(Closed) Registry Woes

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we registered at BBB and Macys and I’ll be doing Kohls too I think. We have 200ish people on our list also. 

I was fine picking out most stuff, because like you, we’ve been living together for 2 years already and had everything, now, it’s just upgrading, but as soon as I hit linens and towels, I hit a wall. Mostly, I think it’s because we just bought a house before Christmas and I haven’t painted the bedroom or bathroom yet so I don’t know what I’m looking for to match. And of course, my friend who does interior design reminded me to pick out the linens I like first then match the paint, so that’s where I am now.

 

I’ve been adding stuff online because it’s way easier, but I do need to go back out to select fine china, new pots and pans, and my linens so I can get a feel for them. *sigh* 

Post # 4
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are registering at 3 places and are thinking of doing a honeymoon registry as well. We registered at Target this past week and we did at the Great Indoors a few weeks ago and still want to register at Kohls. Fiance chose Great Indoors, but we have since decided that we are going to not tell people about that one and instead we are now going to do Bed, Bath and Beyond, because the stores are more convenient for people and they have coupons as well.

 

Just make sure you have enough items at those places for 200 people and you should be fine.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We originally had the majority of our items at Bed Bath and Beyond and a few items (mostly electronics) at Target. 

We added Amazon to show what we needed from Ikea and a few kitchen things I couldn’t find anywhere else (I used to be a pastry chef and am very particular about some things!)

I thought we were good, with about 99 items for invite list of 170.  Then we decided we really did need new dishes, so added Crate and Barrel just this week.  There are like 120 things on that one alone, but it includes 12 place settings, glassware and some serving pieces, with only 1 item over $25.  (By $2!). 

I wouldn’t register for anything more than you can really use, but if you feel like it isn’t enough items or options, maybe consider a honeymoon type registry?

If you look back on the gifts board you should see more posts about breakdowns of registries.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’ve just registered at marriagegiftlist.com as it combines lots of different stores, rather than just the one. We’re only having 60 people at our wedding, and we’re trying to keep the cost down, so instead of gifts we are asking people to do personal favours for us e.g. help make invitations, help make decor, etc. But we set up a small gift list with just a handful of items, as we know that guests from Out of Town won’t be able to help us with the wedding planning, and also that even after the personal favours, some people won’t turn up at the wedding empty handed.

2 places is probably enough, but it depends how many items you’ve got. I’d suggest signing up with a company that spread across several stores, so that you aren’t limited in your choices. marriagegiftlist.com do include Amazon on their gift sites by the way x

Post # 7
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Crate and Barrell has great stuff too!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s more about how much “stuff” is on your registry, rather than how many places you selected to register.  We are planning on having 150 guests, and we registered at 4 places – Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel.  Each store had different things that I wanted for our home, and so I figured it couldn’t hurt to have items at different stores.  It also gives guests options : ) 

Post # 9
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re registering at Macy’s and honeyfund.com. That’s it. We really don’t need much stuff and won’t even have enough items on the Macy’s registry for everyone. (We’re having 150.) BUT, I also know a lot of my guest just give cash.

 

Post # 10
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4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@tvwedding2011: Same as you! BB&B and Amazon. I think two registries is fine as long as there’s enough on each of them.

Post # 11
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I kind of feel like we are in the same situation, I have a BB&B and a Potterybarn one for the completion discount, but ultimately, we did a “wish” registry for some honeymoon extras and big ticket items for our house we are doing some work on.  We are using http://www.uponourstar.com and so far, I am really happy- we have some furniture on there to complete are kitchen/dining and I think it will be paid for!  That is way better than a place setting to me 🙂  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@sonj818: I honestly thought I was the one who wrote your post because it’s exactly what I’d written sometime earlier today. Anyhow, it’s only Macy’s and Honeyfund for us. Most of our guests give cash anyways.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re doing BB & B for kitchen appliances and our china, Crate and Barrel for everyday dishes and other cute stuff, and Amazon for random stuff.

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