Post # 1
We’re registering on Saturday and wanted to choose 3 places. I definitely know I will go with Bed Bath & Beyond, but not sure on the other 2. I dont want to do Macy’s because of how expensive things are there and we’re not registering for any china. I was thinking Target, but I heard its difficult to take things back there and that they dont offer you a discount for buying off your registry after the wedding.
WHERE DID YOU REGISTER… and why?
One more thing, is there a such thing as an online registry where you can put things on it from any store, not just restricted to a single store?
Post # 3
BBB is definitely a good choice. Guests seem to love it because the stores are everywhere and there are so many 20% off coupons floating around.
I agree – if you don’t want china – skip the big dept. stores.
In addition to BBB, I also registered with Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel. Just depends whose stuff you like. I had a good enough experience with both of those.
All three stores I registered with gave completion discounts after the wedding, if that’s something you’re looking for.
If you can, try to pick stores that have physical locations near where most guests live. Some people would rather shop in person rather than order online (esp. for a shower gift).
One more thought – I highly recommend doing the bulk of your registering (and registry tweaking) online. Maybe to go one store with your Fiance if you want the experience. But it’s so much easier (at least for me) to comb through 50 million options and think about how many of each item makes sense for you in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.
Post # 4
We wanted to do mainly a online registry because I liked a variety of things at a ton of different stores. So an online registry made perfect sense because I didn’t want any more than 2 registries.
We used MyRegistry.com. It’s a universal registry meaning you can add things from ANY online site and/or brick and mortar store. Currently MyRegistry allows you to sync with Macys, Target, Crate and Barrel, Amazon, Giggle, Macys, Williams Sonoma and Dillards.
You can add a easy button to your Internet Browser allowing you to automatically add things from other sites to your MyRegistry. There is also a handy dandy (dangerous!) iPhone app that allows you to scan items while you are out and add it to your MyRegistry.
My only qualm about MyRegistry is your guests do have to mark an item as purchased. It doesn’t just happen because in a sense it takes you to a different site so there’s no real way for MyRegistry to know if the item was purchased. But I believe that is true of any universal registry.
For the guests who like to walk into a store we picked to register with Macys.
Which at the time of our wedding they did not have syncing of Macys yet.
Post # 5
We registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Belk, & Dillard’s.
Post # 6
We registered at myregistry.com as well.
Post # 7
we registered a BBB and Crate and Barrel. myregistry is a good option, and amazon has a universal wishlist that’s similar where you can add things from any store online.
don’t worry about over-registering when you’re actually in the store — remember that you can go home and edit online! that made things much easier for me.
Post # 8
we picked macy’s, crate and barrel, and sears. if you’re not registering for fine china it really opens up your options. BB&B is great. We started there, but they don’t carry the fine china pattern that we ended up picking.
Post # 9
I am not much help, we registered at 2 Canadian stores!
I’ve heard good things about the amazon registry though.
Post # 10
I didn’t want to register at Macys but that was where we found plates I liked. So, we did Macys and BBB.
Post # 11
We went to BBB and covered everything we liked (with the cavot that we will have a tiny appartment with barely any cabinets) in an afternoon. We mostly wanted kitchen things anyway so that was easy for us- though they do have really squishy towel sheets (something that FH really wanted).
My cousin had a lot of trouble with her Target registry this past summer so we just avoided it.
As much as I like some of William Sanoma’s things, there really aren’t any near most of our guests and tech savy most of them are not. That’s something to think about when choosing registry locations (Amazon does do registries as well.)
Post # 12
We registered for Macy’s and BBB.
Post # 13
Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target. I have hardly received anything from Macy’s at the showers. Target is by far the favorite (by the guests) and BB&B is a close second.
Post # 14
Another myregistry user here! We’ve chosen items mainly from C&B and Macy’s, which are affiliates with myregistry. We’ve also added items from amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Ikea, The Container Store, and linens from The Company Store. I’m loving the universal registry, haha! Macy’s has sales so frequently that the prices are fine, though it’s annoying to have to go back to the registry and change the number. I haven’t heard many good things about the Target registry.
Post # 15
we registered at Target & BBB. We had a lot of guests spread out all over the country and they were both likely to be near lots of people – esp. target. We didn’t register for China but BBB had lots of nice formal wear and it had free gift wrapping, coupons, and cheap shipping. I felt it was also a better deal than Macy’s which was our 3rd choice. I wanted to help our guests out in getting the best deal.
note: Target has changed updated their return policy for registry items – it’s now just as awesome as regular stores! don’t believe what older posters have said. If it was purchased thru your registry you can return items in store with NO reciept – no matter what the item!! broken, damaged, changed your mind or if it was bought on the online store it can be returned for cash or store credit 100% at the returns center. It has to be taken off your registry – you can print the list at the instore kiosks right there and use that.
Post # 16
We did Crate & Barrel, a local dept store and Kohl’s. Crate & Barrel was fantastic. They were the only ones who didn’t lose our registry. Seriously…the dept store and Kohl’s lost our registry on us. So not fun.
The only thing I would caution against with C&B is their seasonal stuff. They switch things out every season, so if you register for cute placemats now, they might not be there by the spring. But, most of their bigger stuff does stay for a while.