The Registry Battle

Posted by violet on Dec 03, 2012

With less than 9 months to go until the big day, I’m starting to think about our wedding registry, and where we need to register. I’ve gone back and forth so many times in deciding where to register that I’ve confused myself on which places were my best options. So, as in many other cases, I’ve come to the Garden for help!

I’ve already promised Violet Dude that he can register at Home Depot/Lowes for whatever he would like considering we don’t need that much household stuff since we already have too much.

We also decided to do a honeymoon registry through Royal Caribbean, where we will hopefully be booking our honeymoon soon. This registry will allow people to give us money without directly giving us money. I love this option because it’s through the cruise line, which means there are no fees taken out at least not that I know of, yet.

Now, it comes down to the actual bridal registry for my shower. I’m torn between three options: Macy’s, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

Here’s my breakdown:

Macy’s – This one is pretty much a staple registry in my family. They have a lot of options as far as flatware, serving ware, glassware, etc. They also have a lot of towels, bed linens and everything else you could need for a home. Plus, they always have coupons, and no one should ever have to buy anything from our wedding registry at full price. The only downside is that it’s one of the more expensive places, and I feel like with the economy the way it is that registering at a place with cheaper options would be better for our families.

Bed, Bath and Beyond– This one has a lot of perks as well: coupons, cheaper(ish) than Macy’s and they have a lot of beautiful options for fine china and beautiful glassware that the grandmas and great aunts would love to buy.

Target– This one is on the list for one reason: I LOVE TARGET! I can’t go into the store and not buy at least $80 worth of stuff, even if I only go in to fill a prescription. It was always my dream to register for my wedding at Target because there is just so much there that I want. However, I also know that their selection is limited, and I wouldn’t be able to get my Waterford crystal champagne flutes from Target. They also don’t have coupons like the other two options, but it really breaks my heart to not be able to register here. I’m still holding a flame for Target.

So, Garden–what do you suggest? Do I have 4 registries or is that greedy? Or do I just swallow my love for Target and register at BB&B? I don’t know what to do! Help!