By Real Simple
Updated January 07, 2010
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In-store vs. online: In the more than 800 stores, experts are onhand to answer questions. At, you can update the registry anytime and use its thank-you card management system.

Return policy: Items can be exchanged in-store for a Macy’s gift card, says Susan Bertelsen, group vice president of wedding and gift registry for Macy’s.

Length of time the registry’s active: Two years after the wedding date.

Discount: You’ll receive 10 percent off remaining registry items for 90 days post-wedding.

Most popular items: Kitchen gadgets, dinnerware, and stemware.

Perks: If you register with a Macy’s credit card, you are eligible for the Registry Star Rewards program. For everything you buy with your card, you’ll receive 10 percent of the purchase price in rewards dollars to spend on anything at Macy’s; for everything your guests buy off the registry, you’ll receive five percent of the purchase price in rewards dollars.