Our registering experience at Crate and Barrel yesterday went well. I must say that it's a bit overwhelming looking at all the items in the store and trying to figure out what you need/want. Then of course trying to decide and agree upon the many different styles and options. It's a bit tedious and definitely makes your head spin a bit. Fortunately we have the option of adding/deleting whatever we want online which I already know we'll be doing a lot of.
It was nice having the whole store basically to ourselves (and other engaged couples) and the staff all around to answer any questions and offer suggestions. I think for the most part we did well agreeing on everything though there were more than a few "You really like THAT??"--mainly from me. I put Kristian in charge of picking out all of our cookware since he's the primary chef in our little family. I plan to focus more on the bedding/bath and decorations. He had a great time looking at all the cookware options and I had a great time thinking of all the fabulous meals he will make me.
We still plan to also register at Bed, Bath and Beyond which has slightly more affordable products so I'm sure a lot of our C&B items will change. Some of the items that we have on our C&B registry at the moment are:
C&B has a lot of really great furniture which inspired us to start thinking about how we want to re-decorate in the future and what pieces we want to eventually replace. So we are now adding a new couch to our ever growing "to save for" list. Being a grown up is expensive!