(Closed) If you could just pick one place to register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

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@MrsLulu:  Haha…my husband and I have this running joke in saying that we’re going to “visit Mr. Crate & Barrel” as if he’s our very good friend or something. So love that store!

I do have to agree with everyon else on the customer service with Macy’s though. I’ve never had someone there who wasn’t extremely helpful.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@2PeasinaPod:  lol! me too!

I think it depends what kind of stuff you want/need… If you end up taking stuff back, where would you most want to have a bunch of store credit?

If you have everything you need for your home, do you have any hobbies that you need stuff for? I knew a couple who loved to do outdoorsy activities together. They registered at REI and got a kayak, tent, other camping gear, etc.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MrsLulu:  I totally understand where you are coming from, which is why we didn’t put airfare, hotel rooms, dinner, etc. on the registry. Instead, we have things like rock climbing, kayaking, massages, and other things that will be “treats” on the honeymoon. I, too, felt like we were saying “HEY! PAY FOR THIS!” but, as it turns out, I feel that way about registering anywhere…

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I’d say BBB.  The only reason we opened a 2nd registry at The Bay was because Canadian BBB doesn’t carry Le Creuset, or our flatware in individual place settings.  BBB has a knockoff called Fontignac and then our flatware in a 4 place setting set… but I’d like the real Le Creuset, and also a cheaper single-place setting option for our guests. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Bed Bath and Beyond! I went to the store and one of their knowledgeble employees was on stand by for all my questions and had plenty of suggestions. He also stated that after my wedding, they will invite me back for a “party”. I guess they do it every few months for all the newly weds to come back and have the opportuniity to buy anything that wasnt purchased off their registry at 20% off. They do it before they open the store to the public, I guess they bring in food and all too. I definitly plan on taking advantage of it!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s been a wonderful experience for us at Macy’s. We only have 1 registry.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

@MrsLulu:  I would vote for Target. the price range is good and if you get gift cards you literally can buy anything from food to personal household items.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

BBB. We had a second registry (Target), but we had next to nothing on it, mostly just board games and DVDs we wanted that BBB didn’t carry. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Bed, Bath and Beyond. They have a great return policy, and they have everything I could want for my home. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Target. Simply because I shop there ALL THE TIME and it’s the most reasonably priced place. Also, there are locations near everyone but our international guests.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Another vote here for Macy’s!  As long as the item was purchased with your registry, you don’t even need the receipt.  The star rewards was great, and they offer free shipping over $99 (great for stuff not carried in-store or gifts from Out of Town guests).  Macys free shipping plus frequent sales made items cheaper during sale periods than BBB.  We used both BBB and Macys but have been completing our registry almost exclusively at Macys.  Also I liked the no gift wrap option and thank you card manager at Macys.

Post # 28
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Honey Beekeeper

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@MrsLulu:  You can use either. OR they can just look it up on your registry. I had several items that I didn’t even have a gift receipt for, and they just looked up my registry. They anticipate customers not having receipts much of the time. So, so easy and user-friendly.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would choose Macy’s or Crate & Barrel. It doesn’t sound like you need the everyday stuff, so macy’s or C&B have more fun things to register for than BBB. 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper

I am not registering at any stores. I don’t want guests to feel like they must buy gifts at a certain store, especailly if the store is really expensive. 

I live in Canada, so I don’t know the prices of Macy’s or Crate & Barrel…

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Macy’s.  So you can register for the most variety of things, kitchen stuff, sheets, towels, luggage, vacuum cleaners, we even threw a pair of bathrobes on there and they are one of my favorite gifts 🙂  Plus if you return or get gift cards you can always buy other stuff like furniture, or shoes, or make-up, whatever 🙂

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