(Closed) Should I make a list of things to put on registry?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

We had a pretty good idea of what we wanted.  We had the same thing going in – if we registered for something at one place, and then saw the same thing that we liked better at another, we registered for it and went home to update the first registry.  Most stores now (at least the regular registry places) give you the ability to update online at home, so it makes it so much easier to edit!  Just keep track of changes that you want to make so you can keep it organized!

That being said, it is a good idea to go in with an idea of what you want to make the process easier and faster!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Make a list! I just wrote a blog about this actually! 🙂

Post # 5
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i made a list of must have things. and if i found something that i liked better at one place that i already registered for, i wrote it down so i would remember to go online and take it off the other registery.

Post # 6
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely make a list.  The way we did it was a bit confusing for me at first but it worked out in the end.  I went to the stores with the list of the things we definitely wanted.  I scanned the things I liked at one store, then went to another.  If there was something that I liked better at the second store, I scanned the item and made a note of it.  So when I went home I was able to make the adjustments.  I just took whatever it was off of the first registry.  Does that make sense? 

Post # 7
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Before we registered at BB&B I made a dummy “wish list” on their site to keep track of stuff we liked or thought we’d need. A lot of those things – esp the china – can get confusing so I added the ones I thought I’d like best to the list so we could check em out in person. I printed up the list before we went so I wouldn’t forget anything.

For Pottery Barn, I actually started the registry online & we’re planning on going into the store later to edit stuff.

Edit: We were going to register at Macy’s or Bloomingdales too but once we got to BB&B we saw that they had the same things, but cheaper and people can use the 20% coupons so we just nixed the idea of a 3rd registry.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Make a list!

Here is the link to the list that I used. I liked it because it’s very complete. I copied this list in Microsoft word and then I added and erased items to tailor the list to what we needed. http://www.heidzillas.com/2008/12/16/guest-blogger-bride-to-be-tara-talks-about-registering/

My other piece of advice is not to stress too much over registering when you are in the stores. We tried to follow our list, but then went home and edited our registeries online to make sure they made sense 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used the list from the Real Simple Weddings guide as a starting point. I wouldn’t go off of the lists they give you at the store – they are designed to get you to register for EVERYTHING THEY SELL!

Otherwise, if we saw something cheaper for the same item at one of our other stores, we registered for the cheaper item. You can always go back and edit. And, if you don’t find something you want at a retail store, look into getting an Amazon registry. You can register for just about anything there. They even have a universal registry feature where you can register for anything on the internet!!

Post # 11
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1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Ooh, someone else suggested it — list from Real Simple Weddings is awesome! Go to Target and pick up a copy 🙂

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