(Closed) registry question

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You may want to start in the next month or two especially if you will be having showers before the wedding.

I think we’ll visit one store in-person to get the registering experience, but I imagine I’ll do most of it online.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You can start anytime, but definitely a few weeks before your wedding showers (if you plan to have any). Going to the store to see products that are important to touch is a good idea (furniture and textiles) while you can do the rest online–doing it online is much easier and much faster! Start browsing your favorite stores and see which have the most products for which you want to register, and choose the top two or three.

Good luck! You aren’t alone–registering is tough. I visited Macys, Belk, Dillards, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Target before deciding on a couple, and I’m still not sure about those!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we’re getting married in august, but started ours in late november–partly because we had started getting engagement presents from fi’s parents friends, and partly because we knew we were going to be really busy in december and just wanted to get it over with! we went to 1 store, and then came home and registered online at another. then the week after, we went to see the stuff at the store we registered online and make sure we liked what we’d picked out.

Post # 6
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1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I’m getting married in June too and we did our registry in September but like other posters, had an engagement party in November, which is why we did it so early! I think as long as you do it a month or so before your shower, that’s totally fine.  We went into the stores just to get a better sense of what we were registering for but lots of people just do it online to avoid the stores…We registered at Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn but other ideas are Macys, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bloomingdales and Amazon…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We started about a week ago because people were harassing us. Our engagement party is on January 9, and I need to finish getting this done ASAP so that it doesn’t turn into night of 1000 crystal bowls.

I’ve noticed that online and in store there can be some SKU differences… even for the same items. It’s really annoying. :-/

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did one in store, but had to come home and adjust it because some things weren’t availible online (which is fine) but also said that it was discontinued. You can start any time. We did our a few weeks ago. You just have to keep up on it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We started ours freakishly early because I know I’ll want to have time to tweak it before people really start buying anything off of it. For Macy’s, we started it in-person and have been editing it online. For Amazon, we’re doing everything online (duh). And I’m still deliberating between Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel for our final store. I prefer C&B’s products, but the closest one is a 4-hour drive away, vs PB’s 10-minute drive.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We also started really early and there are some downsides to that. The biggest one being that the bedding we adored at Crate and Barrel just got discontinued along with our daily plate settings 🙁 So we had to re-vamp it. You should def register before invitations to any showers have been sent so people don’t hound you.

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