I am definitely looking forward to the leftovers from this dinner tonight. Yum!
So today is Wedding Talk Wednesday! For today’s feature, I wanted to talk about The Registry. Mike and I registered at one place last weekend. We are planning on registering at one more and I think that might be it for us. I think 2 registries is enough plus if we decided to do a Honeymoon Registry, it will be more than enough. I will get into the Honeymoon Registry on another Wedding Talk Wednesday. For now, let’s stick with the normal wedding registry.
The point of registering is for your wedding guests, friends and family to buy you items that you are not able to afford to get for yourself for your home. You essentially pick places that sell items that you are interested in getting and use a scan gun and scan the items that you want for your home. Then your guests are able to either look up your registry online via the store’s website or go into the store and have your registry printed out. It’s actually a great concept because you know the gifts that you will be receiving for your wedding and your shower will be gifts that you actually want. You rarely will have to return items unless someone decides to get you something not on your registry.
At Bed, Bath and Beyond, you are given a consultant who will walk around to every single section of the store with you to help you register. They will ask you what items you need for you home and recommend the best ones that you should register for. The good thing about registering there, is that your guests are able to use those 20% off coupons on everything! I don’t know about you but I have an entire drawer full of them. Take note, that you are able to use expired coupons which is awesome! I have so many that are expired that I can still use.
Bed, Bath and Beyond also offers incentives
for registering for particular items. On their website, they have a list of items that if you register for a certain amount of them, they give you a form to send in and you will receive a free item! It doesn’t even matter if someone buys you the item or not. You just have to register for it. What a great perk!
Another place to register is Kohl’s
Kohl’s is one of my favorite places to shop. They are always sending out coupons and having great sales. They have Kohl’s cash which is if you spend $50, you get $10 in Kohl’s cash which is essential free money to spend the next time you are shopping there. They have a ton of houseware items that you can register for and they sell Food Network and Rachael Ray items which I am a huge fan of.
If you register there, they offer you and your guests right off the bat 15% off items on the registry. However, if you are coupon savvy, you know that you almost always will be able to get a 20% or 30% off coupon to make an even better deal. Kohl’s also offers the incentive program
like the other stores, that if you register for a particular amount of items, they will send you a free gift! I’m loving that stores do that!
Another popular place to register is Macy’s
. I have featured the Sip & Scan Event
that Mike and I attended not too long ago. I was not impressed. I didn’t enjoy starting a registry there. Since then, Mike and I have decided to get rid of our Macy’s registry all together. I didn’t like our experience there or anything that we were looking for. We have decided to go with other places instead. To each their own. It’s worth checking out though.
I love this store! I think if I had enough money I would buy everything that store offers! I cannot go to the mall without walking into that store. Yes, I’ve been in there a million times but that doesn’t stop me from going in every time. They offer for up to 6 months after the date of your wedding, you’ll receive a 10% discount toward the purchase of any remaining registry items. And you’ll also receive 10% off items outside your registry. They also have special offers
for registering for certain items at their store.
This store is amazing! I’ve only been there one time but I am dying to go back especially since I see so many things from there in the blog world. After your wedding, they offer you 10% off all items even furniture for 6 months! You are also able to register for furniture from there if that is something you are looking to do.
There are so many options of where to register. Make sure that you and your fiance go through and make the best decision for you. You can’t go wrong with where you register. All of these places are great!
Before I go, I wanted to talk about how Wedding Channel
has come up with a list of the Top 10 Registry Must Haves:
1.) Kitchen Aid Mixer
2.) Matching Towels
3.) A Double-Duty Coffeemaker
4.) A Sleek Slow-Cooker
5.) Modern Everyday China
6.) All-Purpose Skillets
7.) A Heavy-Duty Dutch Oven
8.) A Colorful Serving Dish
9.) A Not Your Mom’s Casserole Dish
10.) A Super-Sharp Knife
So what are your thoughts? Do you agree with this list? Anything that you would add? Where is your top place that you want to register or the top place that you registered? What is one item that you have to register for?
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Eve! I will be back tomorrow morning for a quick update before I begin my cooking extravaganza! Be safe!