(Closed) has anyone used myregistry.com? care to share your list?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you think myregistry.com is a good idea or a bad idea?
    This is a great idea - easy for shoppers and gives the bride more choices : (14 votes)
    82 %
    No way! This seems like a hassle : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other - list comments below : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re currently registered through Myregistry.com.  Like you, I love the fact that I can pick and choose items from many different stores, and because our guest list has many younger guests who already shop online, the registry makes sense. 

    We did also do a Macy’s registry for our guests not as comfortable with shopping online, because Macy’s seems to be located every where. 

    Our wedding is in May, and we haven’t had any gift purchases off the registry yet, so I can’t tell you whether there’s issues.

    Post # 4
    Member
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Overall I loved it! I’ve used it twice, for my baby shower and then again for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I’m too lazy to go into a full out pro/con list, but our internet savvy friends definitely had no issues or complaints with the site. Unfortunately most of the people buying us gifts were NOT internet savvy in any way, so we got many many things (i.e. disposable diapers, hideous clothes) that we didn’t want.

    One thing I should mention is that it doesn’t automatically check off an item if someone buys it. That person has to come back afterwards and check it off. I’m not totally sure how this works, but last time I checked, it wasn’t automatic. Inconvenient.

    I would recommend setting a password though. It’s a hassle, but anyone will be able to see your mailing address otherwise. And if you don’t put up a mailing address, your gifters won’t have the option of sending the gift directly to you.

    BUT I won’t be using it as a wedding registry. It’s nice to have the option of returning gifts back to a local store, or buying the rest of the items on your registry for a discount after the wedding. So we’ll be doing it the traditional way, scanners and all. 😀

    Post # 5
    Member
    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @sfchick: I’m definitely planning on using MyRegistry.com for our registry. I really like that you can add from any store! I’m definitely going to do Bloomingdale’s for my china, and I think Anthropologie for our bedding – I love their stuff! The MyRegistry.com Kitchen store actually has some great kitchen appliances too – my sister got everything from there and loved it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did and I loved it!!!

    Because we could have items from all over in one place. And the best part is you can sync registries from other stores as well.

    For example if you wanted a Macys registry for your guests who like walking into a store you can still have that but synced to your MyRegistry so there’s no overlap of gifts.

    The other thing I Loved is you can manually add items from local stores that have no websites.

    Psstt MyRegistry also has a free iPhone App with a scanner. So say you’re just you know window shopping and you see something. You can just bust out your iPhone, scann the item and boom it’s on your registry! Hehe.

    Post # 7
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    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

    I’m using it and like it! The only drawback I found was, when I linked it to my Target registry and delete something off of the Target registry, it still appears on myregistry. Other than that, it’s fabulous!

    Post # 8
    Member
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @jess:

    Do you perhaps have to resync on the MyRegistry site?

    We only had the MyRegistry and Macys registry and Macys was only recently added so I never synced registries.

    Post # 9
    Member
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We knew that we wanted to use an alternative registry from the beginning, so we looked around a lot. I finally found myregistry.com and love it.

    It is so easy to add items to it, and it is so easy for guests to check them off. They also just added a neat feature where you can add a few of the same thing, but you only want one of. Once someone buys one all of the items that are linked with it will go away too. For instance, if you wanted a bread maker but you didn’t care what one you could put three that you like and your guests could pick the one they want to get you.

    One piece of advice that I did get is that some people like to buy a few things and it really stinks to have everything from a different store because then they have to pay a lot in shipping, so we tried to minimize the amount of stores that our items are from without compromising on what we want, to help with that some.

    I love how you can put personal notes on the items too. For instance, my Fiance really wanted a decanter. It was nice because someone from his family wanted to get something that he really wanted and because we noted it on the registry they could do just that.

    If you are wondering what to put on it, they also have a suggestion list to help.

    I also like how you can ask for a monetary gift and link it to a paypal account. I can’t say enough about it.

    Post # 10
    Member
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Gerbera: I didn’t know it would sync up to other registries. I love it even more now, because I do have a few people who aren’t as internet savvy and have been thinking about doing a small Macy’s one for those people, but this makes it even better.

    Post # 11
    Member
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @sfchick:Sorry for the multiple posts! But you asked what we have on ours. We most of the usuals, and some really unusual stuff that we really want.
    Pot, pans, bedding, bamboo towels from Cuddledown.com, glasses, bread maker, dyson, grill, kitchen aid, cutlery, rolling pin, wok, cork matts from Gaiam.com, hampers, toasting glasses from Anthropology, some fair trade wall art, green wash balls from Gaiam.com, paint your own pottery plates and bowls, buckets from pastica.com, a rake, shovel, gardening tools, a welder (my Fiance has to have it on there), a level, a bat house from Gaiam.com(to keep bats near our home and keep mosquitoes away), a natural wasp catcher from Gaiam.com, some camelbacks for our hiking trips, cook book from Anthropology, cutting board, recipe box and cards, a bunch of kitchen utensils, a steamer, some games (apples to apples, jenga, scrabble), pot holders, stainless steel mixing bowls, a Pride and Prejudice jewelry bowl from Etsy, a doormat, a fund for our honeymoon, and fund for a house.

    That is just about all if it. It seems like a lot, but we want to be sure that our guests have enough to pick from on our registry.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2 posts
    Wannabee

    Another one that is similar to MyRegistry is A Simpler Wedding Registry http://www.asimplerweddingregistry.com
    It also has a nice advantage on writing thank you cards.  The site asks the guests to enter their mailing address and name when they check off a gift in the registry.  This then allow the bride and groom to have a complete list of guests, gifts, and mailing addresses that they can print at the end to make the thank you card writing process much simpler.

    Post # 13
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Another one that is similar that we love is http://www.uponourstar.com – I was a little iffy at first on how it would all work, but so far I am loving it and how easy it is! 

    I will have to look into the writing thank you card feature, that does sound sweet!  

    Post # 13
    Member
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

    Hey, guys –

    I know this is an old poll, but I wanted to open it again because we are thinking of using something like this to register for gifts from West Elm (it doesn’t have a registry feature). Anyone have any more recent reviews for myregistry or something similar?

    Gracias!!

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