Crate and Barrel is one of THE most popular stores to register at, and we can see why. Like Pottery Barn and West Elm, a Crate and Barrel registry makes it easy for guests to get you a gift either in-person or online since there are 90 stores in the U.S. They have a pretty great selection of classic homewares, too, which means there’s something that will fit just about every couple’s style.
But with so many choice out there these days, why should you create a Crate and Barrel registry? We list the pros and cons, below, along with the tips every couple should know before they set theirs up.
Registering Online is Pretty Simple
Once I got past a few questions and missed password attempts as well as an “Is this the correct address” prompt, I was taken to my wedding registry screen. From there I was able to easily navigate to options such as “Browse Registry Ideas” and “Registrant Favs” to get an idea of what kind of products I wanted to add. (You can also browse the Crate and Barrel Registry checklist if you want to figure out how many of each item you want here).
Admittedly the home registry screen doesn’t look as modern as other competitors like Zola, but I was able to get to where I wanted to go. Once there, it was easy to add a certain number of products with an “Add to Registry” button, and then the process became sort of fun. I mean, it’s like free shopping, right?!
You Can Add Group Gifts
After I added everything from flatware to bar essentials in my sample registry, I went back through my list and opted to make the more expensive things a “Group Gift” item just by clicking a button. This is a great option that most wedding registries offer if you’re hoping to add larger ticket items such as couches or fancy coffee machines.
Crate and Barrel Registry Perks
In addition to wedding registry tools like an app as well as a Thank You Manager, where you can track who gave you what, a Crate and Barrel registry also offers the following:
- 10% completion discount for up to 6 months after your wedding date
- Free shipping on guest registry items over $99
- 15% off Paper Source invitations
- $15 off a Black Tux suit rental
- Registry Bonus Gifts: If you register and receive certain items you are then eligible for various bonus gifts after you submit a downloadable redemption form. IE: Complete $500 or more of Calphalon products on your registry and receive a Santoku Knife and a nonstick griddle.
While the process was pretty easy to setup a Crate and Barrel registry and add items to it, I do kind of wish the website and registry section had a few more bells and whistles. With that said guests will find it easy to use as will you, and with the various perks mentioned above it’s definitely worth considering if you love Crate and Barrel’s products.
Ready to set up your Crate and Barrel registry? We picked out a few of our favorite items to add to yours, below.