Start your wedding registry today using these tips!
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1) Keep it Balanced:
Some couples look at a wedding registry and think of it as an opportunity to get everything high end and others feel bad about asking their friends and family to spend money on them and register for the cheapest versions of everything they need. The goal is to keep it balanced. Decide on what items you want to last and choose the better and more expensive version. Then, items that don't need to cost $50, like a toothbrush holder, maybe pick what is practical.
2) Be Specific:
It might be frustrating if your not sure what you want exactly or you might be trying to give your guests options, but being general or giving multiple options for the same product can be annoying. For example, you don't need to register for three toasters of three different prices. Just pick the one you want and if you don't get it, buy the one you can afford. Or, you may just end up with three toasters and no gift receipts.
3) Keep it Together:
This kind of goes along with number two in that you don't want to have your wedding guests trying to decipher your registry. So, if you have a very specific wish list from many different shops, then you''ll want to use a website our app that lets you have multiple shops on one registry. Imagine your registry insert listing ten different shops! No bueno! Also, just like with number two, don't put the same item on different registries. No need to worry about if your guests frequent one shop over the other. That's not a real turn off for gift buying for a special occasion.
4) Go Beyond the Kitchen:
Chances are, you have the basics for a college dorm and are going to need a lot in order to have a fully loaded kitchen with knives that don't rust after their first use. Furthermore, kitchen items add up fast, so you may be tempted to fill your registry with kitchen items and then you forget to thoughtfully decide on items for your living space, bathroom, bedroom and even your lifestyle. One example of a great forgotten gift due to the kitchenware mania board games! Board games are so seventh grade? Try hosting a night in with friends and twiddle your thumbs awkwardly after dinner.
What other tips would you give to a new bride and groom as they create their wedding registry?