The Registry at Bloomingdale: 5 reasons why this gift wedding registry is like no other

The Registry [gift registry] at Bloomingdales is like no other! Here are 5 reasons you'll love this amazing wedding gift registry! Get on down to Fashion Valley and meet with their friendly staff of registry experts or just get started on line with your registry and make it easy for your guests to get you what you want! 

1.  Something for Everyone:  From the time you register until your occasion date, you’ll receive 20% off a luxe assortment of clothing, fine jewelry and intimates.

1.  Something for Everyone: From the time you register until your occasion date, you’ll receive 20% off a luxe assortment of clothing, fine jewelry and intimates.

2. Personal Consultants :  Bloomingdale's registry  specialists work with you directly so you and your guests are always taken care of—it’s a committed relationship.

2. Personal Consultants: Bloomingdale's registry specialists work with you directly so you and your guests are always taken care of—it’s a committed relationship.

3. Completion Offers:  Receive 10% off for six months when you purchase the remaining items on your registry. And, pick one day to shop your registry in store for 20% off during the three months following your occasion date.

3. Completion Offers: Receive 10% off for six months when you purchase the remaining items on your registry. And, pick one day to shop your registry in store for 20% off during the three months following your occasion date.

4 .  Thank You Manager:  Bloomingdale's Thank You Manager makes it beyond simple to keep track of the gifts you receive and the thank you cards you’ve completed. It's available to you 24/7 and will help you stay organized.

4. Thank You Manager: Bloomingdale's Thank You Manager makes it beyond simple to keep track of the gifts you receive and the thank you cards you’ve completed. It's available to you 24/7 and will help you stay organized.

5. Special Events:  You're always invited to our sensational in-store events—we had over 7,000 last year—and our travel partners, including the Travel Siblings, offer unbelievable deals on honeymoons and more.

5. Special Events: You're always invited to our sensational in-store events—we had over 7,000 last year—and our travel partners, including the Travel Siblings, offer unbelievable deals on honeymoons and more.

Dishes and housewares, honeymoons or charity? A gift registry makes sense for you and your guests.

Need help with ideas for your gift registry? Read our practical and creative ways you can create a registry that is your own.

There are three major options for registering for gifts;

Traditional Gift Registry: Kitchenware, towels, silverware, home items, furniture, etc. (like you find at our faves William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Bloomingdale's and Macy's ) Perfect for the couple who will be creating their first home together. If you choose to register for gifts, consider registering through the I Do Foundation website. I Do will generate a percentage of each purchase as a contribution to charity.

Donations: Create a donation registry, where your guests can donate money to your favorite charities online and make a gift in your couple's name. The I Do Foundation offers a range of non-profit organizations to choose from; from community development and children’s charities to environmental and health-oriented non-profits.

Travel: This highly practical option allows couples to register for airfare, hotel and activities for their honeymoon!

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Of course you know that it is never appropriate to mention gifts in your wedding invitation, indeed one is not even supposed to mention a preference of receiving any gifts at all. All information about your gift preferences;  letting people know where you are registered, if you prefer money, travel or a home registry over gifts, is the province of your wedding party members and your parents. Anyone asking about your gift registry should be directed to the appropriate person in charge of gifts; usually the maid of honor- who then gives them the clear guidance they need. But make no mistake your guests should be given clear guidance to avoid wasting their time and money since no one wants to give someone a gift that they don't actually want or need.

On the other hand, shower invitations, may clearly inform invitees about the couple's registry or gift preferences. Try combining two or three of the above options to allow your loved ones to give you what they want and what you want too.

Find all you need to start your new life (and home) together with Macy's Registry

Macy's selection and prices are always great for all the home goods, cookware, decor,  dishes, glassware, luggage,  bed and bath stuff and even organizing pieces you could ever want or need. But today (January 16, 2016) Macy's is having a one day sale! Tell your guests about your Macy's Registry and today's sale so they can save a bundle on your wedding gifts.