Post # 1
Early on in my wedding planning process, I thought that doing just one online registry was definitely the way to go. I’ve been using Wishpot (and loving it!), but lately I’ve been having second thoughts. While there are a number of items on my Wishpot registry that are from smaller or unconventional stores, we also have a number of staples from Bed Bath and Beyond and Target.
So now I’m beginning to question my single-registry idea. Should I split off the BB&B and Target items into registries from those stores (especially for the handful of guests we have that are less web-savvy, or so we get the post-wedding benefit of picking up gifts that weren’t purchased for the wedding at a discount)? Would multiple registries look weird? Apparently etiquette-guru Emily Post thinks there’s no such thing as "too many" registries, but that doesn’t seem quite right to me.
We’re also hoping to do a honeymoon registry, once we have our work and school schedules figured out (we’re going to Disney World and you can’t use their registry until you’ve actually booked your honeymoon).
Is this all too much? Or should I stop worrying about it and split everything up?
Post # 3
I’m not sure how wishpot works…but i know that most stores will offer you a completion coupon after your wedding. You could get a coupon for 10-20% off anything remaining on your registry..that’s always nice. I’m not sure if wishpot does that or not. If you think that there are older people(or anyone) in your family that would have a hard time with the whole online registry thing, then having a store one is definately a good idea. Don’t worry about having more than one. As a guest at weddings, I’ve liked having more than one option of where to buy them gifts. Good luck!
Post # 4
Multiple registries would definitely not be weird! I have three—BB&B (kitcheny kind of stuff), Macy’s (nice housewares), and Amazon.com (everything else). It might be worth it to put your BB&B and/or Target gifts on individual registries for the less web-savvy. People often like going to buy things in person nd that gives them that option. Perhaps pick which store you have more stuff from—if you have a slew of things from BB&B, make a separate registry there and have two registries.
Post # 5
Its a good idea to give your guests a non-online option for registries. Odds are you may have a few folks who less web-savy as we all are. Also, many people like to see what they are spending 40-100 bucks on and don’t have much faith ih the net.