Post # 1
I have done a little bit online but nowhere near the long lists that I have seen. Since I plan on sending out our STD’s Jan.5, which includes our wedding website(which has our registry lists), I have better get serious and do some real registering.
So this week I plan on going to Bed Bath and Beyond and Im stightly nervous. It seems like a daunting task!
I have looked online to see what they offer and what is needed. But it still seems daunting!
Have you registered yet? If not when? If you have registered already, how did it go? Was it daunting or completely fun? Feel overwhelmed at first?
Im sure it will go well, but wonder how it went with the other bees.
Post # 3
At BBB they give you a list of things people usually register for and that helps a lot. Don’t expect to get it all done in one session though. We got through like two thirds of it in the store and did the rest online. It’s a little stressful, but fun too.
Post # 4
We registered around the time we sent out Save-The-Date Cards. We knew it was kind of early, but since you can edit them later and we had the time over the summer, figured why not? Our schedules get considerably more hectic in the fall and we didn’t want to be anywhere near the Christmas stuff.
We registered at BB&B and I loved it! There WAS a lot of stuff, but we just took our time. The lady was really helpful and gave us a “sample list.” We didn’t really use the sample list, but we did use some of her tips about registering. It wasn’t a horrible process at all for us. Wear comfy shoes though!
Post # 6
I started the BBB registry online. I liked doing it that way, so by the time I went to the store to add to the regisrty, I didn’t feel any pressure from the sales people.
Post # 7
We started our Target registry shortly after getting engaged (April 2010) because we had so many people ask us to. We only had about 50 things at that time. Recently we started one at BBB and added about 75 more items to the Target one. We still need to add more to BBB and plan to make a few more trips there. The plan was to have them close to finished by early to mid Jan when we send our Save-The-Date Cards. Along with comfy shoes, if you don’t need your purse don’t bring it.
Post # 8
It really is fun. Fiance loved playing with the scanner gun. We had a very helpful person at BBB, and suggested a few things I didn’t think of. We had an exspensive set of nice pots, so she put the individiual pieces on there, so if we got some of the from different people, we could return them for the whole set, which is much cheaper than buying individually.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I registered a month before our Save the Dates went out. Right after our Save the Dates would have gotten to people, five place settings, all of our flatware, and all of our chargers were purchased. Some of it has already shown up at my door!
I was stunned.
Post # 10
My shower wasn’t a surprise. So I registered right before our shower invites went out.
To try and avoid being completly overwhelmed, I went through my mother’s kitchen with a notebook and wrote down all of her kitchen items that I could see myself using. This at least gave me a checklist and a starting point.
Post # 11
We registered about six months early. Definitely before we sent save-the-dates. As soon as one of our guests got his save-the-date, he got on our registry and bought us a wedding gift!
Post # 12
We registered in March for our October wedding. It went fine, I guess, but it wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as I thought it was going to be. I love to shop and even I was ready to be done with it by hour 2. I’m sure if we would have gone during the week it wouldn’t have been so crazy but registering on a weekend when everyone is out shopping is not recommended. I remember standing in a line that consisted of other registering couples as we all waited for our chance at the mighty utensil wall in BB&B. It was annoying.
If I was doing it again, I would wait longer to register. We had the opportunity (i.e. Darling Husband actually agreed to go with me, lol) in March so we took it but in all reality, we should have waited until atleast early summer. A number of the items we registered for were discontinued by the time our guests got around to buying anything. I had to monitor the registry every week or so and make changes as things went in and out of stock.
Post # 13
I do plan on going in the morning on Thursday so that is good.
Post # 14
I registered arounf the time the Save-The-Date Cards went out. I didn’t really have time to get to the store, so we did like 99% of our registering online. I actually liked it because I could look at reviews of things when I was registering. We were registered at target and Macy’s btw.
Post # 15
@lawschool bride: I am considering doing my registering all online, but I think I still want to go into the store at least one time.
Ive tried to register for towels that ate black and dark navy and it wont let me. So I think I have to go into the store for little things like that.
Post # 16
@mink: I would be stunned too! I cant imagine any of my family members or friends buying anything that early! lol