Post # 1
- Wedding: Warehouse of a Winery
Our date is July 11th 2015 so I am trying to decide on a registry for showers and such. I do not really want to do a bed, bath and beyond like most people in my area do 1) we already live together and have a house full of stuff, 2) my friend just got married and got an excessive amount of multiples off her registry and about $800 in giftcards to BBB and has nothing else she needs. I am not sure on the return policy but that will also play a factor. I know I sound so negative but I just want to recieve things that we will actually use and not just be put into storage (that sounds somwhat tacky but I do not mean it that way). A dillards registry has crossed my mind but I do not really know of any others. We live in a fairly small place so do not have a Macy’s here.
I have been looking into online registries that allow you to select specific items from certain stores and they all go on one list, sounds perfect except will people actually get on and look at it?
I would love to hear any registry experierences (in store and online) and any advice!
Thank you! 🙂
Post # 2
One of my friends had exactly the same situation as you..At the time of the wedding they were living together for 5 years and already had their own home and even a baby..Their house was already full of stuff…She registered at Bloomingdales; kept some things and returned the rest for the store credit. She told me that she bought some clothes with this credit for herself, and for the baby and her husband; and still has tons of money left. Some people might say that it is tacky; but I don’t care; I think it is better than keeping 3rd set of frying pans and not use them ever. On top of this, a lot of her guests knew her situation and she received a lot of cash gifts.
Post # 3
What about not having a shower if you don’t need stuff? Why does nobody every consider that?
Post # 4
- Wedding: Warehouse of a Winery
Sasha: That makes me feel better and makes complete sense to me!!!
Daisy: Mom and future mother-in-law insist on having one for me. Not to mention the at least 25 guest who have already asked where we are registered. People want to get gifts and I understand that I just want sensible gifts that we need. No need for a tacky comment, I am only asking advice on where to register and people’s experiences with their registry.
Post # 5
I registered at Target. I love the store but I do not recommend registering there. They change items each season so by the time people actually started to purchase things they were no longer in stock. Have you thought about upgrading items? Example: much nicer pots and pans, bedding, etc. We received very nice quality stuff that we wouldn’t have otherwise gotten for ourselves.
Post # 6
We were kind of in the same situation. We had already been living together for about 3 years before the shower. We ended up registering at both bed bath and beyond and crate and barrel and we loved both. We pretty much just upgraded all of our stuff for nicer ones to last us a while. We did get duplicates and ended up with a large gift card but it isn’t a problem because there’s plenty of stuff there that we buy through out the year like kcups and other misc stuff.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
We have a ton of “stuff” too, as we have lived together for about 2 years, but we are taking this opportunity to upgrade. You will never get to ask for china, food processors, pots/pans/bakeware you REALLY want, really nice sheets, espresso makers, beautiful vases, etc. I plan on selling our old stuff on craigslist or at a garage sale so we have some cash and get rid of the excess. You might also want to look at a honeymoon registry if you are really happy with your current stuff. With 25 people already asking, you might just have that puppy paid for already. Good luck!
Post # 8
We are not having a registry, but I have joked with Fiance that we could register for condoms or toilet paper, two things which are good to have a large supply.
Post # 9
- Wedding: Warehouse of a Winery
I have heard bad things about target system thank you for sharing your experience! I am definitely wanting to upgrade some of our existing things, I have been writing down items when I come across them so when I do register I am not like oh crap what do we need! lol
Yes I will definitely be upgrading some things and getting rid of our old hand-me-downs that have been accumulated! I definitely want a honeymoon fund but thought for etiquette purposes I should have options for both. Thank you for your ideas! 🙂
Thats true on the Kcups can never have too many of them! 😉 I joked with my friend that has the excess amount of giftcards saying I know where everyones birthday and Christmas gifts will be coming from!! With your duplicates did you have any trouble returning anything?? I worried about that. Thank you for sharing!
Hahahaha that is true! You would be easy to shop for girl!! ;p
Post # 10
What about an Amazon registry? A coworker of mine and her Fiance did one for more unusual items (board games, camping gear, etc.) and apparently it was a huge hit with their guests. You could also register for more traditional items via Amazon as well (bedding, kitchen gadgets, etc).
Post # 11
we registered at bed bath and beyond and macy’s and had great experiences at both. we returned things at both places and had no problems. we returned a popcorn maker several months after our wedding because we decided we didn’t like it. we didn’t have a receipt or any of the packaging and BBB took it back, no questions asked. they are awesome!
Post # 12
My fiancé and I are in a similar situation where we have most of the stuff we need. We registered at Macy’s just because we knew some guests just prefer to get gifts regardless. We’re using it as a chance to upgrade and get things we wouldn’t invest in ourselves, like nice china, baking supplies, etc. What we really need is cash, of course, but it’s rude to outright ask for that. So our second registry is at Simpleregistry.com where we can register for anything we want from things, experiences, honeymoon, etc. It pays us what our guests put in in cash which seems like it will be perfect for us.
Post # 13
We have he same issue, have lived together for 3 years and don’t need anything. We decided to use bed, bath and beyond to upgrade. Better towels (current ones are worn), better sheets (we have the cotton tee-shirt type, a finer cotton would be nice), neither of the dishsets we came in with match the house, ect.. We also registered on honeyfund.com for people to give for our honeymoon. We expect family to give physical items and friends to donate. Would that help you?
Post # 14
Lol nope! I’m sure everyone encounters the same problem so they’re really good with it.