Post # 1
I’m looking for a Philly bride or two to interview for an article about registering–the basics. I’d like to interview someone who was stumped (er, aren’t we all?) about how she navigated these murky waters.
I’m also hoping to interview someone (could be the same someone) who registered at some of the indie boutiques in the area instead of or in addition to the major players (Macy’s, C&B et al.)
Ping me if you want to be interviewed. My deadline is Friday.
Post # 3
Hi Caroline, We got married on 9/13/08 and had major issues registering. We wound up registering at MANY places.
1- Macys: We had a three hour wait registering live in king of prussia and it was 100 degrees. I came home that day and moved everything to bed bath and beyond. I went back to Macys after eveything on my Bed Bath and Beyond registry was mostly fulfilled after my shower.
2- Bed bath and beyond: GREAT, and if they are out of stock they give you a certificate and a box so you can bring your gift.
3- Potterybarn: serving plates etc. Also, match my existing Saulsilito dishes.
4- William Sonoma for stuff I just liked. Although, one gift arrived completely broken.
5- McKennas Irish shop: tagged a few gifts there and wound up with a beautiful set of pewter chalices in leiu of traditional wine glasses.
I did not register at boutiques but my friend who got married in August registered at the Enchanted Owl in Wilmington and Michael C Fina in NY. You have to really know your audience and since I married into a large Irish family, McKennas imported Mullingar pewter it was.
We had a reception for 220 people at the Curtis Center now leased by Cescaphe Ballroom. Between the food, photgrapher, 13 peice band, hand stamped invites, and flowers, a really great philly wedding with rave reviews.
Let me know if you need info for your article.