(Closed) Registry… help :(

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Judging by the number of local guests who bought us items from C&B and chose to have them shipped vs. buying in the store, I think you’re perfectly fine with a registry which will be mainly online. Those who want to go in a store will probably pick Macy’s.

Are there things you need to upgrade? Sheets, towels, toaster oven? Keep in mind if you register this far out, items will be discontinued, so you’ll need to watch your registries.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ll just say that I loved my BBB registry.  You can do most of it online if you don’t like the store and you save your guests a boatload of money.  We got tons of boxes from BBB – a lot of people were kind enough to ship them so we didn’t have to lug them back home.  It’s cool there that you can order in store and still use a coupon, then have it shipped and still pay a little less than the list price with shipping and tax.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

A LOT of people shop online these days and just have the gifts sent to your house, it’s so much easier and convenient than going in a store, wrapping a gift, and lugging it to a wedding. 

Register where you want. If you want stuff from CB, register from there! I did a LOT of flip flopping and finally it got down to the wire and people started buying off the registriesi had created and i had to just leave them alone so I wouldn’t know what was being purchased. I started with Macys and C&B, ended up adding PB but it tok me a long time to choose what i actually wanted from there, and then I ended up adding BB&B and dumping Macys in the end (I thought 3 was mor than enough). BB&B had everything I wanted from macys and then some. You could also do Amazon.com… there are so many options. I thought it would be so fun but really it was overwhelming!

Do you have a good check list? I wish I had used one from the get go, woulda made my life so much easier. A poster posted the ultimate check list awhile back and that was helpful.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@nolabee39:  Here’s the post I got it from. I copy and pasted this entire list into Word and then went through it. I’d send that but its at work and I”m at home. 

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-ultimate-registry-list

I gave this to a friend of mine and told her that before she registered she should go through, cross out things she doesn’t want/need, write down quantities of the things she does, and write in anything it misses. I think that made things a lot easier for her. I wish I had had this from the get go. I did use it later on though to pare down the list and make sure I got what i wanted. It is MUCH more comprehensive than the millions of lists out there that the stores and magazines provide.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@nolabee39:  You’re welcome! Feel free to pm me if you need any other help! I thought this process was way harder than I expected lol

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That’s tough, I understand older people are not as comfortable shopping online – my FI’s mom told me that.

We registered for a few cooking essentials at Williams & Sonoma (we live in Houston and are getting married here), but most of the stuff we registered for is from VivaTerra and AreNaturals, two green-living companies. They have beautiful flatware and dishes, plus we registered for a few other pretty things for the kitchen and the rest of the house. Your Fiance may love their stuff- I don’t think any of it’s made in China, and it’s all from sustainable materials. Both stores, though, are online-only – I figured our internet-savvy friends will be OK with buying things from online registries, and the relatives or older guests who feel better going inside a store can get us things from Williams and Sonoma. Or else maybe they will bring us things that aren’t on a registry but they would like to contribute to our new home.

BB&B deffffinitely stresses me out, too – that’s why I avoided that store. Plus I am sure most of their inventory comes from China, which is something we were trying to avoid. Don’t feel pressure to have a traditional inventory from a big-box store if you (or your FI) don’t want to. 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh, the checklists!  We sat down and crossed out most of them before we went to the store.  🙂  It was good to have a reminder that we DID want to look for a new salad spinner, etc, though. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@nolabee39:  No problem 🙂 Have fun with it – and don’t be overwhelmed. Focus on what you NEED, I think a lot of brides end up with too much stuff! My sister in law remarks all the time about ice cream makers and other gadgets that she got from their wedding that she never uses. 

 

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