We registered at three stores: Crate and Barrel, Bloomingdales, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Here were our experiences.
We attended a registry event, where they closed the store down for engaged couples. Although they served the weakest mimosas I’ve ever tasted, I appreciated the event. Upon finishing, we were told that we had to print a copy of our list. I declined as I don’t care to waste paper. Apparently, that is not an option at C&B. To get your registry into their system, you have to print a copy. Lame, but true.
I had only one shower with less than 20 guests. I received three duplicates. Although I laughed it off at the shower, I was a little annoyed. When I went to return the duplicates, I was told that there system doesn’t instantly update.
We had many returns after the wedding. Luckily, the company has a great return policy of giving cash for all returns, not credit, along as you have a receipt. If the amount is over $300, C&B mails you a check back in 10 business days. We were able to cash the check without a problem.
We received MANY gift certificates to this store. Sadly, we haven’t been able to use them as we are waiting to move before we buy any furniture. I’m not sure if I would register there again only because the other two registries were so much easier.
More on that next week!
A few of my Favorite things from our registry:
It can be flipped over for chips and dip.