Creating a registry is a fun and exciting part of planning a wedding. But it might be easier said than done. This guide to planning a wedding registry should avoid all the confusion and make planning the wedding registry a little more fun.
When do you create a wedding registry?
As soon as you get engaged, begin the wedding registry. When we get caught up in the process and excitement of planning a wedding, creating the gift registry can be overlooked. It is important to create a registry sooner than later. This gives your guests an opportunity to plan and shop far in advance of your wedding. It also gives you time to add to the list as you go. Your guests might want to choose items from the wedding registry for pre-wedding celebrations, such as engagement parties and bridal showers.
What do you add to a wedding registry?
If you love shopping and you know yourself well, adding items to your wedding registry will be easy. Sometimes it can be a difficult task to decide what items to place on the list. We often think of traditional items like picture frames and vases, but it is okay to choose gifts that meet your interests over tradition. If you like crystal, put it on the list. If you want a tent or fishing gear to suit a hobby or interest that you and your partner share in common, it might make more sense to place those useful items on the wedding registry.
Make it together!
Make the wedding registry with your partner. This is a registry for both the bride and the groom. If the living room is filled with camping gear, the honeymoon might be over soon. With the same token, the husband might not want a kitchen filled with pink kitchenware.
How many registries should I have?
Having more than one registry is actually a good idea for a few reasons. You might choose one store for kitchenware and another for bedding. Also consider creating registries at stores with different price ranges so guests can choose gifts within their means. Make sure that you do not add the same items to different registries to avoid receiving the same gift from multiple guests.
How do I announce the registry?
Asking for gifts is never appropriate. You also want to avoid putting wedding registry information on invitations. With so many limits to the acceptable way to announce a gift registry, you might wonder how you ever tell anyone. The perfect way to announce a wedding registry is by creating a wedding website for the bride and groom. The website can host information about the bride and groom, how they fell in love, display videos, contain wedding planning updates, seating charts, guest count, wedding party events, and all the details about your multiple registries.