Registry Ideas & Answers

Top 24 Places to Register

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Target

Register here if... you already make regular trips to this hip retail giant, are a huge fan of its big-name "designer goods for less" credo, and/or want to round out your registry with some household and electronic staples.

Cool feature: If you register in-store, you receive a welcome kit that includes a Target Club Wedd catalog, a coupon book, and various offers from different brands.

Perks: 10 percent completion discount

Check out: Home Thira teal 16-piece dinnerware set, $69.99; Simply Shabby Chic floral scroll comforter, $89.99; Giada De Laurentiis for Target 10-piece Professional Series Tri-Ply Clad cookware set, $199.99

Williams-Sonoma

Register here if... you're passionate about cooking and entertaining.

Cool feature: You can attend Store Is Yours events, during which select stores open their doors exclusively to registering couples.

Perks: 10 percent completion discount for up to six months after your wedding, during which time you'll also receive 10 percent off non-registry items. You can also qualify for bonus gifts (e.g., a Le Creuset heart-shaped casserole) when you add certain brands to your registry.

Check out: Le Creuset Signature 5-quart Dutch oven, $245; PolyScience The Smoking Gun food smoker, $99.95; Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pure 6-piece knife block set, $249.95

Restoration Hardware

Register here if... you think decorative items trump registry basics, and tend to gravitate toward European-inspired housewares, furniture, garden décor, and gift items.

Perks: 10 percent completion discount

Check out: Bistro sconce, $139; octagonal mirror, $195; vintage French cane round armchair, $349–$419

Specialty Stores & Boutiques


Michael C. Fina

Register here if... you're most excited about registering for your china, crystal, and flatware, and require a lot of personal attention (read: hand-holding).

Cool feature: Exceptional service. Registry consultants at the posh New York City store have been known to spend as much as two hours walking registrants through the options, and even setting up tablescapes so they can see how all the pieces will work together.

Cool feature: You can review all orders placed from your registry before they're shipped. This lets you make last-minute swaps for any items you no longer want (or didn't receive enough of to put to use).

Perks: 15 percent completion discount

Check out: Waterford Alana Prestige toasting flute pair, $295; Cenedese Murano amethyst round twisted vase, $514; Robert Haviland Farahnaz 5-piece place setting, $870

MoMA Design Store

Register here if...you love art and design. Think: one-of-a-kind design objects, furniture, lighting, art repros, and more.

Cool feature: Every purchase supports the museum and its programs; and yes, you can register for a MoMA membership.

Perks: 10 percent completion discount

Check out: Espresso set, $48; Nest 8-bowl set, $50; Miix spoon set (pictured, page 1), $24

Tiffany & Co.

Register here if... you (and most of your guests) appreciate timeless, beautiful, and expensive things that are destined to become family heirlooms. In addition to big-ticket items, there are plenty of vases and bowls that clock in at less than $100 good news for Cousin Polly who just got laid off).

Perks: Free shipping on registry orders of $300 or more

Check out: Pearl crystal Champagne flute, $95; Audubon sterling silver place setting, $600; Black Shoulder hand-painted porcelain tureen, $2,210

Gump's

Register here if... you live in the Bay Area or simply like the idea of owning well-crafted home décor, furniture, and tabletop designs from around the world, no passport required.

Perks: One-time 10 percent completion discount; option to have your gifts shippedat the time of purchase or after you've had a chance to review them and adjust quantities and/or make swaps

Check out: Japanese hors d'oeuvres plates, set of 4, $60; French Country carving set, $95; Murano Millefiori fluted bowl, $298

Jonathan Adler

Register here if... you're a "Happy Chic" junkie and want the opportunity to stock up on the ceramics, rugs, and pillows you've been drooling over lo, these many years.

 
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