Broke-Ass Tag: Macys

12/12

Affiliate Disclaimer NewSo the wedding registry process is NO JOKE!  So many options and so much advice, not to mention I need to select things that I think I will like — rather love — for a long time … seriously?!

Thank goodness I have a fiance who has an appreciation for the finer things in life and was down to join me at a couple of stores to start the process.

We are deadline based people. Without a deadline, tasks on our wedding planning to-do list are at the risk of not getting done. It’s not that we don’t want to add check marks to our list, it’s just that we prioritize life based on the most urgent deadline. After our engagement party and several gift inquiries, I realized that the task of building the registry needed to move to the top of the list.

I did some research and landed on using MyRegistry.com as our “hub,” an easy-to-use site that would work for our guests who wouldn’t dare set foot in a store when online shopping is an option and our guests who MUST have an in-store-and-hopefully-catch-a-good-sale type of experience.

The website is great and you would think that all we would need to do to wrap up this part of the process would be to select our items, but nothing is really ever that easy! We both needed to touch and feel items to confirm this magical wish list, so I started doing research to see if any of our favorite stores were hosting a private registry event. Everyone likes an event, right?

The Crate & Barrel registry event was a great start! We were welcomed with a smile on a Sunday morning before the store opened. A handful of couples enjoyed a store tour and let me just say, WOW! I’ve only been inside of Crate & Barrel a couple of times and I somehow missed how amazing this store is. After the tour and overview, the sales associate gave as an iPhone and equipped with instructions, we started our adventure. Two hours later, a few tastings from the Vitamix team (who knew that a blender could make hummus?!?) and a crucial decision made to add porcelain vs. bone china, we felt on top of the world. Not to mention: we left with free goodies!

IMG_5680The Goodie Bag was icing on the cake!

Next stop, Bed Bath & Beyond. They have a really cool registry event but unfortunately I was unable to find one in our city in upcoming months. Little did I know that this would be a benefit as we were able to have a 1:1 experience with an amazing wedding consultant. Seriously, the wedding consultant never left our side and we loved it. She walked us to each and every section of the store and shared her suggestions for items, explained the brand comparisons and even double-checked some of the prices. She was a wedding registry angel! Once we were done, she hooked us up with a mug & luggage tag set, we left the store giddy with excitement.

B6D186AA-EBE3-4204-A30B-09AAF1DC5EC9#HappilyRegistered at Bed Bath & Beyond

Two stores done and we feel pretty accomplished. We still have a few more items to add, but now that we have the foundation we can wrap up everything else online … unless of course I find more registry events in the near future, especially the Macy’s Sip & Scan.

Last but certainly not least we linked and synced both registries to our My Registry account and I couldn’t have asked for a more seamless process and our guests have lots of gifting options.

Overall, we had a blast and picking out items for our wish list was much better than the individual decisions that we have made in the past.  Oh and we picked out a pretty cool blender, iron and deep fryer!

What’s on your wedding registry checklist?

 

  • 5/27

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    Clutches are one of my very favorite wedding day accessories for a few reasons — I think they’re super cute, they’re totally versatile (like, use it for all the pre-wedding parties and events well after the day) and look amazingly chic with your wedding day ensemble. Not to mention they carry the shit you’ll find yourself wanting — lipstick, tissues, vows, bobby pins, mints … your basic emergency goodies that you may not want to stick your brigade with. Bonus: If you opt out of flowers, clutches make a great substitute for something pretty to carry! Here are five of my faves for under $100.

    Etsy ModDotTextiles Ivory and Gold Clutch

    Gold and Ivory Clutch, $38 from Etsy seller ModDotTextile

    These come in so many different patterns and designs, but I’m hard crushing on the angular one in the center.

    Macys Style & Co Floral Clutch

    Style & Co. Lily Pansy Floral Clutch, $21.99 at Macy’s

    Bold florals make a beautiful statement, and will jazz up any outfit after the wedding. ModCloth Hooked on Symphonics Clutch

    Hooked on Symphonics Clutlch, $49.99 from ModCloth

    A shoulder strap makes this clutch totally versatile from hand-held to wearable.

    Nordstrom Glint Metallic Clutch

    Glint Metallic Envelope Clutch, $48 at Nordstrom

    Classic gold with sleek lines is a perfect choice for your wedding day and will be sure to shine in photos.

    Etsy DavieandChiyo Rose Gold Sequin Clutch

    Rose Gold Sequin Clutch, $55 from Etsy seller DavieandChiyo

    Rose gold? Check! Sequins? Check! Under $100? CHECK! This clutch covers like, ALL the bases of being a totally amazing accessory.

    Which one is your favorite? Are you planning on carrying a clutch on your wedding day?

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  • 1/8

    Amidst all the hustle, bustle and must-dos on your list now that you're in the throes of wedding planning sits one single little nugget of awesome -- your registry! Now, of course it's not "proper etiquette" to discuss gifts, but you're "supposed" to inconspicuously set one of these bad boys up then let it be discovered by your guests through word of mouth. Everyone knows…

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    10/29

    Happy Thursday, BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is from reader Sarah, who is searching for a Rue de Seine "Violet" look-alike for under $700. She writes: "Honestly, I don't want to spend more than $700 and am even hoping to spend considerably less, if possible. But I'd love to see anything in the $100-$800 range in case there's anything I might be able to find on…

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    10/7

    Names: Meg & Steve Occupations: Development Coordinator for a community revitalization non-profit; high school Spanish teacher Wedding location: Pearl S. Buck Estate, Perkasie, PA Wedding Budget: $25,000 ** Number of Guests: 207 Wedding Date: June 20, 2015 How would you describe your wedding: Our wedding had a little bit of everything. We had some traditional elements, but also did things our own modern way. For example, we had…

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    9/18

    Oh, guys, Macy's has a wedding shop. Did you know? No? Well, you're welcome. I stumbled upon it last week while browsing -- read, mindlessly shopping (as one does) -- and quite literally squealed in delight (and scared the cats) when I found it. BABs, She of the Beautiful Beads -- Adrianna Papell -- and He of the Clean Lines -- Ralph Lauren -- make…

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    2/12

    Before we mailed out our Save the Dates (and thus, our website info), we decided to register so that we could include that information on the website as well. We took one Sunday and registered at two different places: Sur La Table and Macy's, the former because we enjoy cooking, and the latter because there's a location just about everywhere our extended families live.  (Granted,…

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    2/7

    I love long letters from our readers. It gives me a better idea of what to look for. Val definitely delivered - here’s what she said: Hi there ladies! I recently got engaged and I'm on the hunt for a cheap-ass BUT BEAUTIFUL gown. There are two styles I am strongly gravitating towards and so far I have not found any cheap options similar to…

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    9/22

    From September 24 through October 5th, Macy's is offering a $25 cash rebate on $200 tabletop purchases from one of 26 participating vendors like Lenox, Waterford, Wedgwood, kate spade and even the new Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood. oooh la lenox! This is a great opportunity to ease the sting of buying a special couple a wedding gift, or simply to fill out your dinnerware…

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