One of the most exciting portions of planning your wedding is adding items to your wedding registry list. Simply put, this wedding registry is what you want to take from a particular merchant. From a store that accepts wedding registries, you can select whatever you want from that store. Your guests can check the list when they go to that store for them to have an idea of what to buy for you. Ideally, larger retail stores offer wedding registries. However, if you already have special stores in mind, it’s better.
While you may conveniently search for an online store for items, you still need to go to the store in person so you can be assured of the quality of the item you’re planning to list down. It would be better if you already have ideas of what to include in your registry before you go to the merchant that you’re planning to visit. Here are some other tips to help you create your ideal wedding registry.
- Do it together. It’s nice to spend time together with your significant other while shopping for the items you want for your wedding registry. While it may look just like a simple bonding before the both of you take the plunge, you may know some more things about your groom or bride that you may never knew before. He may like some things that you never knew he likes or she may shop for clothes and shoes where you’ll get an idea to shop for a gift for her next birthday. Wedding planning is, unsuspectingly, a time to rediscover your relationship. You may have many years of being together with your significant other, but the wedding is a time where it’ll be the first time the both of you will have to work together to create something special that will last forever.
- Think through your list. Many traditional wedding registries have items like kitchen utensils, cooking wares, china, and others. If you need them, then include them. However, the most important tip in making your wedding registry is to consider yourself. Don’t just ask for an elegant plate or a colorful knife set just because they’re always in the registry. Ask yourself if you really want it. Take advantage of the opportunity the wedding registry has. If you want books, then list down the title of the books you want to have. Is it artwork, furniture, gadget? A wedding registry is your chance to have your guests giving them as a gift to you. Besides getting what you want, pick items that you will really need. If you need some sports equipment to help the both of you get fit or some added kitchen equipment, include them. Just be sure you’ll be using them and they won’t get stuck in the basement.
- Consider your items on the list. Now that you have something on your list, you have to check it. Remember to also consider your guests while making the list. Don’t stick with the number of guests. Pitch in a little bit more. It’s good to give your guests more options in gifts. Increase the number of gifts while increasing the price range, too. Don’t expect your guests to buy all things that are on your list if they’re $100 worth or more. Heck, even $60 may be too much for some people. Also, make sure that the items on your list can be bought per piece. Most of the time, gifts in wedding registries are bought and sent as gifts when they come in pieces. Cutlery sets or an elegant plate sets won’t be bought as against asking for one or two pieces of the elegant plate, which is cheaper and convenient to the pocket.
In creating your wedding registry, it’s important to be alert and creative. Be alert for great items and deals. You can search for products online, but be sure to also check them in person. If they’re an online store, buy one and have them shipped to you so you can ascertain the quality of the item. If there are discounts for wedding registries, be sure not miss out on them. After you’ve received your gifts, be sure that you send out “Thank You” notes to your guests who have been thoughtful enough to buy you a gift.