Post # 1
So, I have read that a Walmart registry isn’t very “wedding-y”. We had began our registry with Target, BB&B and Walmart.. Walmart has to much stuff that we want and the others didn’t, it was ridiculous. Walmart now lists items from so many other partner sites that you can buy through them. Perhaps some may not think it is for a wedding, but in all reality- you need stuff for your home and most people will go there anyway. Friends of ours registered at Dillards and all of these other “higher-end” type stores for china and stuff.. but we don’t want fine china or crystal. We have no real need for it.
I might take a look at Dillards for the heck of it but, my family isn’t wealthy by any means so if I register for $300 items, I probably will get things not on the registry that we don’t need. Our wedding is 1600 miles from our home (back in our home state) and truly, there aren’t any real department stores close by. People will either have to go to Walmart or shop online anyways. Our friends from around here may turn their nose up at it because they have options.. but we will just have to take it with a grain of salt because because 90% of our guests are not from around here where they have choices!
So ladies, for any of you that are contemplating a Walmart registry- I say go for it. Especially if there aren’t any true department stores around your guests. Especially since they have partnered with so many other websites you really can get a lot of nice stuff from walmart.com.
Any of you registering on Walmart.com? Have I persuaded any of you that it just might be “okay”? I know to each-his/her-own and if your families/guests are wealthier or live near these nicer stores then that is wonderful.. but I do not think it is bad at all to register at Walmart or Target.
Post # 3
I don’t have a problem with it at all. I used an Amazon registry that I put quite a few items from Wal-Mart on. We wanted camping stuff and some tools. Why not have your guests buy them wherever they’re cheapest for the same items.
Post # 4
I love the idea of using Wal-mart! Unfortunately, living in NYC there aren’t any Wal-marts here, so it wouldn’t be fair to my guests (who prefer to physically go into a store and not shop online). But if they have what you want, you know the prices are great, GO FOR IT!
Post # 5
We don’t have any Walmarts in our area so we never shop there. But I don’t think there is ANY problem registering there. As a guest, I’d much rather be able to get $50 worth of inexpensive things from Walmart (like your whole towel set) rather than 1 gravy ladle from a more expensive store.
We have most of our items at Bed Bath & Beyond which I think is pretty inexpensive as well. I loved Crate & Barrel but the price of things there just isn’t practical for us. I don’t think we’d get many gifts if we went there.
Post # 6
Bride2bejc- So you have the opposite problem as I. =:) Pretty much all there is near where our wedding is, is Walmart. Target is an hour to two or three away, Macy’s and Dillards (not even sure if there IS a Dillards) are about two to three. Wamart is easiest and has better prices. Especially since I am hoping people ship our gifts to us, why not save them a few bucks!? =;)
Post # 7
My Fiance and I registered for about 30 things at Wal-Mart because I’m from small-town IA where there is NOTHING else nearby and wanted guests to be able to buy gifts locally. I don’t think there is anything wrong with registering there, it’s a store:)
Post # 8
I refuse to shop at Walmart because of their business practices. I just showed my AP Language students the documentary Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price. I highly recommend it! Luckily I have other options for shopping, being in a big city. The fact that is no where else left to shop in smaller cities is sad. : (
(I know other stores have their issues too, but Walmart is above and beyond…)
Post # 9
we were asked to, but we have issues with the way wal-mart conducts business and we never shop there. So anyone that asks us to, we simply explain our position and tell them we are not registering there.
Post # 10
We live right by a Wal Mart and in their home section they have KitchenAide brand products and Pyrex so I think it is a great choice. Also if you get a double you know you will find something else that will be useful.
Post # 11
ditto Sarahsd. I too have issues with the way walmart treats its employees and conducts business. luckily, chosing to shop at Walmart or not is not an issue for us as we do not have a walmart anywhere in the area and we live in a large city so have all the other options.
Post # 12
I am registered at Walmart, they have all of the same Paula Deen stuff as Target and BBB for about 10-20% less. I can’t ask people to spend more for the same thing. And it might make me a WB outcast, but I LOVE WALMART 🙂
Post # 13
Honestly if I were from a town that didn’t have any place else for people to shop but walmart, I would probably focus on an Amazon registry (although really they could buy from BBB online too!). I just don’t like Walmart as a business. Not because I think its not weddingy or anything… I just choose not to shop there in everyday life so I’d rather not patronize it for my wedding.
Post # 14
I was in Walmart today thinking
*#&@, why didn’t we register here?!
Post # 15
We registered at Walmart along with BB&B. With the economy being what it is right now, we wanted to give the people that may be having financial difficulties a chance to purchase items that are in their price range and not feel bad for not spending a lot. We figured that it would make some people feel better if they purchased something inexpensive that we had on our registry. We both love candles and things like that, so I put a bunch of stuff like that on our registries.
Post # 16
We didn’t register anywhere but I’m another one who doesn’t like Walmart. In my area it’s definately not the cheapest option. I remember the first year it opened in my home town it had really low prices, but after they’re open for a few years, far from it. What I usually find there is lower quality at not a cost savings. Sometimes there will be a good item on sale but for everyday shopping, not so much, and combined with their business practices, it’s not for me.