In-store vs. online: The benefit of registering at one of the 40 stores is that a registry consultant can help you shop. The website, bloomingdales.com, allows you to manage the registry anytime.
Return policy: Items can be returned for store credit, says Joanna Kartalis, registry director at Bloomingdale’s.
Length of time the registry’s active: Indefinitely. You can keep it open to use for future occasions such as housewarmings and anniversaries.
Discount: For six months after your wedding date, you’ll get 10 percent off remaining items, as well as periodic special promotions that offer additional discounts. At the one-year mark, you’ll receive 20 percent off anything left on your registry.
Most popular items: Tabletop china, crystal, and silver.
Perks: The entire time your registry’s active, you’ll get 20 percent off all fine jewelry at Bloomingdale’s. Plus, you can take advantage of the company’s partnership with The Leading Hotels of the World. Staying in one of the hotels earns you a complimentary couples massage, dinner for two, champagne, membership in a travel club, 5000 Delta Sky Miles, and triple rewards points.