Registries

Hey ladies, So one would laugh at how early I started on our registry but I just want to get it out the way because  I know there will be tons of things to do later on in the year like finding a place to live and helping FI find a job here in NY, etc etc.. Anyway, I am curious to know..


How many items have you listed in your registry? For the ones that have had their showers already or are in the same boat as me, when did you start and how many items off the registry have you actually received?  

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:44 am
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janandgerald
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I started my registry in February. I agree with getting it out of the way. I have about 30 items.
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:33 am
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I have not started mine yet. I will wait until probably April to start since I have started planning so early anyway. We won't list many items since we will be combining two households. I actually do plan to give some of my items to my daughters since they will be getting out on their own. I have almost every kitchen appliance you can think of. We will add a coffee maker that FI wants and maybe a couple upgrade items. The good thing about us is most will want to help out in other ways like our honeymoon so they will just give money. We would never ask for money but they already know there really aren't household items we need.


Have fun picking out items

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 7:33 am
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@KimandBYron, how about a honeymoon registry?


Thanks! sure did! When FI comes to visit in the summer we can pick out more items.

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:23 am
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I'm getting married in 6 months and have yet to set up any registries! I set up one "accidentally" at Bed Bath and Beyond in February but didn't add any gifts to it. Lol. So, I think that's the plan for this weekend (which will be FUN).


But I can't seem to think of another place to register at (I wanna register at 2 stores at least). What ideas do y'all have? I am NOT doing Target or Wal-mart so don't even suggest those, lol. I can't decide if Macy's is even worth it. :/

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 am
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How about Kohl's, JcPennys, Crate and Barrel

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:25 am
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We registered for 110 and receieved 79 for the shower (not too shabby!) We did our's right before we sent out the shower invites and it seemed to work out fine.

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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My suggestion for the registries (and what I've heard from others too) is that even if you don't register at Macy's, people will still most likely buy you something from there. It's a good place to register at. If you have gift cards or money from returns later on you can use it for anything at Macy's! And their return policy is great. No hassle like some other places. That's my two cents :)
We did a majority of our items at bed bath and beyond and some at Macy's and we got most of items!!
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm
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So true @Uhlease! I personally love Macys for their registry items and when people get married I automatically go there to find them a gift lol

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm
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I registered last week at Bed Bath and Beyond we have 60 items on there. Then I created a honeymoon registry on honey fund. I wanted to register at Kohls but the store registry guns and computer were down and I had the hardest time doing it online. So I'm not registering anywhere else my aunt and grandmother already said they are not going to any of those two stores they only shop at Sears.
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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a honeymoon registry is a good idea. we have no idea where we want to go yet so we didnt go with that option.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 3:16 am
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We finished our registry. We only registered at one store because it took us 3 weekends to finish just one store! We registered for 265 items at Bed, Bath and Beyond!


The store's associates kept telling us that you need to register for at least 2-3 items per guest b/c that gives your guests enough of quantity of items to choose from and they'll least likely run out of options once things begin to get bought up.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 7:26 am
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yea that is what I was told too @futuremrswolter ! i havea bot 170 items at macys, 237 items at B3 and 57 items at crate and barrel. i am still building my crate and barrel registry. im just posting things we like as an option to those who want to give a little more. not expecting anything to come from there tho. i think it was really fun !

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:23 am
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It's never too early to get started, and you can always add items later if you think of something you really need. Also, it gives guests time to think about what they want to get you and plan a little.


I think anymore registries are expected so you really can't overdo it, especially if you guys are new to living together and really need items to fill a new house/life. However, make sure you put a variety of different-priced items on your list because not everyone can afford the more expensive stuff but they will still want to get you something you need. And having a few big ticket items is okay because sometimes groups will want to go in on something nice for you.


If you guys already have an established home then consider registering for things you need to upgrade or replace, or just a few items you would love to have but would never buy yourself. For us that was Keurig brewer :)


In my experience couples rarely get most of what they register for, either because people just don't use the registry or give cash because it's easier, but this way it's out there for those that want it and guests have options and get an idea of your taste.


Have fun!!

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:08 am
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thank you so much for the information! We have lots of items on our registry and i am tweaking it as the days go by. I like doing it because its one step closer to us building our home together plus we have enough time lol. glad we made the choice to push back the wedding.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:47 am

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