the same parent company. Sears also does registries.
Post # 11
Home Outfitters is great, lots of different price points
Post # 12
@MissNoodles: target isn’t set up for registries in canada yet 🙁 i wanted to do target so badly! no go.
OP, we did the bay and home outfitters. and not a SOUL has purchased something from home outfitters. not one thing! haha.
Post # 13
@mu_t: We actually had more people purchase gifts from Home Outfitters than the Bay but I guess it depends on location and personal preference. 🙂
Post # 14
@ashleycan86: Although Target doens’t have registry yet in Canada (I soooo hope they have one by the summer!), I think Walmart does. I jokingly told a friend I was going to register there and scan bread for our lunches, maybe some beef jerky, toilet paper, dish soap, etc. (we have a house already) and she said “you know, I would totally get those things for you!”
Even Canadian Tire I’ve been considering. They have lots of kitchen gadgets there if that’s what you’re looking for.
Post # 15
The Bay does have good sales, that’s true. Hahah. Maybe I’m just worrying for nothing! I guess I’ll stick to the one registry and pick a bunch of low-cost items to make sure there’s something at every reasonable price point 🙂
Thanks very much, everyone!
Post # 16
@javababy87: Canadian Tire got rid of their registry years ago. I believe Walmart in Canada also stopped registries. I know they removed their computer terminal thing in stores quite a few years ago.