Post # 1
Where would it be and why?
Note: This is my second marriage, and FI’s first. We are both well-settled adults that own our respective houses (so we will be combining two full homes full of good stuff). I am only registering for the ease of guests, but I won’t be advertising that a registry exists unless specifically asked. Thus, the reason I’m only registering one place.
Note2: I would like to register somewhere with a generous return policy because of duplicate gift concerns.
Post # 3
Macy’s was really easy to use and I find that my guests have preferred to purchase from them over Williams Sonoma.
Post # 4
I’d say Macy’s. While we registered for a lot at BB&B, it seems Macy’s has a lot of the same stuff. Plus they had all the fine china, fancy flatware, crystal, and bedding we wanted. You also get back 5% in the form of gift cards for whatever people buy, and there are some good completion gifts. I think their return policy is good, though I don’t have personal experience with it yet. My mom got the 25% off friends and family discount and went a little crazy buying stuff off that registry already haha
Post # 5
Why not register your honeymoon? We did on honeyfund.com and I couldn’t be more excited about it. We have a ton of ‘stuff’ already, so we are excited about this experience.
Post # 6
I also vote macy’s. Easiest registering, fun in-store registering parties at the larget stores. THey have a great return policy and they also give you a percentage off of your purchases a year after your wedding when you use your macy’s card. Love everything we got from there, with lots of options for guests.
Post # 7
I would say BBB. Super easy to make and returns are easy too. Out of all the stores we registered at most people went to BBB.
Post # 8
The majority of my guests used BBB and returns were easy. Guests liked using the 20% off coupons.
Post # 9
@aliavenue: I’m not in favor of registering for our honeymoon. It is part of our wedding budget and I would feel as though I was asking our guests to pay for part of the wedding.
Honestly, registering in general feels all sorts of wrong at this stage in my life, but FI’s family is insisting on it…hence this thread. 😉
Post # 10
Macy’s, because of their Registry Star Rewards. If you have a Macy’s card, you get 5% back on everything purchased from your registry and 10% on everything you purchase at the store on your card during your engagement. So…there’s a possibility of ending up with lots of $$$ back on a gift card to spend on whatever you’d like in the store!
Also, I’ve had to make several returns and exchanges, and they’ve been beyond helpful and friendly.
Post # 11
Macys, lots of options and most guests are used to shopping there.
I may be the odd one out but I had to return one thing to BBB and I wanted to tear my hair out. Maybe I got the stupid employee?
Post # 12
Definitely Macy’s, just because it was the easiest and nicest place to go to : ) There are a ton of other places but I had to take in consideration where all of my friends and family would go to. If I said Bed Bath and Beyond to my mom and her boyfriend. They would probably end up at WalMart or the dollar store, LOL and that’s crazy asian people for ya
Post # 13
@Gemstone: When doing returns/exchanges at Macy’s, do they just reference the “sticker” that is placed on items when purchased (like Nordstrom) or is a gift receipt of some kind required?
Post # 14
Crate & Barrel – if it were socially acceptable, I’d just live in the store.
Post # 15
@2PeasinaPod: Hahahaha, I really do <3 that place. All of my current dishes/glasses/serving stuff is from there. I would totally register there if I thought someone wanted to drop a couple thousand dollars on some C&B furniture for me. lol
Post # 16
Crate and Barrel was awesome for our registry. We hada glass pitcher arrive broken and when I called, the woman on the line was SOOOO friendly and immediately let me know there was nothing I needed to do (didn’t need to ship it back or take it to a store). They would just ship me a second one. The new one arrived just two days later – impressive service!