Post # 1
When Fiance and I first got engaged in January, we decided to register at Bloomingdales, Bed Bath and Beyond and Crate and Barrel. We later added Tiffany & Co. for a few gifts because we loved their crystal and guests from oversees could easily buy gifts online and in the store in some locations.
At first we registred for everyday dishes at Crate and Barrel, when those got discountined Fiance and I fell in love with a pattern that was offered at Bloomingdales. Now, that pattern is no longer offered at Bloomingdales, but is offered at Macys. To add to that, the Le Cruset and other cookwear I chose at Bloomingdales is no longer offered, but is offered at Macys (some things are offered at BBB, but not everything).
Now the logical thing would be to register at Macy’s and close the Bloomies registry since we have not gotten anything yet (we have from BBB, C&B and Tiffany’s) BUT there are several items that ONLY Bloomies offeres, such as our towels. I love the towels we chose (we bought one to “try out” and it’s fantastic!) and really want those towels.
My question is can I open ANOTHER registry at Macy’s for just the dishes and cookwear and pair down the Bloomies one? Or is having 5 registries too much?
Post # 3
you should keep down to 3 registries. Have you looked into myregistry.com?
Post # 4
Because different areas for people who will be invited to the shower have different stores within reach for registries (and some things we’d like are available at one store vs another) we chose
Bed Bath and Beyond
Crate and Barrel
Post # 5
Keep it down to three, I would say. Cut out the ones where you only have a couple items, and just purchase those after the wedding with some of the cash gifts you will receive.
Post # 6
If someone I knew registered at 5 places, 4 of which are pretty pricey, I would kind of raise an eyebrow and buy something cheaper than I might normally because with that many places to me it looks like a gift grab.
Post # 7
I think 5 is too many and looks a little gift grabby, IMO.
Post # 8
5 is too many. Keep in mind that you will probably also get a LOT of money for the wedding, so if a store only has a few things that you want, you could just not officially “register” there, but after the wedding why not buy the things with your wedding money gifts?
Post # 9
Yes, 5 registries is too much. Even if you don’t have that much stuff on each, it looks gift grabby. Try to limit it to 3. Look around, try to find similar items at one of the stores you’re already registered at.
Post # 10
I have to agree with the PPs. Three is manageable and provides enough variety for your guests to shop around.
Post # 11
I think 5 is too many. Almost everywhere has Target and Bed Bath and Beyond — I’d pick one of these. I’d stick to Macys (many people will order online) and Crate and Barrel for some nicer things.
Post # 12
Personally I think even 3 registries is too many, especially when these stores sell a lot of similar items (even if that bread maker isn’t the exact same brand as the other store’s bread maker, for all intents and purposes it’s the same freaking thing).
If you cannot streamline things a bit, then I would use a third party registry service like MyRegistry.com. Put your items from dozens of websites there, and give guests one friendly interface to view.
Post # 13
I think it’s fine to be registered at 5 but I’d only tell people you’re registered at three. Pick a top three and announce those ones and keep the others for the completion discounts afterwards — you’re bound to get money *shrugs*
Post # 14
Yes, 5 places is too much. I’d narrow it down to 3.
Post # 15
An acquaintance from college registered at five places and I rolled my eyes soooo hard at that. Her wedding is on the 11th and her registries are mostly untouched. I think of registries as a courtesy to your guest so that if they want to give you a gift you can tell them where to look – it sounds like you’re treating it as a Christmas list. BUT – you know your friends and family more than anyone, and if you think it’s likely that all of your gifts will be purchased and your registries will be complete, then go for it
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@SuperDuperBrit: I was thinking the same thing. Don’t close Bloomie’s- you can buy those towels with your completion bonus. Just tell people you have 4 registries.