(Closed) Target or Bed Bath and Beyond? Which would you suggest?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@regit45:  We registered at Target and BBB. Target was a far better experience because we were handed the magic wand (scanner) and went around the store with our list of wants and scanned away. BBB was a long drawn out process with a consultant that wanted to go over every tiny detail which I didn’t want but she insisted and was upset that I didn’t want her assistance even saying “this isn’t Target”. Target is also more affordable. so My vote is for Target.

Post # 4
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We registered at Target and had a great experience.  We also used them for our baby registry.  No problems at all.

Post # 5
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it depends on what you want at Target versus what you want at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  FH and I have a registry at BBB, and we’ve gotten pretty much everything on it that we asked for.  It was easy to set up and monitor and edit at home.  When people sent us gifts from the registry, some of them came in a nice box with ribbon on them. 

I really wanted a registry at Target, but their seasonal stuff changes so much, I was afraid what we wanted wouldn’t be available around the time of the wedding.  It’s something to keep in mind if you do a Target registry. 

Edit:  The BBB sales associate was rather over-the-top, but if you create the registry from home, you don’t have to deal with them 😉


Post # 6
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

depends on what you want. for “decor” and pretty things, bed bath and beyond is AWFUL. bad taste beyond belief. but they have LOTS of linens and kitchen stuff, and target doesn’t. 

Post # 8
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

BB&B gets my vote

Post # 9
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

this thread is interesting b/c when i was researching where to make registries, i only heard bad things about target.  i did bbb and macy’s.  bbb was ok b/c we got our consultant person to leave us alone after scanning like 1 item.  we got everything but like one thing from our registry–people seemed to like buying from there.

Post # 11
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I love Target, personally, but I know of a couple people who registered at Target and Target had a terrible time keeping track of their registry. Granted, part of it is probably on the guests: you, as a guest, need to TELL the cashier that you are purchasing off a registry so they can mark it! That being said the two brides I know got a LOT of duplicates, even from some people who said they took the registry papers up to the cashier with them. And the one registry for the first two items we wanted to buy for the couple were gone, now off season. So there was that.

Again I personally love to shop at target and they are quite affordable, but maybe try to see if any personal aquaintences have registered there and what their experiences were. Could just be our regional stores are bad at it!

And BBB has had the PRETTIEST purple packaging 😀 haha ok so that’s a shallow reason!

Post # 12
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@regit45:  I would do both Target and BBB.

I had a very diverse group of family and friends from different parts of the country, who are from a range of socio-economic statuses.

I established my primary registries with Macy’s and BBB, but I also added a few household items at Target, some sheets and blankets at J.C. Penney, and some beautiful table linens and a cookbook from Williams-Sonoma.  There is no harm at all in giving guests who take the time to seek out your wedding registries a range of options from which to choose. 🙂

Post # 13
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I had a different experience than @jigga143: Our BBB consultant just sat us down and created our registry for us, showed us what the buttons on the registry-gun did, and then never spoke to us again until we brought the gun back after we were finished.

BBB was my favorite registry (out of C&B, BBB, and Kohls) because after the wedding they sent us a coupon for 20% off of our remaining items, which we used the wedding gift cards for. Kohls and C&B only sent 10% off coupons, which is dumb because I get better coupons in my email literally every day from kohl’s. And no one at Kohl’s could answer any questions about the registry (I worked for 6 YEARS at kohls and I can confirm that they do not teach their employees anything about registries)

Can’t speak either way for Target, though.

Post # 14
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The things you would get at BBB (dishes, silverware, ect) are the same things you are going to want higher quality versions of from C&B. I would register for those fundamental things at C&B and the extras at target

Post # 15
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@regit45:  Both!

But if you have to choose, BBB.

Post # 16
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

BB&B but I really wasn’t impressed with the Target here.  I wouldn’t have been able to get most of the kitchen items I wanted, and the towel and bed linen selection as BB&B is way better.

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