Post # 1
We’re trying to figure out where else to register, and none of the options I can think of are really stores where we want stuff from. We already have too much stuff, haha.
I told J we should just register at REI, since he loves to camp, and he actually said no, since he doesn’t think it’s fair to register for stuff HE wants instead of stuff WE want! *sigh* he’s amazing, but really? We barely hit a hundred items on our BB&B registry (the only one we’ve done so far) and we’re inviting like 200 people to this shindig! And a lot of that stuff was under $30!
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We’re planning on doing Target and Crate & Barrel! I have heard some bad things about Target’s registry policy, but it’s one of my favorite stores, so I can’t imagine not registering there!
Post # 4
Target is huge! I could live in that store.
Post # 5
We thought about REI for the camping stuff, but we actually ended up adding a small Amazon.com registry, as well. You can get all the same camping gear (but at lower prices and with a better selection), anything over $25 ships for free, and the best part is that you can add non-camping items as well – that way you can include things both for you and for him!
Post # 6
i really love when my friends register at honeyfund. we ended up registering there too. people who would ordinarily just give money sometimes like it, b/c you feel like you get to pay for something fun. just an idea!
Post # 7
I added a bunch of stuff to our Amazon registry that isn’t regular registry stuff – gift certificates for our honeymoon, donations to charities, things from Crate and Barrel, gift certificate to frame our wedding photos, membership to the gym for a month. Just go to the website of the item, click the add to registry button, and type a name and price. Of course, people might actually have to call a restaurant or hotel to get a gift certificate (harder than clicking to buy an item on Amazon), but I hope they will. We’re still at 70 some items for 100+ invitations, but I’ve run out of ideas. How did you get to 100 at BB&B?
Post # 8
@RachelSS – We got to a hundred at BB&B because J has a sad lack of utensils in his kitchen. And I doubled up on cake pans, bread pans, baking sheets, etc. Plus we registered for nice towels and sheets, which with sets, adds up quickly. We registered everything separately (instead of for the sets), even though sets are cheaper, because I cant’ imagine most people buying us $150 sheet set, but a $40 single sheet, sure. We can return and rebuy the sets later I figure, and get the cash back. Shady, yes, but whatever. 🙂
Post # 9
Oooh, we just finished our registries like literally, last night. (Date night was scanning things at Macys. Oooh fun.)
I should say we BEGAN registries allllll over the place and ended up closing them. I would really consider your style and lifestyles.
The first two things to start looking for to determine where to register (once I learned my lesson after falling hard for every store) for me were china and bedding. BB&B had bedding we looooved and Macy’s had the china I just fell in love with! And then, we took a practical look at our lives: we will be moving around a lot and have no tools to assemble/disassemble furniture nor do we have much furniture. We went with Target for the third one for that reason.
Don’t forget your guests, too. If they’re not technologically “with it,” they aren’t going to be able to shop from Amazon!
Post # 10
We did Target and Macy’s. They both weren’t that great. I had so many problems with Macy’s though and I would advise against them. The only thing good about Macy’s was their 10% off after the wedding, but even then I had snotty sales ladies tell me it wouldn’t work on certain items even though I had a flier from the mail that specifically said it would work. The lady wouldn’t even try the discount though. Finally she did just try it by scanning the product and what do you know it worked! She wasted over an hour of my time and I had to make phone calls from my cell phone to the Macy’s store I had registered at because this lady at this store wouldn’t believe me. Anyway, that was just one of many problems and I wouldn’t recommend going with Macy’s.
I probably would have tried BB&B next. I have heard good things about them.
Post # 11
We are using alternativegiftregistry.org. It has worked well for some friends of ours and is working for us thus far.
Post # 12
Right now we have one at pampered chef, that one concerns me because I know a lot of people like to go into a store. So, I know that we need another store. We went into BBB and there wasn’t a lot of stuff in there that we liked or wasn’t already essentially on the pampered chef registry. I would love to do C&B, but the nearest one is 3 hours away. So, people would again have to order online most likely. So, my next option is probably Macy’s. But again a lot of the stuff I want there is only online!
Bah, I hate the process of registering!!
Post # 13
Think about things like bed sheets, towels, comforters, lamps, etc. All of which we registered for. I’ll be honest as an older couple getting married we don’t need alot- so we registered for “upgrades” of what we have. Hence we registered at BB&B and Williams-Sonoma mainly because we like nice quality things.
Good luck :o)
Post # 14
@missbritt – that’s exactly how I feel! I’ve got everything kind of covered already, and since we rent and won’t be moving until a month ish before the wedding (maybe 2), we don’t know what our new space will be like to register for furniture (even smaller furniture)!
How’d you like Pampered Chef? I’m really tempted to register with them, but may go Williams and Sonoma instead. I just know that I love their mandoline slicer that my friend has more than anything else in the world, haha.
Post # 15
We had registries at BBB and Macy’s, but most people who gave something at the wedding itself gave cash/checks. The registry gifts were given more at my bridal shower. Are your family/friends not the type of people who like to give cash for a wedding? I know some people feel the need to give an actual physical boxed gift.
Post # 16
Oh, I seriously hope we get cash. Heaven knows we could use it, haha. Most of our friends and family are more into giving real gifts. I’m considering adding a bunch of crap to our BB&B registry just so we can return it, haha. I feel totally gauche even thinking about it though.
We just aren’t ‘stuff’ people!