(Closed) What I Learned About Registering

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

this is very useful. we registered with macys and bed bath and beyond. I will definitely keep this in mind!

thanks!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Thanks for the information! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you do alot of shopping at Macy’s,  plan on registering there, and have a Macy’s card,  I would create a registry as soon as you can.   Once you create a registry, you get cashback (I think 5% or 10% in gift card form) on every purchase you make with your card up to your wedding day.  They hope that you take your cashback gift card and use it to finish your registry, but you don’t have to use it for this purpose.  I created a registry a few Sundays ago and placed just one item on it, so I can take advantage of the cashback.  It is still too early for me to complete my whole registy. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Still too soon for me to start my registry but this will be helpful.  Thanks!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The spoons thing cracks me up!  I, on purpose, did not register for any serving utensils since I know people seem to love buying them.  The same goes for vases, picture frames and decorative items.  We are starting a new home and need the stuff to build a new home like the blender and tea kettle so that is what we registered for.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Thanks for the tips!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for the advice! I do worry about doubles… I mean, I can return them, sure, but that’s one of those “awkward” moments that’s kind of out of your control. Esp. when you’re on the spot opening gifts at a shower.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, thank you for the tips!! Fiance and I are registering in a few days! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know I always used to buy people the “fun” things from their registries, but now that we are doing one ourselves, I know that I really want the practical stuff.  So now I buy the crockpot instead of the martini set lol

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh and if you live somewhere there isn’t a major chain that you registered at, register at a local store. Especially if there are lots of sweet little old ladies coming to your shower who don’t drive the 15 miles to the next town over with the stores  you did register at and won’t order stuff online. You then get lots of things you didn’t and wouldn’t register for without gift recipts. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I couldn’t agree more with the silverware comment!!!  No one was buying us our flatware, which is what we needed.  I also vow that for every shower I go to going forward, I will be buying the more practical items instead of trying to find a cute theme.  Also, if I’m going to be giving people money for a gift instead, I will write a check or give a VISA gift card rather than a store gift card.  I know I sound like a brat but we had some very generous people who gave us gifts off the registry.  We’re pretty much good.  So whe don’t have much use for the copious amounts of store gift cards we have.  I’ll probably be saving them for when we need a big ticket item down the road.  But I would rather have put that in savings for the down payment.  Again, I know it’s totally bratty to complain.

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