(Closed) Need registry suggestions! Which did you choose and/or like best?!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I chose Bed Bath and Beyond bc they have everything and I think you can return items there for cash. I also chose Crate & Barrel bc I love that store!

Post # 4
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We registered at Bloomingdales for fine china crystal glassware, and bedding, and Bed Bath & Beyond for all kitchen appliances and cookware.  

Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I planned on having an Amazon and Target registry but we just didn’t have enough to split between the two so I went with Target because you have the option of shopping in-store.

I purposely did NOT choose BB&B because everytime I have to return something there it is a HASSLE. Plus, the receipt is your “return merchandise card” – what a joke.  I always feel like I’m going to lose it.  Plus, I’ve heard from other couples they are pushy when you are registering, telling you what you “need” but that might vary based on the store.

Post # 6
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would definitely do BBB. Their selection seems to be the best.

Post # 7
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We had bbb and had no issues with returns and got it all back on a gift card that we used to buy the other stuff we wanted. 

Post # 8
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Registered at Macy’s and Crate and Barrel. They are my preferred stores for buying gifts for other people’s weddings, carry the brands and items we love (Fiesta, Hotel Collection), and are convenient for guests to shop in person or online. 

Post # 9
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We registered at Target and Kohls. Since my fiance and I live together and have a house we really don’t need too much stuff. We focused on kitchen stuff, some bedding and of course a Kitchenaid stand mixer!

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have a Target registry. I know they get a bad rap, but we haven’t had any problems yet. I’ve seen people say that items disappear and that people purchase stuff but it doesn’t show as purchased on the registry. I don’t know if I’m just super diligent in looking at it and those people just do it and then ignore it, or if people purchasing items don’t give the cashier the barcode or something happens at the register or what. 

– I love Target and buy basically everything there anyway
– The price points are good
– They have stuff that’s online and in store
– They have an app that you can use to keep track of your registry and scan stuff (rather than getting the gun from customer service)

– Like most places, items go out of “season” and become discontinued
– I’ve heard their return policy is a pain (can only return so much), but as long as your guests follow your registry and don’t purchase stuff that isn’t on it, you should be okay (worst case scenario, you can have friends and family return stuff for you)
– Sometimes you’ll try to scan stuff in store and it won’t come up–annoying!

Post # 11
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We did BBB for kitchen appliances and gadgets, plates, and wine and spirits glasses. We did Macy’s for bedding, towels, luggage, and nicer serving dishes. Our Macy’s registry is our pricier one and I don’t expect to get most of what’s on there, but my strategy was the completion discount. Our wedding is in September, so we will have the Colombus Day, Veterans Day, and pre/post-Christmas sales in the months right after to help us with an additional discount. Laughing

Post # 12
20 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

One of ours that I don’t see here yet was Pottery Barn.  We just added some smaller things on there, not big furniture items or anything (they’re a bit pricey and we have an itty bitty apartment so that stuff’s just for window shopping for me) I love their kitchen/table top items, storage baskets, and the hydrocotton towels are super soft!


Oh and I loved Macy’s for their Fiestaware collection, I’m a huge fan of Fiesta.

Post # 13
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Do you already have a home together? The only reason I’d stay away from Bed Bath & Beyond is that when the registry runs out people buy gift cards… And the reality is that there is only so much any one couple WANTS from that store’s selection. Friends of ours recieved several thousand dollars in gift cards (total) to BB&B. They already lived together and had NO idea what to do with the extra since their registry was basically bought out. Even buying high end odds and ends left them with a lot of money they’d rather have been able to spend elsewhere.

My suggestion is Amazon.com, Target, and some expensive store where thousands of dollars in gift cards won’t be hard to spend (we’re thinking Williams Sonoma). Both Amazon and Target sell more than just housewares, so you can buy that DVD box set or that new fishing gear with the inevitable gift cards… and not another set of hand towels.

Post # 14
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would also suggest looking at Macy’s. 

Post # 15
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We split our registry between Macy’s/Williams Sonoma/and Crate and Barrel.

Make sure to consider some odd things that people forget on a registry such as a Dyson or a nice iron! Also it doesn’t hurt to register for extras of china items and bedding so you have spare sheets when one set is in the wash and certain china patterns get discontinued over the years.

Post # 16
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, and Macy’s.

I think I would’ve done Target in place of one of those but i’ve heard so many negative experiences, that I stuck with those.

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