Post # 1
So Fiance and I just registered at Crate and Barrel (which I love, and am obsessed with). We are also planning on registering at a local boutique which is popular in his hometown and is owned by FMIL’s best friend (we’ll probably do china or nice plates there, and some decorative items).
I’m wondering if I should do a Target registry as well? I know that there probably are some relatives (especially older ones) who might not be comfortable ordering from C&B online (or might not even know what it is, haha). So I want to register at somewhere like Target for more inexpensive kitchen stuff, which would be good for showers. But we would prefer people to buy things through C&B, so I’m wondering if we do the Target registry, will people choose to go there more because it’s more convenient? (The closest C&B from my hometown is five hours away, so I’m sure people would be ordering online). If we only put small things on the Target registry, will people ignore our other reigstery? If we limit our registry at Target, then will people go to a Target and there would be nothing left on there? We don’t want that either 🙁
Or, alternatively, would it be smart to just register at Target for the bridal showers? I don’t know what to do, ahhh! I’m trying to be helpful and convenient to my guests if they choose to bring a gift, but I do love C&B!
Post # 3
Type Target registry into the search box here and you will hear some horror stories! As a guest, it is also my least favorite place to buy wedding gifts. However, it does seem like you want an inexpensive, easy-to-access registry – have you considered Amazon Universal, or are you looking for an in-store option? Maybe Macy’s or Kohl’s would work? I think the bridal shower registry is a good idea – just put a few things on it and take it off your website or however you are telling people after the shower.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
People will buy mostly from where it’s convenient for them to shop. We had a C+B registry and a Macy’s registry, and people bought up the Macy’s registry FAST (and then complained that we didn’t have anything left on our registry) before anyone bothered with the C+B one.
So I’d say, if you want gifts from Crate and Barrel, register at Crate and Barrel (keep in mind that C+B almost never has sales or discounts on shipping, and that will lead some people to avoid the registry–I’d rather put an extra $15 towards a gift than towards shipping). Register for as much as you might want so that you give people a lot of choices. But don’t pick a second place if you don’t want anything there (and if you do, you might as well go for it :).
Would BBB be a viable second registry option for you guys? I know Target’s wedding registries seem to have a lot of problems…