Whatever you do, make sure that the store keeps track of what is bought and what is not – or you might end up with 100 of the same exact plates.
Now, you should already know that you don’t get married just for the gifts, but signing up for a wedding registry is something that you want to do. It makes it easier on your guests because they can see exactly what you need, instead of buying you things that will just take up space and be a waste of money.
There are many items that you may want to register for.
One question that I see a lot is whether something can be registered for because brides and grooms don’t want to offend their wedding guests. Here are several items that you can register for:
- Kitchen appliances such as a coffee maker, blender, etc.
- Towels – kitchen towels, hand towels, bath towels, beach towels.
- DVD or Blu-ray Players.
- BBQ grills.
- Plates, cups, forks, spoons, etc.
- and more!
Register for both items at a brick and mortar store and an online store.
Some wedding guests only like to buy wedding gifts that they can actually touch, whereas others are fine with buying online. You should include wedding registries to both so that your wedding guests can choose.
Register for a wide price range of items.
You always want a wide range of items on your list. You will want more “cheap” items on your list, such as items that are under $25, and you will also want high-end items on your registry as well.
Usually a good percentage is to have around 50% of items being under $25, 25% around $25 to $75, and 25% over $75. This allows your wedding guests to pick and choose what they want to buy you, as sometimes they want to buy you multiple gifts as well.
Don’t include registry information with your wedding invitation.
Usually the best ways to tell your guests about your wedding registry is to include the information with your bridal shower invitation (in a separate piece of paper). Or you could also create a wedding website and include links to your wedding registry on there.
Lastly, you can tell your family members and/or bridal party where you are registered and have them pass on the information to your wedding guests.
Don’t forget to send thank you notes.
Your wedding guests spent their time and money to give you a gift, so you should always send a thank you note. Make sure it is personalized as well to each person who you are mailing the thank you note to.
You technically have a year to send out your thank you notes, but the earlier the better so that it’s not hanging over your head for a whole year.
What wedding registry advice do you have?