Bed Bath and Beyond Discovery!
The shower was awesome, the ladies were a RIOT - turns out that many ladies revert back to their high school/college gal pal days, they were SERIOUSLY the life of the party, after their kids graduate from college and leave the nest! This was an exciting revelation for me - something to look forward to!!
Anyway, everyone was SO super generous, and I ended up with way too many gifts to bring back with me on the plane (even though I brought a huge empty suitcase). I thought about shipping them via UPS, or having someone drive them up when they come for the wedding - but I figured it might be easiest to just take everything back to Bed Bath and Beyond, return it, and then re-buy everything the next day at BBB in Arlington.
So I rolled into the BBB in Florida with two shopping carts full of returns, and the nice lady at the store told me that she could basically return, and then I could "rebuy", and SHIP everything to myself for FREE!! I was over the moon - because this saved me a trip, and also, the lady told me that since it was off a registry, everything would be gift wrapped - SO Mr. OBX got to open everything and be surprised! (I've been telling him that he has to act like a bride - and get super excited (like I do naturally) over colanders, towels, canisters...its funny!). The one caveat is that if your guests used those 20% off coupons, you have to bring enough of them to apply to each gift...or you lose that money (but they did give me a break). EXTRA bonus: their gift packaging matches my wedding colors perfectly - LOVE it.
*I can't find any info about this on the BBB website, so I'm HOPING this isn't an anomaly and a one time instance where someone was just extra nice to me!
The only concern I've got is that - 30 days out from the wedding - our registries at Macy's, BBB, and Crate and Barrel are pretty barren - anyone have advice on new/different ideas for registering?