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FI and I are starting to think registering - we are definitely going to register at Macy's (BTW - does anyone know if Macy's offer a buy out coupon at the end for the things that are left and for how much?) but FI really wants to register at either Home Depot or Lowe's for some tools and outdoor type stuff.

 

Has anyone registered at either one and do you have any positive / negative experiences or preferences?

 

I also really want to register at Crate & Barrel but i think 3 places may be too many - we are only inviting 90 people and expect about 30 when all is said and done...i really don't expect too many gifts but a girl can dream about shopping, shopping, shopping...smile120.gif

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I don't know about home depot vs. lowes in terms of registry experience, but honestly, if you want to register at 3 places, GO FOR IT!!!! I registered at a few different places (mainly because it was a sneaky way to get % off coupons for registry fulfillment!), but it was also helpful because people have their own preferences of where they like to buy things from (even online ordering) so it expanded that option for them.

 

One of the places I registered at was C&B. You get a registry fulfillment coupon from them as well, so if anything, at least you can use it to buy a few things you like but didn't get.

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macy's gives you 10% off but if you go about two weeks after the wedding you get a special 15% coupon (I think those are the #'s) plus there are always sales on home stuff.

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FI and I are starting to think registering - we are definitely going to register at Macy's (BTW - does anyone know if Macy's offer a buy out coupon at the end for the things that are left and for how much?)
I hated Macy's. Registering there meant dealing with an annoying wedding registry coordinator. She was unhappy we didn't want fancy china the first day. The scanner didn't work exactly right. We only chose about 5 things that day. Everything we registered for was at least 20% cheaper at Linen's N' Things when we went there the next day. We just never went back to Macy's. I kept watching them and the prices go up and down almost every week. I know it's not my money, but I'd rather my guests get the best value they can and either save some cash, or buy us more stuff!!!smile123.gif


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but FI really wants to register at either Home Depot or Lowe's for some tools and outdoor type stuff.
I think it's a great idea. nothing makes opening the gifts more fun at a shower or after the wedding than knowing that you might get something for "him." Plus, having some good tools around the house save money and frustration in the future... I'm a Home Depot fan more than Lowe's but I couldn't tell you if their registry programs are identical or not... We just ended up using myregistry.com and picking and choosing things from both of those places and a bunch of others... We also registered for 10 - $50 HD gift cards on there.

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I also really want to register at Crate & Barrel but i think 3 places may be too many...
We thought about Crate & Barrel too, but ended up just choosing what we liked from there and putting it on our myregistry.com site. I love that place! But if you're not into using that, then I don't think that 3 is too many at all...

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Personally, I prefer Home Depot; but, I don't know anything about their registry.

 

I registered at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. I can't find bedding at either place that I like, so I'm thinking of registering somewhere else too. I thought 3 was too many for a DW, but it seems like a lot of people do it, so I'm not too worried about it.

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I thought 3 was too many for a DW, but it seems like a lot of people do it, so I'm not too worried about it.

I don't think so. Plus, if you're having any showers or a reception afterwards, your registries are good for that too... Everyone I've talked to says register, and register for a lot... It's nice to give your guests options, and if you don't register for enough, people will buy you what THEY think is nice... Who knows what you will think of it.

Like I've said before, I love the MyRegistry.com - All Stores at One Registry site and it allows for registering at as many places as you want...

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I don't think so. Plus, if you're having any showers or a reception afterwards, your registries are good for that too... Everyone I've talked to says register, and register for a lot... It's nice to give your guests options, and if you don't register for enough, people will buy you what THEY think is nice... Who knows what you will think of it.

Like I've said before, I love the MyRegistry.com - All Stores at One Registry site and it allows for registering at as many places as you want...

I just thought with less people coming to the wedding than if it were at home, that 3 may be too many. But with my shower and whatnot, I'm sure you're right. I never heard of myregistry.com, I'll have to go check it out...thanks!

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We registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and at Home Depot (it was a toss up really between HD and Lowes but we went with HD) and left the Home Depot registry open for just gift certificates if anyone wished to get us one there (since we're moving into a new house right after the wedding and will be frequent shoppers of HD). FI is very excited at the prospect of anyone possibly getting us gift cards for HD and actually, so am I. We kept both of our registries relatively practical.

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I just thought with less people coming to the wedding than if it were at home, that 3 may be too many. But with my shower and whatnot, I'm sure you're right. I never heard of myregistry.com, I'll have to go check it out...thanks!
There's a pretty good post about it that evolved from a post on registering for honeymoon stuff...

Here's my two cents, but the whole post is worthwhile.
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...tml#post131402

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