Top Wedding Registries

April 14, 2010

Registering for your wedding gifts shouldn't be a bore! Here are some of the best wedding registries we think will help you make the most of your wish list. Most of these places are known nationwide and have the option to purchase gifts online. This is especially convenient for family and friends who live out of town, or for guests who just prefer to shop online from their comfy chair. Remember, it never hurts to register for more than one registry - have fun shopping!

1) Macy's
Let Macy's make your registering easy with their registry checklist, which is divided into different categories like dining, electrics, bed and bath, home decor. It allows you to check off which items you want from each category and print it out. Enjoy refreshments and get a free gift while you are registering at Macy's with their Sip and Scan events.

2) Bed Bath and Beyond
Bed Bath and Beyond's wedding registry offers tools like a task manager to help you keep track of things to do, a guest list manager, seating arranger, a timeline tool, a budget tool, and even a gift tracker in case you forgot who gave you that toaster oven. When your guests shop in-store, gift packaging is complimentary. For each friend you get to register with them, they send you a $25 Referral Award to use toward any in-store purchase of $50 or more.

3) Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma often has "The Store is Yours" events for registrants, where they offer time in the store after hours so you have a chance to learn more about their products. You also can receive a special gift from some of their vendors simply by adding a select amount of their branded products to your registry. In addition, you receive a second gift after the items are purchased.

4) Target
Target has a great wedding registry that also gives you the option to sign up using the same information as your Amazon account. They also constantly have good deals like free shipping on certain items, or free shipping on items over a certain amount. If you need to return something but don't have a receipt, don't worry, all you have to do is print out your Gift Purchase Log at any store kiosk.

5) Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel has a great wedding registry that allows you to browse the most popular items that other wedding couples are registering for. They also offer a savings of 10% on your unfulfilled items after your wedding. They allow you to share your registry on Facebook, so now guests can access it right on your profile page.

6) Amazon
The greatest thing about Amazon is that they have everything! They have tons of tools to make registering a cinch! One of these cool tools is a thank you list that shows everything that has been purchased, and also shows the sender's mailing address. They also give you an option to add a Universal Registry Button, which allows you to add products to your registry from any website and lets you keep track of everything in one place.

7) Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn is great about helping you build your registry. You can schedule a free, one-on-one, private in-store consultation with a Registry Specialist. They also give you a supply of free announcement cards for you to let friends and family know you are registered at Pottery Barn. Receive emails that let you know when they've added new products to their site that you might want to add to your registry.

8) Neiman Marcus
At Neiman Marcus you will find premier designers and deluxe decor. Their wedding registry offers an extensive collection of items and allows easy access for purchasing gifts online. Complimentary gift packaging if available for all registry purchases.

9) Kohl's
Kohl's offers great tips for what you need for every room, from the kitchen to the patio. They have a time line that will help you stay organized and helpful tips on how to plan bridal shower. They also keep your info on file for future registries, like a baby shower or birthday, so you don't have to re-enter everything again. Save an extra 15% on items left on your registry that were not purchased.

10) Walmart
With so many stores all over the world, Walmart is a great place to register for your wedding. They have a wedding planning guide and also have a list of top wedding items. Walmart makes it easy and convenient for you to manage your registry online at any time, or at one of their in-store kiosks. 
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