(Closed) Confused on where to register?!

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hmmm…well the places you mentioned have a nice variety and wide price range, so what’s the confusion? Seems like great choices to me!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh and we chose Bed, Bath and Beyond, Macy’s and Williams Sonoma

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I would probably choose between PB and C&B for a higher price point and between Macys and BB&B for a lower price point. Do most of your guests live in an area with all of those stores, too?

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you want to narrow is down to 2; possibly choose 1 which has a huge variety, such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s or Bloomingdales…then your 2nd can be more specialized (Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, Tiffany & Company, etc)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are picking a higher price point store- crate and barrell and a lower price point store- Bed bath and beyond.

You can always register at three places as well.

Also, this is totally my personal opinion, but I would not register at a high end place like Tiffany and co. My FI’s cousin did this and the entire family saw his future wife as snooty and out of touch.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you’re trying to narrow it down, I would definitely keep Macys because they have a variety of different items at different price points. Plus, everything at Macys is ALWAYS on sale (fine, not always on sale but 40 weeks of the year, they are running a sale) so given this economy, it’s nice for your guests to be able to get a little bit of a discount.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We were just casually shopping Macy’s last weekend and ended up registering there.  The Martha Stewart Collection stuff is great and they also carry very nice china.  They had great customer service and the bonus is that if you get a Macy’s card you get a 5% rebate back on what guests buy from your registry and 10-20% off what you buy off your own registry if there are some things that do not get snatched up.  Macy’s is always running some kind of sale so your guests should be able to get great deals. 

I think we’ll end up register at BBB at some point as well because I just love the Beyond!  My sister registered at C&B and they have some nice stuff but just not as big of a collection and usually are more expensive.  I thought if we registered there we might have to register at several other places. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Before choosing, I’d make a list of what you need and find out which places have the items. We really need a new bedset and the only place that has one we like is Bloomingdales. We were originally going to use Macy’s, but after they didn’t have a set we liked, we choose not to use them. We also need lots of basics so we are going with Bed Bath and Beyond for those and Crate and Barrel for more decorative items. Bloomingdales has our bed set and most likely the china we’ll pick. Definitely shop around before you choose. We eneded up with places we didn’t originally think we’d use.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I heard Macy’s online registry is somewhat confusing, but they have great instore selections!  Good luck on deciding!

Post # 13
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Honey bee

Keep in mind that there are people who don’t shop online for anything and will prefer to go to a local store. In that case, Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond are available across the country. The other two on your list are not located in all areas, and thus people would have to shop online. Generally though, Bed Bath and Beyond is said to be one of the best registries. As a guest, I haven’t had any issues with Macy’s registries at all.

Target though has a terrible return policy so many people skip that one.

Whichever you choose, make sure you have a wide range of prices. A number of people may shop on the lower end of the price spectrum and one of the number one complaints that I have read about is that all the lesser expensive items are purchased first and nothing is left over they can afford. At the same time, there are folks who won’t shop under a certain dollar amount and want you to have expensive items as well.

 

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