Wedding Registry 101

Registering for gifts is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. (It’s right up there with cake tasting!) Starting your journey as newlyweds with items from your loved ones that compliment your home and lifestyle is a beautiful thing. Since covid-19 continues to significantly impact all of our lives, now is a great time for engaged couples to thoughtfully consider their wedding registry.

Preoccupied Bride & Mishkalo Wedding Registry have partnered together to offer solid advice on this fun element of wedding planning. Below are six tips for creating a personalized wedding registry:

Register Together

Your wedding registry will be contributing to your home and journey as a married couple, so make sure to take the time to register together for gifts you’ll both enjoy.

Sign Up ASAP

As soon as you get engaged, it’s acceptable and even recommended to create a wedding registry. It makes it easier for guests to come up with gift ideas if you have a registry in place they can reference for your wedding as well as any pre- wedding celebrations you may have, such as an engagement party or wedding shower.

Take Inventory

Make a list with your partner about what you currently have, what you need and what you want. Also, don’t feel like you need to register traditional items only. If, for example, you like hiking more than cooking, you may want to consider registering for outdoor gear. If you already have a lot of the standard items between you and your partner (dishware, glassware, towels, etc.), consider unique wedding registry ideas like classes or spa treatments.

Have Multiple Registries

Give your guests a couple of choices for registries so they’re not limited in options, but don’t go too crazy either. One registry may not be enough, but four or more is likely too many. If you want to diversify your gift wishes and price points, consider having one online registry at a large retail store, like Target or Amazon, and a different online registry for art, adventures or cash.

Over Register

It’s better to over register than under register. It may seem greedy, but it’s not. Your guests will appreciate having different choices and price points with a surplus of gift options. Also, your guests may be buying you gifts not just for your wedding, but potentially for other wedding-related events.

Tactfully Inform

Your guests will want to know your registry information, but it’s inappropriate to directly ask for gifts by listing your registry information on the wedding invitations. The best way to get the word out is to create a wedding website and share your registry information there.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue on, but it’s important to find fun and joy in the little things. And what’s more fun than thinking about gifts?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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