(Closed) Where did you register and why?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

One of mine will be at Amazon.com for sure.

This is because you can see reviews on products, which is a huge plus for me when I’m spending some dough on a product.. I want it to be good! 🙂

Plus, many items offer free shipping and your guests will be able to easily order online.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

macy’s–convenient for most people

williams-sonoma–i’m a self proclaimed kitchen junkie and foodie

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are doing Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon. We found all of the kitchen and bath stuff we wanted at Kohls and BBB, and both of those stores have enough locations for our guests to easily shop there. Amazon is just a few random things that we like and can’t really get at most stores, but I don’t really think we’ll have a lot of people shopping from that one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We did BB&B for all our household stuff because it is normal and easy for most.  We also did Sears so we could register for tools and other things we need for around the house. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We went with 3 registries:

~Crate and Barrel: I love their stuff

~Bed Bath and Beyond: A little more reasonbly priced on more basic things.  Plus, they have a lot of additional options.  It’s also very convenient and people love their coupons

~Sears: We wanted to register for some tools and outdoor stuff.  I started with Amazon but was afraid that no one would buy things from an online-only retailer.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

– BB&B, because I love that store!

– Crate & Barrel for the stylish things

– Macy’s as per FMIL’s suggestion because “BB&B is too expensive and Macy’s always has something on sale!”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

BB&B and Kohl’s

FI’s family is from a smaller town and those are the only two big department stores they have there (besides Dillard’s). I didn’t want to register at a store they didn’t have locally. I felt that was kind of rude and only gave them one option to shop at.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

crate and barrel: we loved their dishes and glassware

bed bath and beyond: easy, accessible for all guests,  20% off coupons, and they have a huge selection. they also have 2 year returns for registry items, even if they’re used!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

BBB and Amazon.com

 

with amazon you can register for any item on the internet. it’s awesome!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did Target and Macy’s. I honestly registered there because:

– Target: I LOVE target. Everything is cheaper than at Macy’s, so I can register for my friends with smaller budgets.

– Macy’s: Because my mom said ‘I would never buy a wedding present from TARGET.’ So I had the feeling a lot of people her age coming to the party would feel the same way. And this way we could register for $40 stemware and not feel so bad. 

P.s. If I had more affluent family, I would FOR SURE register at Williams Sonoma. I love love love that store. But I would probably only get a bowl if that’s where I registered 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have:

JC Penny’s because they have some stuff we like

Khols because I love that store

and (don’t judge 😉 WALMART!! Because I know for a fact the majority of people coming to our wedding shop at walmart so why not tell them what we would like from there?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Crate and Barrel and our family friends jewelry store that also has fine china and other kitchen ware. I love crate and barrels stuff

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re in Canada so we picked The Bay and Home Outfitters. We picked them because the stores are part of the same company, there’s a Bay in pretty much every town, and its kind of the traditional place to register out here.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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!

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