Post # 1
My bf and I don’t live together, and we currently live with our families. We are in the process of trying to find a place, but prolly won’t for another month.
That being said, my Future Mother-In-Law and her best friend want to host me a Bridal Shower. I want to give them about a month’s notice of my registry but I have one teensy weensy issue. Where in the world do I register?! I mean, I know there’s Macy’s and Crate & Barrel, but like, um, I’m really clueless as to the best spots, and also, is there any cheat sheet list? Like do the stores you register at have any kind of list? Cause, knowing me, I’ll totally forget something important like dishes or something.
Help a clueless bee? I really know next to nothing about registry so anything would be very helpful. Thank you^^
Post # 3
We’re registered at Crate&Barrel, because…well, I LOVE THAT STORE! They’ve got the best stuff! We also registered at JCPenney because it’s more convenient here. Most stores will give you a “list” of what you should register for!
Post # 4
I registered at Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Williams Sanoma.. its going to be our first home together too. And all 3 of those had cheat sheets for me 🙂
Post # 5
Pick a place that is reasonable for your guests to purhcase from. For some they can register at Tiffany’s others its Target. You can also register at more than one place.
If you go to Macy’s they will give you a list and there is a person to help you step by step. You can also print lists from online. Target I think has a suggestion list as well.
Its best to go to the store to register. They will give you a list and a scan gun. Then you can manage it (change, add, delete) items from online. Or you can just do it online if you prefer.
Post # 7
we’re registered at bed bath and beyond and target. a friend and her Fiance are registered at khols. all the major department stores too – JC Penny’s, dillards, sears, macy’s
and yes they will give you a cheat sheet.
take snacks and water when you go – trust me! lol
Post # 8
I found a cheat sheet at the site that shall not be named. . .(The Knot). It was pretty helpful
Where you register really depends on your needs. If you’ll be totally setting up house, then a place like Bed Bath and Beyond or Crate and Barrel can be really helpful as they have nearly everything for your home. Target and/or Wal-Mart are also good options.
A friend of mine registered at Target for things like bored games in addition to the regular kitchen and bathroom needs.
I will also tell you, don’t try to do it all in a day. Get started in a store familar with registries and plan to spend a couple hours. After that your brain will likely turn to mush (at least mine did) and you’ll leave looking like zombies. Plan to go back or go online to slowly build your registry. Once I realized that I didn’t have to finish it in one trip it was a lot let overwhelming.
Post # 9
We registered at Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond. Macy’s we did in-store and they gave us a scary long list of categories, that I honestly ignored. Most places though, seem to have lists to work off of. I mentally went through my day and thought of all the things I use, and whether I wanted to replace/upgrade them (I’ve been on my own for many years and my husband and I lived together for a few years before we got married).
Post # 10
target is always good – plus you get a discount on eveyrthing that isnt bought for you after your wedding 🙂 i want to say they gave us a welcome kit with a shutterfly gift card as well as a booklet of things you can register for.
Amazon is also a great place to register and Bed bath and beyond
here is a list of things you may want to think about
- good set of knives
- shower curtains
- pots and pans
- new bed sheets/comfortor
- tv? i’ve seen it on a registry
some other things i registered for
- kitchen aid
- shower head 🙂 its awesome
- cookie sheets
- mixing bowls
- pyrex baking dishes
- pyrex measuring cups
- wine glasses
- deep fryer
- spice rack
- lamp shades
i know im forgetting some things – if i can think of more ill post again
have fun with it! get the things you need but get some things you want to – the kitchen aid was the one thing i wanted the most
Post # 11
@angeljessie54: 🙂 My husband got bored and went out to get us cupcakes while we were at Macy’s. It was a welcome treat!
Post # 12
We registered at Amazon because they have EVERYTHING and Bed, Bath & Beyond for those who don’t like shopping online. I think most places will have recommendations for things you should register for. Some places also offer a completion discount after the wedding so you can buy the things you didn’t get.
Post # 13
We registered at Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, and Bed Bath and Beyond. We had the most fun at Crate & Barrel because we went to one of their special events for registering! If you can go to one of those, I highly recommend it. You go in before the store is open to the public and they serve you food and mimosas =)
Bed Bath and Beyond has a checklist on their website: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/regchecklist.asp?
I would suggest looking over it and maybe even doing some research before you go in. Of course, you can always edit your registry online and can even create your registry online without actually going to the store (at least for all of the places I registered).
Post # 14
Thank you so much ladies!! That will really help us alot! I’m going to show my bf this post so he can get an idea of what we need too. now I’m getting really excited to do the registry 🙂