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Wedding registries have so much potential to be fun. ("Here, engaged couple, make a list of everything you could possibly want!") And yet, they're usually not. ("Everything you could possibly want that you'll use, like, twice. Perhaps a crème brulee torch?")
Which is why, for the fourth year in a row, we called up a few of our favorite non-traditional stores to see if we could register for an imaginary wedding. See who turned us down and who said yes, this way!
Dover Street Market: "I don't believe so. We've never had a question about it, so I don't think we do that."
La Garconne: "That's a good question. Let me ask. Can you please hold?" (30 seconds later.) "We're not doing it yet, but I can take your information. We may be able to set something up for you. When is the wedding?"
Space Ninety 8: "Wedding registries? Let me double check for you. Can I put you on hold for a sec?" (30 seconds later.) "It looks like we don't do wedding registries at Urban Outfitters. Maybe try Anthropologie? It's the same company."
Juice Generation, West Village: "A wedding registry? I don't know what you're talking about. We have like ten locations, you might have to talk to our corporate office in Long Island City."
Laduree, Soho: "To register for a what? You want to offer them some macarons, or you want them? I don't quite understand. You want them for your wedding? You want them to buy you macarons? You want a wedding at Laduree?"
Celine Outlet: "Our location as in Céline Woodbury commons? We'd have to give you the phone number for our home office. I can't say yes or no to anything. We're just a store in Woodbury Commons. Can you hold on a moment? I actually asked my manager and she said you can put a request through on their website. Yeah, have a good day!"
Twisted Lily: "Uh, yeah! Wait…wait, say that again? Wait, did you want to register for your wedding at Twisted Lily? We can work that out We don't have an official… we have never done that before! With most registries, I know you can go online and purchase those items. We don't have an online mechanism to do that, but we might be able to add that to our current website. It might be a very simple plug in to the website. Let me ask my business partner and I'll call you back."