(Closed) How many places are you supposed to register at?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@FutureFloyd:  You don’t have to, but sometimes it is just a nice to your guests that you registar at more than one place because there may not be a BB&B near them. usually a department strore is customary (ie. macy’s, dillards, sears, etc.)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we registered at 3 places (BB&B, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table) and made sure to register for stuff in different price ranges. make sure to register for different items and not the same ones or you might end up getting duplicates. we also registered for more than we figured we would get. you want to make sure there’s enough on the registries for people to choose from.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve always seen people register at two places (which I will do), but I dont know if there is a right way to do it. I’d assume that maybe one store might be more convenient for people to go to than the other one you register at, but I think if people really don’t want to go to the one you registered at they can just give cash or something else. 

An easy alternative could be to put that giftcards from [name other place like Home Depot or Target] are appreciated. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m registering at 3 places: BB&B, Kohls, and the Sandals honeymoon registry.  I think 2-3 places is pretty common.  I would not register for duplicate items.  For example, I really like the dishes at Kolhs, so I am registering for those there, but I like the bedding at BB&B, so I registering for that there!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t *have* to do anything.  🙂

I think two registries are appropriate, three if you have an online registry (we’re planning to register at Amazon).

If you want to register for the same things at both places I would either register for half at each place, or would register for all of it at both and do a lot of micromanaging to make sure I didn’t get more than I wanted/needed.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have heard 2-3.  We did 2 stores and then we are doing a Sandals honeymoon and they have a registry option so we are doing that for our third!  One is fine, just mkae sure you ahve lots of gifts at different price points.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureFloyd:  I was told the same thing! My Fiance and I registered at BB & B and have trouble putting enough items on the registry per their suggestion of twice as many gifts as guests invited! I guess we don’t need that much! I would definitely go with at least 1 more place and maybe a honeymoon registry (if you aren’t taking one right away, etc.). I think the reason why a lot of people say register at more than one place is to give your guests an opportunity to have variety, different price points, and options for gifts! To spread out the items maybe you could register for certain items at one place and the rest at another place (ie better prices at one place over the other). 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have registered at three places which I initally felt was too much but it gives our guests options! Plus, we didn’t like ALL the items at one store so three works for us!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

It’s too early for us to register, but we’ll be registering at a few places so that our guests will have lots of options (:

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think 2-3 is appropriate. Any more than that and it starts to look a little gift grabby IMO.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I plan on registering at 2 places so that people have options. I should really get on that soon!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I registered at Macy’s and Target.  I think it’s nice to give people options, but I don’t think there’s any rule that you have to register at more than one place.

Also, don’t just register for stuff just to pad the registry.  I got so flack from my Mother-In-Law that I “really should register at Pottery Barn…” but that stuff just isn’t my style.  So I didn’t.

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

There’s nothing set in stone about how many you need to register at. I wanted to register at two just so it was a little more convenient for people. If all you want is at Bed Bath & Beyond, then keep it at that. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

You don’t have to, but I would do 2-3

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