(Closed) Did anyone else find registering exhausting?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did anyone else find registering exhausting?
    Yes : (35 votes)
    78 %
    No : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Other - explain below : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I picked other because at Bed Bath & Beyond I wasn’t exhausted, but every other place I went I was worn out by the end of. Maybe it was just the atmosphere and the fact that Fiance wasn’t with me, but other than BB&B my experiences sucked when I had to go into a real place.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The secret is to check out the stores in person and then do it all online.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    YES!!  We registered At BB&B and Target and it took us almost 3 hours!! I made sure the Fiance had some beers and wings in his belly to make him happy and then I treated him to dinner!

    Post # 6
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I second Miss Louboutin. That’s what we did, fo sho. I loathe shopping.

    Post # 7
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    First, we went to BB&B.  I got 1/2 through the store before I pooped out.  Same thing happened at Macy’s.  FI was totally has a total trooper…I think he just wanted to get it all over with.  I think Toffee has a point about going without Fiance.  I think part of the exhausting part was discussing every single thing we scanned.  My Fiance is very analytical.  Also, on our first trip out I think we had some resistance to just going scan crazy.  I have gone back to both stores on my own and filled in some areas.  I finally decided that we can register for whatever we want, or think we might want, and we can return later. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I was overwhelmed at how much stuff there is!!!  I went back online a few days later and added stuff and removed stuff  – I think towards to end we got a little scanner-happy!

    Post # 9
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s great doing it in the store but when I go online to add things I always get overwhelmed because there are so many choices!!

    Post # 10
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I did one registry in person, and I was so tired after doing that I’ve just been doing the rest online. Plus, I was annoyed because the scanner was big, heavy, and it didn’t work on everything.

    Post # 11
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The most tiring thing was fending off people who didn’t listen to what we needed and instead tried to push the store’s preferred brand/product (i.e., the most expensive).

    Post # 12
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yup! We had to have a beer and snack break halfway through.

    Post # 13
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    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I hated registering. We spent forever at Macys and only came up with a teeny list.  It felt like there were a million things as we were scanning them.  I guess neither of us are really shoppers. 🙂  I keep toying with adding BB&B, but wanted to give us a break first.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We registered at BBB and crate and barrel on two different days (thank goodness!)

    We had a very extensive list which helped a lot! If anyone wants a copy of my ultimate bridal list that I created from several online lists, PM me!

    Anyways, we were at BBB the first day for 3 hours! It was exhausting and literally crawled over to a local brewery for a beer afterwards, lol

    The second registering outing was at Crate and Barrel and was not exhausting. I think this is because we registered for less here.

    When I told my close friend about BBB she thought we were nuts, but  a month ago she went to register there and told me afterwards that she completely understood how exhausting the experience was now!

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I didn’t even go to the stores to register, except Williams-Sonoma, which is small enough. I did it ALL online. So freakin’ easy. Just a little at a time.

    Post # 16
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    We registered in person at BBB and did the rest online.  At the time we were living in a town that was an hour away from the closest Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel, so it was the easiest thing to do.

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