Chicago wedding planners talk with a lot of Chicago brides about their wedding registry. Your Chicago wedding planner can’t hold your hand through every step of the wedding process, but we can always send you on your way in the right direction. You need to help your guests pick out the perfect present for you. They appreciate a guide! Much like you might provide a short list of holiday gift wishes so your grandma doesn’t buy you another Precious Moment figurine, give your Chicago wedding guests a wish list. If nothing else it helps them know your style and taste and your favorite store!
More than simply providing a guide for your guests, many stores provide discounts and benefits for couples who register with them. Here are a few popular stores for your Chicago wedding registry:
Bloomingdales has everything you’ll need to decorate your home. A higher end option, this is the place to find the special pieces you’ll love forever. If you already own all the basics … look for fine china or specialty serving pieces here. Registration is painless and you can do it either online or in the store! Be sure to check out the store in the historic building, Medinah Temple on North Wabash near the Ivy Room at Tree Studios, a favorite Chicago wedding venue.
Crate & Barrel is much beloved store for your Chicago wedding registry. With many stores in the city it’s easy for guests in town and offers a website for your out of town guests. They have a wide range of offerings from kitchen to bedroom to furniture. Crate & Barrel is the place to go when you’re looking for simple, timeless and classic styles for your home and they make registering so easy! They even offer 10% off unlimited purchases for 6 months after your Chicago wedding day!
The magic of Macy’s is there all year round for your every need, especially when registering for your wedding! Many guests find comfort in a department store where they have the option to use coupons and rewards. Macy’s offers a gift guide for couples to look through in order to make their dream registration! By answering a few simple questions they can make a tailor made list just for you! Not only that, but they have a rewards card that can save you hundreds, discounts on everything from clothes to honeymoon hotels and an app so you can look through their products while you’re on the go! If you have time, make an appointment with one of Macy’s registration consultants to help you through the decision process!
Potterybarn is a specialty option. It’s not everyone’s style…but if it’s yours then you’ll find some good items: quality dishes, baskets, bedding, towels, rugs, pillows, and furniture. They give you a list of the top registry ideas including “Your First Thanksgiving” and “Your First Christmas” in case you’re looking for some inspiration or a place to start! This is especially a favorite store if you like monograms! Registering is easy and can be managed online. Because Potterybarn is so seasonal you may need to keep an eye on your choices in case they become unavailable.
This might come as a surprise to brides and grooms. Many Big City Brides are city dwellers which often means they have little space for all the gifts that a Chicago wedding can bring. Here is a unique and great option if you’re looking to register for smart and quality options. They have everything you need to make the most of your space and to solve organizational and design problems! The Container Store gift registry is a wonderful option to keep in mind.
Target is one of those stores that everyone and their mother go to. So why should it be different when you’re picking your wedding registry? Target has some of the best brands that everyone wants to buy and the best part is, if you have a Red card, everything is 5% off and ships for free! Not only that, but they have a mobile app for those that are always on the run somewhere and you can buy these gifts in any store or online. They also print out free inserts for your wedding shower invites to give a helpful reminder to all of your friends! This is also a great store to have fun with your registry! If you want something fun like a tent or lawn chairs, this is the place to register for it!
Bed, Bath and Beyond makes registering for your wedding quick and easy! Their complete checklist covers everything from plates and linens for the dining room to bathmats and towels for the bathroom. Recently they have shifted their marketing to become a go to choice for a wedding registry. They’ll offer great deals on all hte basics and a one stop shop that many brides are looking for. Your guests will love that they can use one of the many 20% off coupons everyone receives in the mail!