Post # 1
Hi bees! I know there have been a TONNE of these posts before but I cannot seem to find a more recent thread regarding the topic. Since many of the original posts, Zellers has gone under and Sears appears to be struggling. As a result, we cannot decide where to register other than The Bay…
Where did you register? Was it successful? Where are you thinking of registering?
Post # 2
I honestly found the registry easier and better with sears versus the bay. And im a bay girl! I have known many peoe do to Bed bath and beyond!
Post # 3
I would have registered at the bay but our closest bay is 6 hours away! The only option is to go get gifts that are shipped to the store or have people bring them to showers/weddings across the country. Sears gives us the option to ship them to us – there is even a pickup location in our town. It was just easier. Hopefully, Sears keeps it together for a few more months
Post # 4
We registered at The Bay and Home Outfitters. I would have done Home Sense but they don’t appear to have a gift registry. We were going to do Sears but didn’t for the reasons you mentioned above.
Post # 5
We registered at Home Outfitters (with the gun), Sears (online) and Kitchen Stuff Plus (with a pen and paper and a clipboard – it took forever.)
I think you can also register at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Williams Sonoma and William Ashley.
We’re still a ways out, so nothing has been purchased. I will say in-store Home Outfitters (same as the Bay) was the easiest. Sears was easiest online and KSP is a pain in the arse. Seriously, it can’t be viewed online, you have to email them and request a copy and they’ll email it to you. I ended up making a note about it on our wedding website. It’s too bad that they have the best prices for a lot of the items we would have put on Home Outfitters/The Bay.
Post # 6
I wish Canadian Tire still had their registry.
Post # 7
Bed bath and beyond all the way! I’m super happy with my registry there, plus they are one of the few places that allows registry returns for cash.
Post # 8
We registered at the Bay and Home Outfitters. Most people bought the stuff from Home Outfitters. I think only two of our Bay items were bought.
Post # 9
We registered at The Bay and pretty much our entire registry was purchased, so it was successful for us.
Post # 10
That’s too bad KSP was such a pain cause they have awesome stuff!
Post # 11
We are registered at the Bay and Crate & Barrel. Crate & Barrel isn’t quite set up well for Canada yet and you actually have to purchase items in store – your registry can be viewed online, but guests can’t purchase online. I didn’t realise this until after I registered, but I decided for C&B just to be a fun place to register anyway.
If you are looking for high-end kitchen stuff you can always look into Williams-Sonoma, or do a honeymoon registry if you don’t need stuff for your house.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Garden ceremony and Conservatory reception
We registered at The Bay, Sears and Home Outfitters. The latter was because my Maid/Matron of Honor had put we were registered there on the bridal shower invitations, so Fiance and I scambled to get out there and scan a few items.
Sears has been amazing. We just purchased our first home in the fall of 2013 and desperately needed tools for our (who am I kidding! It’s his) workshop and yard tools. Sears is the only place in our area that has a registry and has options for this type of “guy stuff”.
I actually received our leaf blower, tool cabinet and sabre saw at my bridal shower. I might be one of the first brides ever to get seriously elated about a leaf blower at her shower haha.
We have received a fair number of items from all three of our registries so far. Overall I’d say they have all been successful and we have received some very beautiful and much needed items for our new home.
Post # 13
I’m so sad we don’t have a Bay where I live. Or a Home Outfitters. We do have Bed, Bath and Beyond, Sears and Target though.
Post # 14
The tools are the reason we ended up at Sears too!
We’re still registered at KSP, it just wasn’t as easy to set up, and our guests can’t buy off the registry online. They can buy it and call them to have it removed from our registry though. And they have to email them to request a copy of the registry. It seems like a lot of work for our guests. But they have some great items at great prices, so we still went with the registry. They could definitely streamline the process a bit.