Post # 1
We’ve been working on our registry for a week now, and I had no idea how many decisions I’d have to make! For now, we’re at Macy’s, BedBathand Beyond and Amazon, but I think I’m going to put the BBB items on the Amazon registry and switch to Williams Sonoma or Pottery Barn. There are only about 5 things I want at BBB–and only because Macy’s didn’t offer that specific brand–so it seems a little silly to have that registry when I can just put it all on the Amazon one!
I’m concerned, though, about the Amazon registry. Has anyone had any negative experiences? I’m particuarly concerned about the guest experience. Can they order a gift from Amazon to give ot me in person and still provide a return method? Do guests like using an Amazon registry–or does it turn them off?
My head is really spinning about this because I just looked up my fine china on Amazon. It costs $158 a place setting at Macy’s. On Amazon, it’s $99! For the exact same china! And free shipping on Amazon (I’m not sure if shipping is free on Macy’s–maybe it is?). Can I register for my fine china on Amazon?! I hate the idea of making people pay 60% more than they have to!!
Post # 3
We’re registered at Amazon and BB&B. Our friends, last year, registered at Amazon and Crate & Barrel. I personally think registering at Amazon is a great idea as long as it’s paired with another registry at a brick & mortar store, since not everyone likes to shop online. Some of the things I love about Amazon’s registry, aside from the fact that the prices do tend to be better, is that you can add personal notes to each item, prioritize by how much you want something and you can use their universal registry feature to add items from pretty much any website.
Post # 4
I’m registering at Amazon right now and am concerned about the same thing. I initially had also registered at BBB, but there just wasn’t enough stuff that I liked, so I switched it to a Kohl’s registry.
I’d love to know others experiences as well.
Post # 5
Same here…we’re doing Amazon and JCPenney. We haven’t selected items yet, but I can’t forsee any issues…looking forward to registering for the practical things Amazon has to offer…like power tools! haha
Post # 6
We have an Amazon registry – it has just a handful of things on it, but we wanted to show things we needed from other stores that either didn’t have a registry or we didn’t want to start one for one or two items.
There are about 15 items on it and only 5 or so are ‘really’ from Amazon, the rest were added the Universal button. We don’t expect to get any of them, but it may prompt people to get gift cards for those places or whatever.
The only thing I’m concerned about is we’ve used Wish Lists on Amazon for the last couple of years and this Christmas we had a disaster of a time – someoen clicked on an item to learn more about it and Amazon marked it as purchased, when it never was, and it happened THREE times, so everyone in our family was trying to figure out who had bought these things and it turned out no one had. Hopefully the wedding registry doesn’t do that!
Post # 7
We have an Amazon registry. We’re using it for like DVDs, sports equipment, a camera lens, games. Random stuff. Our other registries are at BBB, which is for our china and for cooking equipment and some home decor, and Crate and Barrell which is almost all dishes. The reason I chose those two was because I wanted to make sure that there was an option for people to go into the store to purchase, just in case. Also, Bed Bath and Beyond is a great place for future purchases, and I know a lot of people will buy gift cards to places that people register at. I didn’t want to use it as my primary registry because I know that it’s unfamiliar for a lot of people, but I thought it would be a fun option for people who wanted to give something a little more “unconventional.”
Post # 8
I originally registered at Amazon but switched to Sears because I was running into a lot of the Amazon items going out of stock. I didn’t feel like managing it, so I just switched. Maybe it was just the items I chose though.
Post # 9
I love my amazon.com registry. That is where we put a few items my fiance wanted that were registry appropriate that we couldn’t get at other stores. We also put a few items that are probably not registry appropriate for the majority of people – phish summer tour tickets!!!! …but if you know us you would understand 🙂 I only wish the 2nd half of tour was on sale so I could add them as well…
Post # 10
We also did Amazon and I love it. I love clicking ridiculous things! Have you heard of the “Universal Registry” with Amazon?
I am obsessed. If you haven’t heard of it… you download from Amazon this little button and it goes on your browser and you can go to ANY website and if you find something you like you click the “A” button and it adds it to your registry. I love it. I’m able to visit Anthropolgie, Urban Outfitters, IKEA to name a few and add items that I want from there that I can’t make a registry from. I will use it after the wedding for birthday and Christmas wish lists!