(Closed) walmart registy=tacky?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think it would be t*cky.  More choices are better!!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would register for the appliances at the store that you liked the appliances best. And if they all have the same or comparable appliances, register for the one’s at the store with the best price.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know.  My Mom loves Wal-Mart and pretty much goes there and socializes with people in the neighborhood. She hates Target.  She thinks Target is too expensive.  However, there are other people on my side and my FI’s side that would think this is tacky.  I like the idea of Sears or JC Penney instead.  They have a lot of kitchen items for an affordable price.

I went with Target.  It probably depends the most on your family and friends.  I have a feeling that my Mom’s side shower will look at the Target registry and just go find something they like a wal-mart anyway. 

Post # 21
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nah, go with it! Walmart has great prices! Plus, I’ve noticed that some people register for an item at, say, Macy’s that is X dollars…that same item is a lot less at Walmart. Sometimes I buy it at Walmart and bring it to the reception anyways! Who doesn’t love a bargain? I registered at Macy’s and felt silly knowing I registered for a $100 espresso maker (which i can’t wait to have!) and then i saw the same one (same freakin’ brand) at Walmart for about half that. Grrrr. Stuff is stuff! Don’t worry about people putting their nose up.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think it’s tacky at all as long as you don’t register for things like Doritos or condoms.

In my hometown, Wal-Mart is WHAT THERE IS. Many of the people who will attend my wedding aren’t going to want to drive the hour to the nearest town just for my wedding gift. And since many of the areas they live in only have dial-up internet still….

 

Also, I think it’s very considerate toward your guests for you to register at a place that’s a little more budget friendly. Not everyone can afford Crate and Barrel, especially during a recession.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know that Target just changed their return policy and now let me tell you it is amazing!!!  I know I’m one of the few who’s had a good experience with target registry returning.  Their new policy is that if someone bought something off your registry you can return it instantly and without recipt.  You only have to print the list of your purchased item (can be done in store at the kiosk computer) and they’ll take anything back.  It was great!!!

I would reconsider Target.  Just make sure you keep checking it for items that got discontinued or not sold in stores etc.  Their online only portion of the registry is HUGE, with stuff you’d never think to get in store (camera lenses, much larger selection of electronics and furniture).

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not a huge fan of Wal-Mart, but we chose to register there for the convenience of our guests. We didn’t want them to feel like they had to buy us incredibly expensive stuff and we knew that all our guests would have access to a Wal-Mart. I’ve heart Target is similar, though.

And we did have a few guests that didn’t like Wal-Mart and bought us gifts elsewhere, which was just fine, too 🙂

Post # 25
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Busy bee

I have to be honest.  I think that Wal-mart’s quality is an issue.  When I buy wedding gifts, I want the gift to be something that won’t need upgrading.  I want the bride and groom to have the option of having it for life.  There aren’t many things that I think you can find in Wal-mart that are that kind of quality.  Yes, they have sheets and towels… but the ones at the department store may be made better or have more fabric or be plusher.  I might purchase something simple like a kitchen set or pyrex at Wal-mart, but other than that I’m not likely to even look at a Wal-mart registry.  My town has a Wal-mart, and a couple of smaller department stores with very limited household merchandise…so I understand what you are concerned about with your guests needing to travel to shop, but my guess is that many of them are already travelling to shop.  In my area, most people go 45 minutes away to a larger outlet mall or 60 to 80 miles away to reach a metropolitan region for more shopping.  With internet shopping online, bridal registries make it easy to view the things you need vs. the items available locally, and gift receipts make returns even easier. 

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