My Aunt Teresa is very, very generously throwing my cousin Ellie and I a joint bridal shower in February, as Ellie and I are both getting married this summer. Ryan and I weren't planning on registering for a while, since we didn't want to worry about seasonal items disappearing, but with this shower coming up we really needed to.
So, we decided on Macy's and Target and headed out Friday night as soon as I got in to St. Louis to register for enough items for the shower, with the game plan to add more stuff to the registry when the wedding gets a little closer.
Note to everyone: Never let your fiance enter in the registry information while you wander around the "dollar spot." Just don't do it, especially if your partner can keep a completely straight face while misbehaving.
Ryan started the registry at the little kiosk. You had to enter a ton of really repetitive information and the keyboard sucked, so it was taking awhile. We entered in shipping addresses, his info, my info, etc., and I hit enter on the touch screen to complete the registry. Right as I hit enter, Ryan gets all mad and says I "hit enter too soon, I needed to change something." I looked at him and said, "what do you need to change?" and he just said to "read the sheet, you'll see it." I picked up the sheet that had printed out with our registry info and immediately that he had registered himself as Ryan HisLastName and me as Stacy Poopypants.
He was laughing and soooo proud of himself. The lady at the service desk told us it was easy to change on Target.com, but for a couple of hours, we were registered as Ryan HisLastName and Stacy Poopypants.
The moral of the story? Supervise your fiance when he inputs the info.
I had to act mad about it but, what can I say, it was absolutely hysterical.
We registered for lots of Pyrex, and some odds and ends, nothing big. Target was more of a fend-for-yourself kind of a deal, which was fine with us. The scanner gun was really easy to use and it's easy to edit the registry online.
The next day we registered at Macy's. The people there were beyond helpful, but a tad on the pushy side...they kept urging us to register for multiples of things we really only wanted 1 of, so we did it just to shut them up and now we need to delete a few items. Macy's had a huge selection and we found some bedding we both really like. We're waiting on most of the "big" stuff, like flatware, pots and pans, and dishes until the wedding gets a little closer.
Macy's scanner gun kind of sucked, though. You couldn't go back and look through what you had registered for, you had to wait until the end when you turned the gun back in.
Anyway, I'm glad we got the registries set up and going....that way, we can just add to them when the wedding gets closer. We also want to wait and see if they come out with any new stuff in the spring. We're thinking about adding a 3rd registry since we have sooo many guests, but we aren't sure yet. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond or Crate and Barrel?
Where did you register? Did you end up getting random stuff that definitely wasn't on your registry?