- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not to even HAVE a registry for our wedding, but after giving it some thought, there are quite a few things that FH and I could use. I mean, we have pretty much all the basics, but they’re all old/worn stuff we’ve been using since our college years. I had thought about having a charity registry, and am still thinking about including it, but people seem to have mixed opinions about those.
Here’s where I need some help, though – I’m having some trouble deciding where to register, and whether to register at individual stores or just have one universal registry online.
Right now I’ve set up an online registry at myregistry.com. From my side of things it’s super easy to use, but I’m afraid that my guests may not like it or know how to use it. About half our guests are younger and tech savvy, and about half aren’t. So I’m thinking it would probably be good to have at least one traditional registry at a brick-and-mortar store. (Even if I don’t use myregistry.com, I might keep it around as a personal “wish list” kind of thing since it is nice to see everything on one list.)
About half of my guests live in either my city or a nearby city, with fairly easy access to lots of stores, malls, etc. However, most of my and FI’s family live in very rural areas where getting to a mall would mean several hours of driving. Also, my personal rule for the registry is to not include gifts that I would feel uncomfortable spending my own money on (basically nothing much over $50), so places like Macy’s are out.
I’m thinking about registering at Bed Bath & Beyond for my in-town guests, and JC Penny for my more rural guests since there are JC Penny stores located within pretty easy distance of them AND they have several items that I like (dinnerware set, sheets, etc). I had thought about Wal-Mart, but there isn’t much that I like there. I’m also considering adding an Amazon registry for things I can’t find at either BBB or JCP (a coaster set I like, canisters, small stuff like that), and a few things from other random places (Bybee pottery) through Amazon’s universal registry.
Do those registries sound reasonable? Is three too many?