When getting married, people want to give you something to start your new life together as husband and wife. Registering is a way to show them your style and items that you actually need. It also helps to show them what items have already been purchased. Without a registry you may be given 10 of the exact same throw pillow. While that throw pillow may be beautiful, you probably do not need 10. It was definitely something we knew we wanted to do. We decided to register at Target, Dillard’s, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. We tried to make sure that everyone had access to the stores we were registering at, while picking things in all price ranges. We set a deadline for us the be registered by and spent two Sundays working on it.
The first Sunday, we went the Target mid-morning. When we arrived, we found the customer service department and asked about the registry program. They helped us set up an account and gave us a scanner gun to use. Then we were set free in the store, left to our own devices. Although we had brought a list of recommended items to put on a registry, we just kind of wandered around like lost puppies. After about an hour of this we decided we had done enough and went to lunch. We did actually put some great things on our registry at Target, but I think we were initially a little intimidated by the process.
After lunch, at the always delicious Whataburger, we headed to our second stop. Bed, Bath, & Beyond. There is a brand new one in the area and we (I) were excited to see it. We went in, found the wedding suite area and asked if we could sign up to register. They had chairs for us to sit in while they created an account for us. Then we were given a scanner gun, and one of the store employees walked us to the front of the store to start. She then started walking us down the aisles and asking things like how many dish towels we need. When we were first getting started I asked her if she was staying with us the whole time because no one did that at the first store. She said they usually walk with couples who are registering so they do a thorough job. Without her, we would have been in and out of that store in an hour. With her, we looked at every item on every aisle of the entire store and she made suggestions for how many sets of sheets, towels, and kitchen utensils we should have on our registry.
If you have ever been to a Bed, Bath, & Beyond you know just how many things there are to look at. We even registered for our fine china there. We were in the store for probably three or four hours, but when we left we actually felt good about what we had accomplished. They have a certain number of items you should register for depending on the number of guests you are having. I cannot tell you how helpful all of the employees were. It was so enjoyable and completely took the stress out of registering. We did not have to remember anything, because they did.When we wrapped up at Bed, Bath, & Beyond we headed home. It had been a full day and we were tired.
We still had to register at Dillard’s because I had picked out our everyday dishes from one of the lines they carry. So, the next Sunday we headed to Dillard’s. We were definitely more prepared this time around and once we created our account and were given a scanner gun we took off. We registered for our dishes and other household items. By the end of our time there we were ready to go home.
Overall it was a really fun experience. If I were to rank the places we registered at based on ease, selection of products, and customer service it would be as follows:
- Bed, Bath, & Beyond – By far the best experience. The selection of everything is amazing and the employees were extremely helpful and educated on the products they carry.
- Target – Good experience, but we did not know what we were doing.
- Dillard’s – Good experience, third place though.
Registering was great and it has been really easy to check out our lists online and update them when needed.
If you made it this far in the post, thanks for hanging in there.