(Closed) Canadian Bees….Which registries??

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We registered at Sears.  It was okay…not a ton of choice, so we had to add items both in store and online.  If I had more time I might make a second registry for a different store (like…Future Shop or something), but I’m at the point where if people don’t like the ideas we listed, we’d be perfectly happy with cash.

I know…our options kinda suck!  I thought about Walmart too and didn’t go that route, although now I wish we had!  Sounds dumb, but…they’ve got some of everything.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A couple of my girlfriends have gone the Bay/Home Outfitters route. I’m originally from the States and all my family is there, so I think we’re going to do the Amazon.com Universal Registry.  Just have to make sure the sites/products we use can be shipped to Canada.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did the Bay, Bed Bath and Beyond and an Amazon universal registry.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did The Bay, and myregistry.com.  We really wanted to do Canadian Tire, but they stopped doing registries!  Those weenies.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We did The Bay and William Ashley’s.  I can’t say enough good things about Ashleys.  The Bay was not a bad experience, but it wasn’t great either.

@Brianalaura: That’s too bad about Canadian Tire.  We were thinking about registering there for tools.  🙁  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did they Bay and honeyfund.com . If i could do this over I wouldnt have done the Bay, they were a HUGE pain in the ass. I would have done Sears and an Amazon registry.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Baileyh:

I have heard that about The Bay SO much. I am defnitely avoiding.

 

I will probably do Sears for out of town folk who don’t really know what we like/want/need just to avoid getting seven blenders.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@missmouse29: ughhh  i hated the bay by the end!! A bowl was purchased in cash for us and we never got it!!! and we were recieving some of our items MONTHS later. So not worth it.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Baileyh: How did the honeyfund work out for you? we were thinking of doing that but had NO idea where we can find something like this…

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second the avoid The Bay vote. They are HORRIBLE. Half the stuff our guests ordered for us wasn’t there when we picked it up and they gave us a gift card for the amount. The stuff that was bought off our registry if it didn’t come with a gift receipt when you try to return it they’ll give you about 10% of what was paid for it. Seriously. And they have the ability to look up how much was paid for the item, that’s how we got gift cards for the out of stock items that were purchased for us. They are HUGE jerks.

I had an AWESOME experience with Crate & Barrel. They were amazing. The Bay could learn a lot from them. They emailed me if something from our registry was being discontinued so we could buy it, or if something was seasonal they’d call me to let me know when it wasn’t available anymore and make a suggestion for another item to replace it with. Seriously. The only downside is that if someone buys something for you and you need to pick it up at the store they’ll only hold it for a week. I think they were going to change that though. If you ask them to hold it for a few days longer though (ie while you’re away on your honeymoon) it’s no problem.

I wish wish wish the Amazon Universal Registry had been available when we did our registry. I definitely would have gone that way, but it’s pretty new. I think it was introduced right after our wedding. Bonus for you though!!! LOL!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m having a really hard time with this… I don’t know where to register!!  I’m thinking bed bath beyond?  I’m worried the Bay will be overpriced for stuff too and just not really a fan of them.  I know Home Outfitters is the same company, but if anything, I’ll register there.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@gb4: it worked out well. Most of our guests were older though and didnt take that route. Alot of my gf’s used it though and its great. Basially we signed up for things we wanted to do and they had an option of “paying” for one. When they chose something it let them print off a piece of paper that said “This entitles you to a ferry ride from Mykonos to Santorini, love from person and person” They could either attach cash to it, or a cheque OR they could pay by paypal online.

its a great site to use bc no one was charged anything (and no spam mail or anything like that either)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@europomme: All Bay gifts cards can be used at Zellers as well. TONS of our bay gifts werent in stock or available so we ended up with over 800.oo in GC’s  We sued them all at Zellers!! we got THREE sets of silverware (the same ones) for the cost of TWO at the Bay…we also got out down comforter for a fraction of the cost at zellers, same one at the bay

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