FI and I went to Macy's over the weekend to start our wedding registry and I'm pretty sure that some of the registry "features" are weird/rude/against etiquette.
First, they have this thing called "Registry Star Rewards" where you get 10% or 5% of the purchase price of gifts on your registry when you link your Macy's card to the registry. We don't have a Macy's card so we didn't "enroll" in this, but it seems kind of weird.
The worst part, to me, is that they have this thing called "Dream Fund". The lady that was setting up our registry account tried to tell us that it was just a way for guests to contribute to our registry by buying us a gift card, but instead of getting multiple gift cards we would just get one. I told her that we didn't want anything on our registry that looked like we were asking for gift cards. She then said that is a "really great program and that what happens is when guests come into Macy's and asks a store employee for help with picking out a gift, the employee will ask their budget and if our guest says $200 and they end up buying us a gift that is $150.00, the store employee will tell them that they can then contribute that $50 to our dream fund". She also said that its great also because some people register for really expensive items than their guests can't buy anything off their registry so all the guests just contribute to the "dream fund" and then they can use that money towards anything they want.
I tried to tell her that we didn't want it and that we didn't want our guests to be solicited to contribute towards any type of funds. But she insisted and FI and I were tired of arguing with her and asked if we would just be able to remove it online and she said sure, but didn't understand why we would.
She also asked how many guests we were inviting to our wedding and I told her she handed me a HUGE stack of paper insert that say "We registered at Macy's!" for our "wedding invites"
We decided to register at Macy's because they have a wide variety of things we need/want for our new home at decent prices and they are a convenient location for our wedding guests. Also, they offer a 20% completion discount at the lowest price that it has sold for in the last year. However, their dream fund thing kind of makes me want to majorly side eye it and register else where.