(Closed) Furniture on registry? Even possible?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

DH and I were in the same boat. Everything that was on our registry was either upgrades to what we already have (a Dyson vacuum, nicer pots and pans, etc), or the little things that we thought were fun (a mandoline slicer, a mango pitter). A lot of department stores of furniture sections, so you may want to start there. You could always hope that people will pool together and get you something as a group. Or at least you could put gift cards towards purchasing it at the end, that’s how we ended up buying our Dyson vacuum. Plus you get to use your registry completion discount at the end, so you could get a discount on it afterwards if you buy it yourself.

I can add items to my registry for up to a year after the wedding as well, so we’re actually going to use that for after we renovate the house and will need new furniture 😉

Post # 5
24 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are going to register for dining room furniture from Crate & Barrel.  We are in the same boat too, and don’t need a lot of kitchen items either.  I’m sure there are other stores out there that you can probably register at.  

Good luck!

Post # 6
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If I saw furniture on a registry, I’d definitely give a gift card for that store and put a note in the card like “This is to go towards your new bedroom set” or whatever. I think it’s a great idea.

The only thing I don’t like to see on a registry is really personal stuff like perfume. How is that for building your future together?!

Post # 7
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you can register for furniture on Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel, and a lot of department stores; I know that I’ve seen beds and the like on friends’ registries who have registered with prototypical retailers.

It’s not so much that you can’t register for pricey items, but more that you mix them in with more affordable stuff. A lot of places have generous return policies, so even if you register for stuff you don’t need, you might be able to return for a gift certificate to put towards furniture (although check what the return policy is–some places have a time limit, which means you’ll have to take the stuff back periodically rather than in one trip after the wedding)

Personally (and admittedly this is a point of contention on the bee) as a guest I don’t like being asked for cash, honeymoon funds, or stuff like that. I would recommend you add furniture to your registry and try to get it out via word of mouth to close family and friends that you’d really love a new bed. Some people might pool funds together to get you what you want.

Post # 8
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I used to work for a major furniture retailer and we once had a couple come in and put together a ‘registry’.

They selected everything they wanted, and we wrote up an invoice for them so their order was in our computer system, and they balance was unpaid (nothing gets delivered until it’s paid for, obviously).

People would come in, and either just put money towards the entire order or pick a specific item and purchase it (toss cushion, end table or whatever). We would print off a ‘gift certificate’ which was just something we made up in a word processing program that could be included in the card brought to the shower and then the couple could arrange delivery of whatever they had received at a convienent time.

Hope that helps a little 🙂

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