(Closed) Where did you register?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Where did you register? (Comments below on why I should/n't follow your example)
    Bed Bath and Beyond : (34 votes)
    22 %
    Target : (18 votes)
    12 %
    Macy's/other department store : (39 votes)
    25 %
    Williams Sonoma : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Pampered Chef : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Pottery Barn : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Crate and Barrel : (28 votes)
    18 %
    Amazon universal registry thingy : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Honeymoon registry : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Target is huge! I could live in that store.

    Post # 5
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    Member
    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    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
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 # 9
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    1982 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are using alternativegiftregistry.org.  It has worked well for some friends of ours and is working for us thus far. 

    Post # 12
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 # 15
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    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    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.

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