Post # 1
Hey bees, do any of you have experience with Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Williams Sonoma, or Crate and Barrel or Tiffany? Fiance and I are registering soon and would like to pick 2-3 of these places? Any thoughts on the best ones or other suggestions?
Post # 3
I registered at Crate & Barrel and Macy’s. I really like both of them.
Crate & Barrel’s registry can be disorganized when people are viewing it, unless they “sort” the list, but that is the only negative. They ship super fast and the styles I chose have been around long enough that I haven’t needed to pick new stuff 🙂
The glassware, serving ware, and a lot of kitchen stuff was cheaper than at Macy’s or bloomies, and I like the style better. We also found some cookware that was cheaper and just as nice as the super expensive stuff at the department stores.
Macys is slower with the shipping, but it is where everyone looks first, where I live. I love their towels and we also registered for dishes here…. and appliances & some serving ware. Their items are always on sale, so your guests can get good deals!
Post # 4
@Miss Starry Night:thanks for the great advice!
Post # 5
I have experience with some of them myself and some through what I’ve read and through friend’s registries.
Bloomingdales- I have heard it is great from friends and they have nice selection and offer some higher end brands that other don’t. I really like their bed and bath selections.
Macy’s- I did not use them because i don’t care for their selection, but I’ve read items are often discontinued or not available.
Williams Sonoma- I have a very bad experience with them. Setting up the registry was complicated and the service over the phone was AWFUL. In their place I recommend Bed Bath and Beyond-almost all of the same kitchen items but at lower prices and with friendly service.
Crate and Barrel- My favorite registry for casual items. Great modern selections at very low prices. Registry was easy to set up and change and my guests really liked it.
Tiffany- If you want Tiffany china or silver you would have to register there-they only stock Tiffany items
Since you are in NY, I would suggest Michael C Fina. It is my favorite store for china, crystal and silver. They are great to work with and have an amazing selection.
Post # 6
@cakegal:thanks for the warning about Williams Sonoma and for the suggestion on Michael C. Fina…I’ll look into it!
Post # 7
I actually loved my Williams-Sonoma registry. Items there went slower, but I think that’s because they’re a tad pricey so people might be buying them for wedding but not shower. I set it up in store, and went around with their zapper without problems. I’ve also been able to add items several times. Only downside is that I did have a few items be discontinued. They also have their completion discount (10%) for a year after your event. They also allow you to register for things after the wedding if you want the discount.
I also loved my Crate and Barrel registry. We added stuff there, and I think that people have a really positive experience with it overall- in Boston, I think it’s where people check first. The only problem is that your completion discount (10%) is a one time use coupon.
Last but least is Target. I’ve had items get discontinued, and just overall people don’t seem to look there. I mostly used them for towels and sheets, but I wish that we had gone with Macy’s instead.