Post # 1
Is it strange to register at multiple places for the same type of item?
We are registering for fiesta. We had initially registered ab Bed Bath and Beyond for 12 settings of the 4 piece set. However, it is online only and my sister thinks I should register for it in store if possible because she thinks I won’t get any otherwise.
Kohl’s has the 5 piece set. They have 11 of the 12 colors we like. The last one isn’t available online through Kohl’s at all. All of their 4 piece settings are only available online.
Macy’s has 7 colors of the 4 piece set available in store and only 1 of the 5 piece set. They also don’t have all colors available even online. Macy’s also seems to have some of the Fiesta accessories available in store and online. Bed Bath and Beyond has some of these available online and Kohl’s doesn’t have much in this department.
Would it be strange to split our dinnerware/serveware over two registries so we can register for the pieces that we want?
Post # 3
Putting the same items on multiple registries will probably lead to a lot of duplicates.
Post # 4
I have multiple dublicate items. For instance, I really want the kitchen aid mixer so I put it on 3 registries. You never know when the item will be on sale (right now there is a $100 difference between them!) or someone may want to use a store credit card (i.e. Bloomingdales).
This takes a lot of “managing” of the registries though- so if you do it you have to committ to checking them every day.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine to split things over registries! BBB offered the base set of our china at a way cheaper price than Macy’s, but Macy’s had the full tea set. We registered for what each place had in stock/the best deal on.
I don’t think that your sister’s right that people won’t buy online, though. At least in my age group and area, people prefer to buy things online and have them shipped right to the person. Especially heavy/delicate stuff like dishes! 🙂
Post # 6
I was in BB&B the other day, and the consultant mentioned that they have recently changed their shipping policy. If you order an item off of a registry, that is not in store, it is shipped for FREE!!!! So no more “well, it’s not here” unless it’s a last minute gift.
Post # 7
This is a good question! I was wondering it myself. We were thinking about splitting up our place settings. BBB and Macy’s carries our setting. It’s currently all on BBB’s website, but I want to split it between the two stores. I love that Macy’s gives you 15% of what your guests spend on a gift card 4-6 weeks after the wedding. I agree with a previous poster…it would take a lot of registry managing!
Post # 8
I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. What if one store isn’t convenient, but the other is?? Plus, you could take the one back that cost more so you can get more on your gift card. 🙂
Post # 9
@nyscpa2be: What? I definitely have to check this out myself. That would be amazing!
Post # 10
Have you guys checked out myregistry.com? It keeps all of your registry information in one place, lets you add whatever you want from any website to your registry, and e-mails you everytime a gift is bought…
@nyscpa2be: good point, and same w/ Macy’s!