Wedding Wednesday: Free In-Store Wedding Registry Events to Attend

Recently, Adam & I attended registry events at Easton Town Center for the two stores we’re registered with, and I highly recommend it!

Of course you can create and add to your registry online, but in-store events are a fun way to try out products, talk to an expert, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and maybe even leave with a gift. Plus, they are free to attend! Here are a few stores that offer registry events:

Crate & Barrel

We attended an early Saturday morning event that was held before the store opened to the public, so we had the place to ourselves to explore. The event coordinator provided us with a list of typical registry items as a guide, and we downloaded the app so we could scan bar codes for our favorite items that automatically added to our registry account.

All attendees leave with a gift of two Crate & Barrel stemless wine glasses. There are also giveaway drawings at the events, where you have the chance to win some high-quality items.

Registering with Crate & Barrel also gets you additional discounts from some of its partners, like 15% off wedding invites from Papersource.

Check your local Crate & Barrel store for the schedule of its Private Registry Events.


The Macy’s Registry Event was so helpful, and I think they offer the best deals and sales. Macy’s also provided us a registry guide and we used our app to scan items.  

One thing I like about Macy’s is that for six months after your wedding you get a “Newlywed Discount” which is 20% off any remaining items on your registry that you want to purchase yourself. Even if you find something new you like, just add the product to your registry, and when you purchase it, the 20% off will be applied.

The Macy’s event also had experts to help, complimentary refreshments, a DJ, and giveaways – we even won a giveaway and received this cutlery set!

Find a Macy’s Registry Event near you here.

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WilliamS Sonoma

We’re not registered with Williams Sonoma but I do love this store & they have some great registry benefits.

Each month, they offer in-store registry events (their next event is July 10 at 7 p.m. - sign up here!) where you can enjoy expresso, talk to an expert, see product demos, add items to your registry, and you’ll leave with a free gift!

Registering with Williams Sonoma also allows you to add items from Pottery Barn and west elm. And for six months after your wedding, you’ll receive 10% off any purchase you make at each store. Read their full list of registry benefits here.

Questions for you!

  • Where are you registered?

  • What is one item you wish you had registered for?

  • What is your favorite item you registered for?