(Closed) Registry Prep

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Go through and register for anything and everything you want. If you register for one item and then see a version you like better at the other store, it’s fine. You can always go back and remove the first one from that registry (so long as you register at both places within a short time of each other).

Most importantly, make the registry about you and your Fiance. Don’t like or want China? Don’t get it because the person at the store says you should or your mom thinks it’s a tradition. If you want some crazy pattern on your flatware because you love it, go for it! You want a $400 vacuum…put it on. You’ll be surprised at how generous your loved ones can be when it comes to your wedding.

Basically I went scan happy and wish I could do it again – so much fun. Have a blast!

Post # 4
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

The good thing is you have a lot of time to refine your registry.  I’d start by scanning everything you think you want and then using online tools to either change or edit it down.

You can also learn about different brands online – but going to an event and starting to see what you may want is a good starting point.


Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really wouldn’t do anything to plan.  Just go through Macy’s and scan whst you want and then do the same when you go to C&B.  If you scan similar items at both places, just go online afterwards and remove the one you don’t like quite as much.  Just have fun with it and try not to stress too much!

Post # 7
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we are planning to register in late september, but we’ve started taking “inventory” of things we’d like to replace/upgrade. we’ve actually started to keep a little “list” (im really type A..)..things like “stainless steel kitchen utensils” (i keep melting the plastic turners lol) and “black coffee pot” (ours is from like, the 1970s and takes 20 minutes to brew) have made our list so far…

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We went crazy in the store, and then I cleaned it all up online afterward. It was way simpler to register for 3 sets of sheets and then decide later, when I had more time to be rational (and no fiance with sore feet who was tired of shooting the registry gun) and figure out which one was the best deal, since they were all great quality and we’d be happy with any one of the three.

We did that with a lot of stuff. I just made sure it was all clean and friendly before I published the link to it on our website. 🙂

Post # 9
246 posts
Helper bee


@blondeeebuckeye: I totally agree on keeping a list!  About a month before I registered, I started keeping an informal list.  Every time I noticed something in the house that needed to be replaced/upgraded or I wished I had, I wrote it down.  It made me feel much more calm to know that I wasn’t forgetting things.  Of course I saw other things that weren’t on the list but I knew the important items were included!

Post # 10
722 posts
Busy bee

We made a list of things we needed so we made sure to include them and then just registered for everything we wanted. I then went back and edited it a lot! I took off most of the extras and decorative items so we would be more likely to get the things we really need. If our registries start getting bought out I will add them back.

I made a ton of changed online after, so don’t worry too much about your store visit.

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