(Closed) Two Registries- same stuff…

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I wouldn’t register for the same things at different places, because then you definitely run the risk of receiving multiples of the same thing. I would keep your registries completely different.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with amanda.lynn, you will probably receive a lot of duplicates if you are creating similar registries at Target and Macys.

 

We did Kohls and Crate and Barrel. All the bedding/bath items are from Kohls, along with most appliances and some kitchen accessories. Crate and Barrel was glassware etc.  Once the two registries were created I did some comparison/review shopping and took off the items that seemed to duplicate one another. Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have toyed with this a lot as well.  We registered at Macys, Target, and Kohls.  Each store has unique things, but 80% of the items are duplicated across the three stores.  I know I will probably end up with a lot of the same item, but thats what returns are for.  I will try to stay on top of the registries as much as I can and as I see something bought from 1 store, I will cross it off from the other stores as well.  

My reasoning for choosing to do multiple items is because it gives guests the option of what store they want to purchase from.  Macy’s does free shipping if you order by phone, Kohls often runs a lot of promotions and sends coupons and Target is just really convenient for people.  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Register for things at one you can’t get at the other. If they are doubles, I’d register for them at Macy’s because they go on sale really often and you get rewards points if you have a Macy’s card.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I put all my registries on amazingregistry.com so that I didn’t have to worry about it.  I just gave our invitees the webpage to my amazingregistry and they could choose which stores to go to and what to buy.

Sometimes you just get multiples no matter what.  People may see something you registered for at Macy’s but buy it at Kohl’s because it was on sale.  But having duplicates definitely is a bit confusing, so I would try to simplify for your guests.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did put a few multiples of items that I really, really need/want and am hoping to catch them and delete the duplicate once an item gets purchased off one registry.  It’s just that with certain items it’s actually a much better deal to get them from one store but I suspect the registry for the other store will be more popular.  My food processor, for example, is $20 cheaper on Amazon, but I suspect most of my relatives will be buying off of the BB&B registry.

I only did this with a few of the bigger ticket items, though.  If the difference in price was within a couple bucks, I didn’t bother duplicating.  I think duplicating every item is a bit confusing and would get really annoying to your guests if most of the gifts opened at your shower turned out to be the same thing somebody else got you.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um, you don’t register for the same things at different stores. I’m not sure where you got the idea that this was what you were supposed to do, but this is how you end up with a hodge podge of duplicates of the same things, which is a pain to return.  Also, when people look at your registries online and see that you registered for the same things at different stores, it can be very confusing. 

Now that registeries are all online, someone can see what you register for and if they find a place that they can buy a registry gift cheaper, they purchase it and then you can manually adjust your registry, although this is doesn’t happen often.  Putting the same things are different registries doesn’t really help with people buying your items at a cheaper price, they will do that anyway if its an issue for them.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I would highly recommend against registering for the same items at multiple stores.  We were invited to a wedding where the bride had four registries with essentially the same items on each.  This left me frustrated by the repetition.  We ended up going off registry and sending a gift card to one of the registry stores.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@FallFlowers – YES!!  That is exactly what I have done too.  I’m really type A with my registries and when I see this kind of thing with other people, it REALLY bothers me.  I also just send a gift card since the registries are all screwed up.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not sure I would register for the EXACT same things at both stores, but I think it is natural to have some duplicates ~

For instance, we registered for a vacuum cleaner at two of our three stores. They were the same brand but at different price levels – we did it on purpose and just wanted to give our guests a range. We also double registered for a few other things, some linen-ish things and some kitchen gadgets and serving stuff; but we also took advantage of the diversity of the stores we registered at …

In short, I think you can register duplicates – but maybe have them be intentional and consider adding some diversity that can be specified by your stores.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My feeling is that for example, all three of our registry stores carry the china we want.  It doesn’t matter to me where the guests get it from, whatever is easiest to them.  I don’t really care what type/brand of iron we get, as long as its an iron.  I’m sure there may be some headache in there, with duplicates but I would hope that it saves guests some $ and time.  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I actually did this, and I didn’t really get duplicates of many things.
The reason I did was I found that a lot of people wanted to shop at Target, but I wanted more things at Macys & Crate & Barrel.  So, for certain things like glassware, bakeware and some utensils, I registered for them at all 3 places. I made sure to stay on top of the registries and would take things off of one if I noticed I got it from another place.

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