(Closed) Did guests not use one registry? What to do?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
2786 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Just add them at both stores.  

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