Your wedding registry is a reflection of your taste and style. It’s a chance for you and your fiance to share your vision for your future home with your guests. And, it’s a way for guests to help you start your married life together on the right foot. With all of that pressure, it’s no wonder creating a registry can be daunting! But, never fear. We’re here to help.
Here are our top tips for creating the best wedding registry possible.
1. Start by making a list of all the things you need. This is your opportunity to finally get that KitchenAid mixer you’ve been drooling over or that set of expensive pots and pans you wouldn’t otherwise splurge on. Don’t worry about being too practical—your guests want to give you gifts that you’ll love and use, so they’ll be happy to help you stock your kitchen with all the things you need and want.
2. Once you have your list of must-haves, add a few items that are more on the luxury side. A nice set of luggage or steak knives would make great addition to your registry—and who knows, maybe someone will go in on them with another couple as a joint gift!
3. Think beyond the traditional big-box stores when creating your registry. Yes, Bed Bath & Beyond and Williams Sonoma are great places to start, but don’t be afraid to branch out. If there’s a place you love to shop that doesn’t offer online registry, ask them about creating one!
4. Be sure to add items in a variety of price ranges. This will allow guests of all budgets to find something they can afford—and it will help ensure that you actually get things off your registry instead of just getting gifted with cash or checks (although those are always appreciated, too).
5. Don’t forget the little things! Things like towels and bedding may not seem exciting, but they’re definitely needed—and they’re usually pretty easy for guests to transport, so they make great gifts for out-of-towners or last-minute shoppers.
6. And speaking of out-of-towners… if you have friends or family who live far away, make sure to include some smaller items on your registry that can easily be shipped! They’ll appreciate not having to worry about finding something locally at the last minute.
7. Make sure you update your registry regularly! Between pre-wedding showers and last-minute gifts, things will start disappearing from your lists quickly—so keep an eye on it and remove anything that’s already been purchased (or that you’ve decided you don’t really need after all).
8. Finally, don’t forget to have fun! registering for gifts should be enjoyable, so take some time to peruse through different stores and look at all the fun stuff you get to pick out for your new home!
9 conclusion: Creating a wedding registry may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! By following these simple tips, you can be sure that you’ll end up with a registry that reflects your style and that will be loved by both you and your guests. Happy shopping!