Follow ChicagoBrideMag on Twitter

Click on a bridal registry for the inside scoop!

Bed Bath & Beyond
Carson Pirie Scott
Club Wedd at Target Stores
Registry > Welcome!

Register for wedding gifts, while usually one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding process for the bride and groom, can be confusing and frustrating. To make the process easier and more enjoyable, we have compiled a guide to some of the best bridal registries available.

As you browse through our registry guide, take special note of the options each registry offers. The "Computerized Registry" column refers to whether or not your gift list will be kept in a database and updated regularly. Stores do this to keep track of what's already been purchased so that guests can avoid duplication of gifts. However, keep in mind that for some bridal registries the database is not updated for 24 hours.

"Catalogs for Guests" indicates whether the registry has a catalog available for guests to do at-home shopping of if they live faraway from the store. "Registry Cards" are provided by some stores to be included in your shower invitations, or you can mail them separately. This is an easy way to let your guests know where you are registered. "Mail Order" indicates whether or not a store can ship directly to you or your guests.

In addtion, we offer these tips to registering couples:

  • Couples should register at a locally owned specialty store or a fully assorted
    department store. This way you don't have to register at more than one store if you don't want to.

  • Rely on knowledgeable professional consultants to guide you through the
    process. Many of the bridal registries listed on our guide have in-house
    consultants who can coordinate his preferences and yours.

  • Register for items in a broad range of prices. Remember, not all of
    your guests are working with the same budget.

  • Pay attention to special advantages offered by your registry. You may
    be eligible for fabulous prizes when you register and receive invitations to
    exclusive bridal events.

  • Select a registry with stores that can provide nationwide service via a toll-free
    phone Number, a website, or affiliates . The stores should have the ability to
    ship merchandise nationwide. This may be helpful for out-of-town guests.
    However, now that many registries are offering on-line services this may not be as important.

Copyrightę R.E.N. Publishing, Co. 2014
Designed By: Skylar Media