I started out with more than I have now..
We initially did BB&B. There are multiple stores in StL where I’m from, and they have 1 in the area where most of our college friends are from, too.
Next we did Target, but most of the stuff I’d want there that isn’t at BB&B is more decorative stuff.. BUT, Fiance and I are moving sometime between mid-May and mid-June, and have no idea at this point where we’re moving (we have 1 area in mind that we’re really really hoping for, but depends if I can find a job there!) and don’t know what our space will look like, so it’s kinda hard to pick stuff out to coordinate when we plan on buying new furniture etc but don’t know exactly what yet. But decided to keep it anyway because I found some really cute everyday dinnerware that I liked.
After Target came Macy’s. I don’t shop at department stores often (mostly because I’ve lived in two college towns for the last 6 years for undergrad & grad school, so department stores have always been at least a 30 min drive at the mall), but my dad thought it would be a good idea to register there, and I think a lot of the older relatives like Macy’s.
After Macy’s came Crate & Barrel. C&B was a suggestion from my dad, too since they have a lot of nice things. THere’s 1 in St Louis and I was in the area meeting up with college friends who were in town 1 night, and they were running late. Went into C&B to kill time, and found a lot that I liked, so I thought eh why not make a registry?
Once I did C&B, I tried moving stuff from Macy’s onto either the BB&B or C&B registries that were similar, thinking I’d just delete Macy’s & replace with C&B. THen I decided later that C&B wasn’t as convenient to get to for all my family as Macy’s as there’s only 1 in the whole city, so I nixed that, and kept Macy’s.
Then decided I wanted to do Amazon for a few random things, as well as the more expensive things on our other registries (ie dinnerware) so people could choose whether they wanted to save & buy online or stick with buying in stores (I’ll check the registries periodically to update/remove quantities if some have been bought on 1 site vs the other).
Felt like BB&B, Target, MAcy’s, AND Amazon was a bit much, so I did end up deleting Target. The dinnerware was the only thing on there that I really liked & couldn’t get at the other stores, but then I fell in love with Chirp & in hopes of getting more of that, I only registered for that & not additional everyday dinnerware too.
SO, to sum it all up.. BB&B, Macy’s, and Amazon, after a month or so of changing my mind all the time!