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Amazon Registry?

Rebecca, on September 9, 2019 at 9:42 PM Posted in Registry 0 17
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My FH is all for an Amazon registry. I would potentially be OK with it, but knowing most of my family who would be coming to the shower, I feel like it would be an absolute disaster because they would go rogue and either buy whatever they wanted or buy stuff off the registry at a store they could get a coupon. Has anybody with “old-fashioned” relatives done an Amazon registry? And if you have, have all the gifts been shipped to you or have guests had items shipped to themselves and brought them with (especially to the shower)? Thanks!

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Latest activity by Cuoghi, on September 16, 2019 at 1:45 AM
  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    We had a lot of guests from out of the country and out of state (or just familiar with online shopping) which was a big reason we did an Amazon registry. We did Target and BB&B for our more traditional guests.

    NGL though...Amazon was the best registry of the three of them!

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  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
    Keri ·
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    We did BB&B and Amazon. I know some family members prefer to go into the physical store.

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  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    We did MyRegistry.com because it syncs all your other registries like BBB, Target, etc and you can add anything on the Internet to it
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  • Laura
    VIP November 2019
    Laura ·
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    We did Amazon, and Target for those who prefer to go in a store.
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  • Lara
    Devoted October 2019
    Lara ·
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    We have an Amazon registry. Some have been sent to us and some will be brought to the wedding. It's been fun getting random packages!

    The people that will go rogue will probably do that no matter what. Or they will give you cash if they dont care to deal with a registry.

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  • Chrystan
    Dedicated October 2019
    Chrystan ·
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    We did Williams Sonoma and Amazon. No one is buying anything off Williams Sonoma. It’s just easier with Amazon. Some old fashioned people couldn’t figure it out and just gave cash. Register where you want to, but you get what you get.
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  • Carrie
    Dedicated October 2019
    Carrie ·
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    I’m on Amazon and William Sonoma. So far more people have bought from William Sonoma than Amazon... we shall see!
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  • Renee
    Super October 2020
    Renee ·
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    Register with more than just Amazon. If they have more choices, maybe they'll be more likely to buy stuff on your registry. Then again, not everyone looks at registries.

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara ·
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    We did Amazon for most of our items and Bed Bath & Beyond for some kitchen things we couldn't find on Amazon/to have an option for people who wanted to go to a store. I love Amazon since they let you have people contribute toward a more expensive gift instead of having one person buy it or coordinating among people to chip in.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I agree that some people will go rogue regardless so I wouldn’t be turned off by an Amazon registry. We were originally going to do a BBB registry but everything is so much cheaper on Amazon! I know they price match but who wants to put that added strain on their guests?
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    We have a 50/50 crowd so we went with an Amazon registry for those people who are tech capable and another brick and morter store so that people who have no clue still have the option

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  • R
    Super September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    We did Amazon and Crate and Barrel. People will go off registry regardless, whether they think they have a better idea of what you’d like 🙄😂 or find the price is right somewhere else. People who attended the shower brought gifts with them (most bought from crate). People who didn’t attend the shower shipped the gift directly to us through amazon/crate.
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    This is partially why I made a Zola registry. It allows you to add from other stores, literally ANY other store, so you can add whatever you like and if you type in the type of item you want it will bring them all up on Google. It lets you see the same item from different stores, that way you can pick it from the store that sells it the cheapest.
    For example, the china set I wanted was $148 at the 1st store but then I found it from Belk for $98. Hope that helps.


    It also allows you to specify if you want the guest to buy each gift directly, or if they just 'buy' it, which puts the money in your Zola account for you to purchase yourself.

    We have stuff on our zola registry from Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Belk, Amazon, Etsy, etc. I love that I don't have to choose just one or two stores. There is also an option to add other items you personalize. For example, we added excursions for our honeymoon on there, and surprisingly that's what people have been buying for us.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    We had a ton of old fashioned relatives & older family members, they all used our Amazon registry or gifted cash.

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  • Paige L.
    Super September 2021
    Paige L. ·
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    I think most family members will be able to figure out an Amazing registry. Even my 86 year old grandmother has a iPad that she uses regularly! If they really are confused by it, they will most likely give you cash. However, as PP have said, if you really are worried, put a few items on a traditional registry like BB&B just to give your guests options.
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  • Emily
    Dedicated November 2019
    Emily ·
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    Yeah we did an Amazon registry even though we have old fashion people coming to our wedding!

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  • C
    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
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    I wouldn't buy from an Amazon registry and I'm not old!
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