In September, the Blogging Empire (BE) Society Wedding Series is hosting a month-long series of posts and a giveaway on the topic of weddings! This is a special time in everyone’s life, and we want to celebrate with the members who are in the planning stages of their big day!
In my last post in the series, I discussed how to set the right date for your wedding. Other decisions you will have to make involve your wedding registry.
Like a baby registry, compiling a list of things you and your partner need can be a fun experience. However, what should you ask for? Is $500 cookware too expensive to include? What about bedding or bath supplies? Read on for tips on registering for your wedding gifts.
1. First, I recommend looking at your current home situation. Do you and your fiance live together? If yes, you will probably need less household items. If you will be moving into a new home together after the wedding, you are likely to need much more for your new abode. It’s important to assess what you currently own so you can choose the best gifts to register for.
2. Prioritize your wants and needs. Unless you have a HUGE guest list with big pockets, you probably will not receive everything you have added to your wedding registry. So, it’s important to list the items you want and need most first. Consider things you will be using on a daily basis – bath towels, cooking supplies, a television…the list may go on and on. However, of the things you NEED, decide which you want most. Include those in the registry before you move on to things that you’d simply LIKE to have.
3. Register at more than one store for a variety of gifts. This is especially true if some of your guests are from a city that doesn’t have a location that you plan to register. Almost everyone has a Walmart nearby, so that’s a great go-to place for a wedding registry. You can also do one higher-end department store, such as Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, or Crate and Barrel.
4. Don’t forget online wedding registries! Many online websites allow you to register for gifts without even leaving your home. This can be a great option if you have lots of people coming that like to order products on the internet. Amazon is probably a great place to start if you want an online registry, as they have 1,000s of home products you could include – and it’s possible they will have colors or styles not included in the stores.
What are your best tips for choosing gifts on the wedding registry?