Post # 1
OK, I am the crazy registry bride. Mostly because I love to shop. The first registry, and still going strong, is BB&B. Then I went to Macy’s, but ended up cancelling everything there because of the phone calls my mom and his mom were getting regarding “nothings been purchased yet.” Then I got an offer from Target – register for 10 items or more, and get a $10 gift card. I was really, really, really short on cash then, so that $10 actually bought us a few meals in the grocery section of target. I thought I had deleted this one, though, after reading the horror stories of returns. Then I found myregistry.com, and fell in love with the “add from anywhere” idea. So, myregistry.com has about 18 items right now, and BB&B has everything else.
So today, I decided to google our names to see what would come up. The first 5 results were all amazingregistry.com. What? I didn’t register there. I click the link, and it becomes obvious that Target has sold it’s lists. Ugh – no like. So I follow it, and find that I never did delete everything, and something has been purchased! Yeah – it was our wheeled cooler that we need for camping.
Since obviously someone has found that registry, is it ok to delete everything else, and just leave the cooler on it? All the other items are available at the other two registries, with items that I would prefer. OR should I leave a few options that happen to be multiples, in case more people shop there, and just keep checking?
I knew I would get myself into trouble with the registries at some point!
Post # 3
Just delete the entire Target Registry. The person already baought it, so they have no need to go back (just make sure they get a Thank you card). If you have a wedding web site, make sure you list your registries and add anote that you no longer have a registry at Target or amazing reg.
Post # 4
Thanks! I ended up having something like 8 items on the Target registry at my mom’s request – she thinks its a good idea to leave it, but the registry cards for the bridal shower don’t list it. What’s left are camping chairs, a fan for the tent, dishtowels, a shower curtain in case our next place needs one, and games. So, NBD if they aren’t purchased, really. 🙂
Post # 5
I registered for different things at four different stores but registered for my china at two different places just to give people options (BBB has coupons, Macy’s has sales, etc.) I just closely monitored my registries, and every time a place setting or piece of china was shown as having been purchased at one of the stores, I would quickly go to my registry at the other store to delete one place setting (or whatever the item was) from the other registry. This worked perfectly, except that I accidentally deleted one too many place settings from Macy’s, and I ended up with a total of 15 rather than 16 place settings. This is not a big deal, however. as I’m not sure I will ever even need more than 12.
As long as you closely monitor and adjust your registries to help avoid receiving duplicate items, you should be fine. 🙂