Our registering experience at BBB was really nice. There was drinks and cookies for us and they were really helpful without being annoying. Every employee who saw us registering seemed exciting for us to be getting married and were more than happy to help us find something. The main person (Patrick was his name) who help us set our registry up told us how many gifts we should register for based on number of guests, explained the different types of dinnerware to us then stayed available to help us but also left us alone. (I've heard from friends who got dragged through the store by an employee for hours, but that wasn't the case for us).
We had so much fun going through picking out things for our future house! Here are some of the things I'm most looking forward to (hopefully) getting.
Kate Spade Larabee Road dishes. Aren't they pretty??
Trap door colander. After you drain out the water you just pull on handles and the food drops through the bottom. Genius!
Our experience at Target wasn't bad or anything, but it was nothing like BBB. They simply handed us the gun and said to bring it back when we were done. Here's some of the things I'm excited about from Target.
Singer sewing machine! Even tho I can't sew much more than a straight line, I would love to have this.
We tried to be practical; no need to have a $50 shower liner when a $10 one will do just as good. And we were really careful to try to not register for the same thing twice (once at each store). Because really, one toaster is enough. Now we get to wait and see how much of this stuff we actually get.