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Hey there! Well yesterday I started our gift registy yesterday. Adam and I stopped by Macy at the Houston Galleria. When we got there we had NO idea what to go for! We had no idea where to start, what we really needed, or anything! Luckily, Andy, a manager is the home department, saw our confused face and spent two hours explaining the different brands. He went so far as showing us the good, better, and best in every department. He told us when certain items went on sale, the lowest prices you could see for those items. He went through the departments and showed us the best items for the money spent. Just to say that Adam and I spent over 3 hours at Macys and we might have 4 items so far on our registry. We came out of there with eyes wide open! We had absolutely no idea we would be overloaded with information! We did lear A LOT during our visit at Macys and what brands would be in the practical price range for our guests. We both feel like we are already asking them to make the expense for the trip, we don't want to look like fools if we have a $600 dollar item on our registry just because we want the best Cephalon cooking pans.

 

I know this is terribly long, but I just wanted to share my story about our experience. If you are in the Houston area, I would recommend you stop in and visit Andy. He was so knowledgeable and so helpful, I couldn't stop talking about him to my mom last night. I was amazed that there was someone there that knew everything about anything in that entire home department!!! After that experience, I think we will probably have most of our registry there since it seems like the best bargain for our guests as well as for us if we want to purchase the rest of our items on the registry after the wedding!

 

Cindy

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I agree, they have everything you want whether it be at the store or online. I think we might just stick with Macys for the bulk of our registry. We were so satisfied with the selection and the service. Not to mention our guest can find great deals there or bring in their coupons.

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My fiance and I were the same way when we walked into Macy's - totally lost!! I was clueless when it came to china and flatware and pots and pans. We had scheduled an appointment with a bridal consultant and she was an enormous help. We spent 4 hours total in macy's because we went through on our own first and then sat down with her to review and the registry was such a mess she deleted it all and we started over with her holding our hands haha. Now we feel really good about our selection. Can't wait to start having packages arriving at the door :)

 

Any brides who haven't registered yet...do your homework first! Will save you some stress!

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Here's a checklist that I intend on using when i go:

 

Fine China and Casual Dinnerware Checklist

 

* 5-piece china place setting -- dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer (12)

* Rimmed soup/pasta bowl) (12)

* Charger (12)

* Coffeepot

* Teapot

* Gravy boat and stand

* 5-piece casual place setting -- dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, soup/cereal bowl, mug (12)

* Salt and pepper shakers

* Serving platter (2)

* Sugar bowl and creamer

* Serving bowl (2-3)

* Salad bowl

* Serving tray (2)

* Soup tureen

* Butter dish

* Cake plate

* Espresso cup and saucer (cool.gif

* Accent plate (12)

 

Flatware Checklist

 

* 5-piece setting -- dinner fork, salad fork, tablespoon, teaspoon, knife (13)

* Butter knife (12)

* Salad servers

* Serving spoon (2)

* Slotted serving spoon

* Serving fork (2)

* Ladle

* Demitasse spoon (6)

 

Glassware and Barware Checklist

 

* Wineglass (14)

* Water goblet (14)

* Champagne flutes (12)

* Double old-fashioned glasses (12)

* Iced beverage (12)

* Margarita (6)

* Martini (6)

* Dessert wine (6)

* Shot glass (6)

* Highball (12)

* Juice glass (6)

* Beer mug or pilsner (6)

* Casual drinking glass (12)

* Cocktail shaker

* Ice bucket and tongs

* Jigger and bar tools

 

Kitchenware Checklist

 

* Blender

* Coffeemaker

* Coffee grinder

* Tea kettle

* Food processor

* Hand mixer

* Slow cooker

* Toaster

* 4- or 5-inch skillet

* 10- or 12-inch skillet

* 2- or 3-quart saucepan with lid

* Stock pot with pasta insert

* Dutch oven (4- to 6-quarts)

* Roasting pan

* Steamer insert

* Colander

* Casserole dish

* Baking sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins (2 each)

* Nesting bowls

* Measuring cups/spoons

* Set of steak knives

* Chef's knife

* Bread knife

* Paring knife

* Utility knife

* Sharpening tool

* Pair of kitchen shears

 

Bed and Bath Checklist

 

* Sheet set (4)

* Duvet or down comforter

* Bedcover

* Bed skirt

* Mattress pad (2)

* Blanket (2)

* Pillow (6)

* Decorative pillow (2-3)

* Bath towel (6)

* Bath sheet (6)

* Hand towel (6)

* Washcloth (4)

* Guest towel (4)

* Bath mat

* Shower curtain

* Scale

* Electric toothbrush (2)

* Hamper

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