(Closed) Registry…help?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My fiance and I just registered at BBB and Macy’s.  We are in the same situation as you and your fiance.  We’ve never lived together and need everything.  I think BBB is one of the best places to register because of the 20% coupons and they literally have every type of appliance you could ever want!  I’m actually going back over there today to change/update the bath towels we requested.  I think 2-3 places to register is sufficent.  We are only doing BBB and Macy’s because they have everything we could ever want/need.  We have about 180 items at BBB and 70 items at Macy’s.  We are having a 200 person wedding, so this should be enough including the shower.  I think it’s silly when people register for closet accessories and cleaning supplies, excluding a vacuum and iron.  I went to a wedding recently where the couple registered for cleaning products like window cleaner.  I was like whaaaat?  Also, the closest accessory/organizing stuff is almost never purchased in my experience, so we skipped that.  We’ll just buy that stuff as needed after the wedding. 

Post # 5
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@TheLionQueen:  Great questions.

1. Bed, Bath, & Beyond seems to have the best policies and discounts.  There return/exchange policy is incredible.  Your registry stays up for 2 years post-wedding, which is nice if you want to purchase things you did not receive. 

2. Again, I have to vote for BB&B.  One thing that my hubby and I did was register for single pots, pans, etc. so that they’d be cheaper for people to purchase and then exchanged them all for an entire set with the 20% off coupon! We ended up with a credit for close to $100 that we just used on another set of sheets. 

3.  I would recommend keeping your registry to 2-3 places.  Select places that you know your relatives and friends have access to. 

4.  I can’t think of anything really inappropriate…except maybe panties, condoms, etc.  lol

Post # 7
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@TheLionQueen:  Just make sure not to double up on the same stuff on 2 seperate registries.  Most of our kitchen appliances, gadgets, and pots/pans are at BBB.  Our crystal stemware, vases, frames, and dishes are at Macy’s.  I have a few appliances at Macy’s that weren’t at BBB.  Also, I have an ice bucket, cocktail shaker, wine cooler, etc. at Macy’s because I didn’t like the ones from BBB. 

Post # 8
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@TheLionQueen:  You’re welcome!  A friend of mine shared that idea with us when we registered.  I thought it seemed silly at first, but it made sense since most guests don’t purchase items in the $200-300 price range.  Then, it helped us out because the individual items ended up being more than the entire set…especially when using the 20% off coupon!  Cha-Ching!  Happy Registering!  Smile

Post # 9
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One thing to check out before really registering is the registry bonus gifts… at BBB you get bonus gifts from certain manufactures just for registering for x amount of stuff. then if you complete your registry for that amount, you get another gift. Seriously, who doesn’t love free stuff. 

BBB is great for little stuff, but I did Macy’s for my dishes, pots & pans and towels, because there if you sign up for their star rewards you get a gift card back for X amount of the total purchased stuff. Plus if you have a macy’s card and use it during the time that your registry is active, that amount goes towards your bonus gifts. 

BBB has coupons that pretty much never expire, but Macy’s does have awesome sales. I think everything, with the exception of the Waterford I registered for, has been on sale at least once, some things are always on sale it seems. 

I was in the same place as you, we just bought our home and had a lot of stuff that came from college days and needed upgrading. I didn’t go crazy, but chose things that I thought would hold up. I did a post here about the highs/lows/averages of my wedding registery that you may find helpful.  I have a similar guest amount and age/income range. 

Post # 12
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@TheLionQueen: definitely put the info on your website, but not on your invites. If you have a “more information” card that you can stick info about hotels/etc on, that’s where you’d put the website address on the invites. 

 

And thank you. 🙂 

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