Post # 1
Who has a registry?
Where do you have a registry? OR
Where do you wish you had made one instead and why?
Do you have to pay for one? I heard that you must provide a credit card incase not all the items on the registry aren’t bought. You must purchase them. Is this true?
Post # 3
We registered at Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, and Pottery Barn. All we got at pottery barn was our silverware. I was pretty happy with our choices.
We got a couple of duplicates from Macy’s, but they all turned out to be things we could use. (I opened the second cuisinart, and my mom said “You have two new ones, and the only one I have is 25 years old and falling apart!” That was an easy hand over.) I didn’t actually take anything back to the store.
I don’t know what store you’re looking at, but I’ve never heard of having to provide a credit card or being forced to buy all the items on your registry if people don’t buy them all. That certainly wasn’t the case for anyplace we looked at, and none of my friends have mentioned that happening.
Post # 4
Oh, and there’s no fee to set one up. Most stores will give you a coupon to save some nominal percent (ours ranged from 10-15% I believe) off anything that isn’t purchased if you want to finish out your china or something…
Post # 5
I thought that it was jsut a rumor…thanks for setting it straight!
Yup! From what I understand the discounts are usually at about 10%-15%
Anyone with preferences or ideas on where to register please let me know!
Post # 6
We’re going to set one up at Macy’s in January. I also want to register somewhere else, but I don’t know where. FH’s family is from Illinois and Indiana and I’m not sure what stores they have out there.
Post # 7
We’re registered at Macy’s and Crate & Barrel. We wanted Macy’s because it had the china, crystal, flatware and bedding that we wanted to register for, but honestly, I kind of hate the interface of its online registry management. It’s like completely separate from Macys.com and in general, Macy’s can be difficult to navigate because, for some items, you’ll have to click on like ten different links to find all the different pieces of cookware from a particular collection if you want to register for them all separately. It’s kind of difficult to explain, but basically C&B has a MUCH better web-management system. I am not very familiar with any others.
Good luck and have fun!
Post # 8
@JoJoBananas -I am actually from Indiana! Macy’s is a good choice and I would also recommend Kohls, that is going to be my number one registry. Bed Bath and Beyond is just a simple place to get basics if you are searching for other stores.
Post # 9
I think Macys is a bit pricey, so we’re thinking of doing it at Target and Bed Bath
Post # 10
we registered at bloomingdales and crate & barrel. neither required a credit card. bloomies actually gives you great coupons–like 20% off jewelry purchases until the wedding–as well as giving you a 10% discount for 6 months afterwards. crate & barrel has a discount afterwards too.
Post # 11
We’re registered at C+B for lots of kitchen gadgets, home decor, kitchen linens/accessories, flatware, casual drink and dining things; Macys for china, crystal, kitchen appliances and nice pots and pans, towels, and sheets; Michael C. Fina for silver (a mere 3 place settings to fill out my mom’s set).
I am very very guilty of registry stalking myself and other brides….
Post # 12
We’ll probably register at C&B and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Post # 13
We registered at bed, Bath, and beyond but will also be registering at one other place because a lot of our family is coming from out of state and they may not have one or the other local to them. The second registry is between Kohl’s and Target.
Post # 14
we are rgistered at Crate and Barrel and Wishpot.com. We are also doing bed bath and beyond.
I don’t believe you need to buy anything that isn’t purchased although many places offer registry completions if you choose to.
Post # 15
I think our 3 choice were great as far as ease of registering on-line & in-store, registry events & benefits, fulfillment discounts & ease of returns. (I would shy away from Target b/c of returns.) Crate & Barrel (registry party, free gift, 2 opportunities to use completion discount), Bed, Bath, & Beyond (coupons!, excellent return/exchange policy-they give you $ w/o receipts), Macy’s (great sales, registry party, free gifts, AWESOME bonuses/completion discount-you get a % of what you charge AND your guests spend/20% off completion discount.) I loved our registries (I just made our final C&B purhase on 12/31!), and HIGHLY recommend them. Good luck!!
Post # 16
I want to do Crate and Barrel but there isn’t one in Las Vegas. We finally decided to register on the 24th (YAYYY) at Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, maybe Target, maybe Williams Sonoma, maybe Pottery Barn.
I’m a strategist lol, I went online to find a registry checklist and then added stuff as I saw fit, We will go to Macy’s for bedding, linens, towels, etc., BB&B for appliances, kitchen tools. Target for the extra stuff, and Pottery Barn for the decor. It’s not 100% but just what my OCD self has decided.