Post # 1
First, can I just say that I think that the registry has been the most stressful part of wedding planning for me? The only things that I really wanted on my registry were china and crystal. My family has always had and used them and I knew that’s what I wanted. Mr. Kitty also had some items that he really wanted and we decided to put some other small items on the registry and before we knew it we had registered at 3 stores.
We registered for our china at Amazon because the only other local store that we could locate it was Dillards, but it’s always backordered at Dillards. Most other stores (BBB, Macy’s, Bloomies) don’t carry it. Well, our shower is over and only 1 person has used our Amazon registry, while our Macy’s and C&B registries are about half done. I asked my mom and she thinks that people won’t use the Amazon registry because you can’t go into a store and shop.
So Bees, what should I do? Do I leave the registries as they are and hope that once there’s nothing left at Macy’s and C&B that people will use the Amazon registry? Do I add a fourth registry at Dillards so that people can go into the store, even though they’ll have to order china there because it’s backordered? Do I add a note on our website explaining that if people want to see a setting of the china that they can go to Dillards, but that we didn’t register there?
Post # 3
If you really want that china than I would recommend registering at a store where people can walk in and pay for it. Even if it is on backorder you will eventually get it.
While we did have quite a few people order gifts from online it wasn’t the norm. I guess it depends on your guests and how comfortable they are with online ordering. Some just don’t feel comfortable with online purchases and prefer to see and feel what they are buying.
Post # 4
I didn’t have this problem, but I can say as a guest I’d never buy china online….I would be WAY too paranoid it would get broken in shipping.
Totally echo what @Treejewel19: said. Register for it at Dillard’s and you’ll get it eventually.
Post # 5
I would register at Dillards for the china – even though it’s on backorder. I shop online all the time, but I would be really hesitant to order something so breakable and expensive such as china and crystal. I would just be terrified that it’d get broken and then I’d have to deal with the hassle of returning the gift plus worry about not getting the gift to you (especially if it were for a shower).
Also, I’m wondering if people didn’t use the Amazon registry for your shower because they were worried about it shipping on time (and being correct) and/or not wanting to pay extra shipping.
Post # 6
Our flatware is always on backorder at the store, so we’ve added it, along with serving pieces, on an Amazon.com registry. We have enough friends/family who are internet-savvy and hate the mall that we have already received a few pieces. If someone is old-school and wants to order it from the store, we’ll get it eventually, and the store provides a card stating the gift is coming, but it’s a bit of a Debbie Downer for the gift-giver (I speak from personal experience) because, personally, *I* felt like I was giving someone an IOU for their wedding. Re: dishes from Amazon– never had a problem with ANYTHING shipped through Amazon.com being damaged on arrival, but we’ve already had to exchange a cup from our china that was broken when ordered through Belk.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Just add them at both stores.
Post # 8
So, I think I will create a Dillard’s registry for the china. Should I put a note explaining this on our wedding website? I’d say something like: We initially registered for our china pattern with Amazon because there are usually quantities available for immediate shipping and because Amazon does not charge for sales tax or shipping fees for these items. However, we understand that some of our friends may prefer to go to a store to place an order so we have also created a china registry at Dillard’s.
Should I add the note?