Wedding Registry Dos and Don’ts
If you’re getting married, creating a wedding registry is a must on your to-do list! However, making a curated list of gifts can be challenging for couples who have been together for a long time. When you live together before the big day, you may think you already have everything you need for the home. However, that’s not always the case! Whether this is the reason you’re putting off the task or you simply don’t know where to start, there are plenty of tips to help you begin the wedding registry process.
Here are three dos and three don’ts of creating a wedding registry.
Do keep the wedding registry information out of your wedding invitations.
Instead, inform your guests by including your registry in your shower invitations. Putting your registry information on the save-the-date or formal wedding invite can be considered a faux pas. The ideal place to relay this information is on your wedding website or the less formal invitations for your shower.
Don’t solely register for high-ticket items.
Choose products at a range of price points to give all of your guests an opportunity to buy a gift. Your wedding guests’ budget might vary from person to person. Avoid making anyone feel left out — or worse, talking about you behind your back — and create a diverse registry with products that vary in price. Having this range also gives you the opportunity to walk away with more than one gift rather than having a few guests invest in a big-ticket item.
Do maintain a list of who gave you what.
As you open gifts at your shower, ensure someone like your maid of honor or a bridesmaid keeps track of what gifts come from what people. Doing this makes sending thank you cards to your shower guests much easier! If you have a display shower and are going through your gifts at home, you can write thank yous as you go.
Don’t register for personal items.
Whether it’s a new designer handbag you’ve been eyeing or a pair of custom shoes, avoid putting anything on the registry specifically for the bride or groom. Personal items should be saved for birthdays and holidays, not wedding registries. Instead, include things that you can enjoy together as a couple. Make a wedding registry checklist with your significant other so you both have a say in what gets placed on the registry.
Do take inventory of what you have, want, and need.
Before creating your wedding registry, take stock of the items you already have. You can do this by pulling everything out of the kitchen cabinets and closets around your home. When everything is out in front of you, you’ll have a better idea of the items you need, items you might want to upgrade, and other things that might be useful to have.
Don’t worry if you don’t get everything on your registry.
Most of the time, you can get a discount on the products that remain on your registry after your bridal shower takes place. Additionally, even if you don’t get everything you wanted at your shower, guests invited to your wedding who like a more traditional approach to gift giving (instead of cash) might show up with one of the items left on your registry.
Enjoy the Ease and Convenience of a Pink Daisy Wedding Registry
Do you still have questions about your wedding registry? That’s okay. Start talking to your partner a few months before your shower so you can work on this project together. And when it comes time to finally create your wedding registry, register at The Pink Daisy for the best in home decor and more.