(Closed) Registry favoritism

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

@TwoStatesBride:  Oh, this is only for the shower. Well, then chances are they will have no choice but to get registry items from the other stores for the wedding, lol. I’d just order it online if it wasn’t convenient to get there.

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I registered at Macys and C&B.  Macy’s is much more convenient to all guests.

Whatever is not bought, I will decide if I really need it and then buy it myself.

Macys and C&B give registry completion discounts.

I’m not worried if everything from Macy’s gets purchased and C&B does not.

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

We registered at the exact places you did and saw similar patterns. C&B was our most underloved of the three registries. However, I think that as the wedding approaches, it will start to even out!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

@TwoStatesBride: You know, I’m thinking part of it is also that people usually buy gifts in-store to bring them with them to a shower. But for the actual wedding, it’s much more common to buy a gift online and have it shipped straight to the couple. So, proximity to the store matters for the shower, but not so much for the wedding, if that makes sense?

Also, if your BB&B registry gets bought out, people will have to switch over to buying from the other registries, haha!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m shocked – I’ve never purchased a wedding/shower gift at the actual retail location.  I do everything online.   I assumed everyone else would as well.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

As someone who is from the midwest, I can think of quite a few BBBs.  Macys are around, but less common.  I have yet to see a C&B ever.

Plus BBB has super coupons, and you can wrap the present in store, which is such a nice touch for me.

So if I was a guest, I’d be buying off the BBB registry too.  No way am I going to go so far out of my way to buy a shwoer gift.  I agree with another PP- for showers, I like to buy the physical gift.  For weddings, I might buy the gift online and ship it to you.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  Yes! We made a registry360 where you can add items from many different stores to one registry. I have pretty funky style and we have lived in our home for 2 years, so I have already purchased a lot of nice items and it was difficult for me to select items that I loved from large department stores. We only registered for a couple of items at BB&B and they were the first to be purchased and other guests were calling my mom to ask her why we didn’t register for more at BB&B! I think everyone goes wild with those coupons!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah we decided to just use Amazon.  They have a universal registry so we can basically pick from any website, not just Amazon.  I have some sheets on there from pottery barn, towels from another site, etc.  

 

I just couldn’t use BBB.  That store makes me anxious, it’s just too much too close together.  I absolutely hate having to go in there to buy gifts for others.  If people don’t like to buy online they can just give cash I guess.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we registered at bbb & macy’s. almost our entire macy’s registry was fulfilled, but we didn’t register for a whole lot there. i found that sometimes both stores would have the same things, but the price was lower at bbb, so that’s why we chose to have our main registry there. and as others have pointed out, bbb always has great coupons and their customer service is awesome, so i think people are more inclined to go with them.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Dareebs:  How do you like registry360? My Fiance and I were thinking about using it to combine our registries too.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve totally noticed this but for our baby registry.  We registered on amazon and at target and target is wayyy outweighing amazon.  I actually expected this but amazon was so easy to register on and had everything and anything under the sun…. o’well.  As more and more got bought off the target registry I actually moved some stuff from the amazon one to the target one just to keep it having options.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@hazyleyedbeauty:  To be honest, it’s kinda glitchy and I don’t LOVE it. It doesn’t link & sync as well as I had hoped and I received 2 duplicate gifts. And guests tend to buy items from the larger stores that many brides commonly register with. If you do end up using it, register at each store individually (if they have a registry) and then link & sync each completed registry into your registry360. It works pretty well and at least guests know what we want 🙂 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

When picking what registries to purchase from I always check: shipping fees (some are free!) and if things are on sale – not necessarily because I’m cheap (I’ll leave that for others to judge) but more that I typically have a price that I’m willing to spend in total for a couple, shipping included. I’d rather buy more gifts (because they’re on sale and shipping is free) for a couple rather than buy something full price and pay for shipping on top. Basically if I’ve decided I’m going to spend $xxx on a gift, I include shipping in that tally, too. 

I know BBB has free shipping on most items! That might account for some people’s skews?

If you have your heart set on some of your other registries, maybe start deleting stuff off of your other ones?

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