Creating a wedding registry will take the guess work out of gift buying for your guests. Gift giving will be a large part of your wedding celebration (and your new home). Sometimes couples are minimalist or they feel like they have everything they need and aren’t quite sure what to put on the registry.
Here are a few ways wedding registries have changed and how you can benefit from it!
Wedding registries used to be from brick and mortar stores. Now, couples can register online (amazon.com being a big option for the millenials), making this easier for guests to purchase something and send it directly to the couple. However, there are some guests who may like to keep it traditional, so adding a brick-and-mortar registry as well.
The Honeymoon Registry
Honeymoon registries can be a great alternative to traditional registries. With couples waiting to get married later in life, they probably have everything they need (Blenders ~ Kitchen Aid ~ Plates ~ Bedding ~ etc.). That’s why a honeymoon registry can be a great alternative. Most sites give you the option to break it down by specific gifts: airfare, hotel, activities – or you can ask for a lump sum. Be sure to include the registry URL to your wedding website and spread the word to your guests!
Having trouble deciding what to do for your registry? Need some help? Below are some tips to help you get on track for registering for gifts!
Think about you and your fiance’s life style. What do you like to do as a couple? Take inventory. Do you and your fiance need anything (blender, cooking ware, etc.)?
Registering for wedding gifts should be one of the first tasks you tackle when you start planning your wedding. Whichever type of registry you decide, be sure to share the link on your wedding website or on the invitation.
Be sure to register together:
After all, the gifts are for both of you. To decide what you need, take inventory of what you have and items you may want to have. Talk about the style of your home and how you live then find things you both like. Try to avoid filling your list with things you’re never going to use. For example, if you two aren’t the formal party types, then you probably won’t need a crystal bowl.
Choose more than one spot to register at.
Two to four registries is a good number to give your guests choices and it’s manageable. Your guests will have plenty of items to choose from and you won’t have to keep adding to your registry. With the changing ways to register for a wedding, you could have a mixture of an online registry, brick-and-mortar registry, and a honeymoon registry.
Need Some Ideas on Where to Register?
- Bed Bath and Beyond
- Crate and Barrel
- Pier 1
- Pottery Barn
- Williams Sonoma