(Closed) It’s that time: The REGISTRY

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think Crate and Barrell is wonderful. We are registered at Bed Bath & Beyod. We have both been married before, so we’ve got essentially two households worth of stuff to combine. We are registered for the big ticket items as well – for example, a KitchenAid mixer @ $300…

We only registered at one place. What is the advantage of registering at multiple stores? You can’t duplicate items… just gives you more of a variety, then? 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

So it is completely acceptable, then, to include three different registry cards in with your invitation?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I wouldn’t include the registry cards with your invitation.  In many worlds, that is still considered bad manners.  However, I am registered at four places, which are all listed on my wedding website and passed by word-of-mouth.  At my shower, I only received two items off registry. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You’re right – bad etiquette… Word of mouth and wedding website will have to do!

Thanks for the catch! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Rather than register at a bunch of different places, we decided to register only at myregistry.com, which allows you to post items from all over on one registry.  It’s not the same as an in-store registry and does require that people who buy items check them off to avoid duplicates.  We’re trusting that the cousins will help our elderly relatives navigate, should they really want to purchase a gift.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Your Maid/Matron of Honor and BM’s will spread the word about your registry — and usually there is some sort of registry card in the Bridal Shower invite (just NOT the wedding invite).  I have registered at Macy’s, but I am actually thinking about registering at Tupperware just for the shower.  I need to make my mind up quick because the shower is in July.

 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I mean June…. Brain Freeze.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I registered at three places- Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma and Bed, Bath and Beyond. I also duplicated items that we really want, I see no problem with that. We can remove stuff if it gets bought at one place (we’re having a reception 2 weeks after the first one), or return an item if it’s duplicated. Maybe that’s bad? But I see nothing wrong with it. 

I also only got two items off my registry at my shower, and they were from the same person. But the hostesses didn’t include registry information with the invitation, so that could be why.

 And to try to be helpful- we picked based on certain items we wanted and where they had them, and then registered for other stuff too. That’s what made the decisions for us 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We registered at BB&B, Macy’s, and Lowes.  BB&B is significantly less expensive than Macy’s for everything that they both have, but we did find flatware, linens, and a number of small appliances at Macy’s that they didn’t have at BB&B.  We picked Lowe’s because we both have a lot of kitchen stuff already – gifts like that are more about upgrading for us than really needing something – and because we do have a lot of upgrading we want to do on our house.  There are other places we thought about (Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma) but honestly our registries at those stores would have ended up with not a lot of items on them, and for most of our guests those stores aren’t in the towns where they live, so we decided against it.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We registered at 3 different places, and we also only got 2 gifts from my registry for the shower, and they were from my mom and sister. Everyone else got us stuff we didn’t really need, like bakeware from Pampered Chef, and silver picture frames (really not us – we registered for dark brown frames). I did get a beautiful cake stand that I didn’t register for as well, and I love it so much I’m using it for our wedding cake stand.

The other stuff we received was nice, but most of it is just stuff that will now clutter our house. I kind of wish that people would purchase things from the registry, but what can you do?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i would not recommend myregistry.com – many of our guests, mostly our parents’ friends and older family members, are not internet saavy and went instore to purchase gifts.

we are having a large wedding, and many of our guests are from other parts of the country, so we ended up registering at 4 stores to get the right balance of price points and accessability. macys, williams-sonoma, crate and barrel, and target.

all of the invitations that the hosts of our showers sent out included registry cards, but i have to agree on the "no registry card in the wedding invitation" rule. word of mouth and wedding website was more than enough…and we have received wedding invitations with registry info and it did seem a little tacky. 

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