Having a wedding registry is all about helping your guests determine what you actually want and need so they can provide you with the appropriate gifts that will help commemorate your special day, and of course, help stock your new home. But there are a few factors that are helpful to keep in mind.
Here are a few tips to know before creating a wedding registry.
The earlier you can begin your registry, the better. Once you and your partner are engaged, this should be one of the first things that you do. People need time to shop and budget for whatever it may be that they’re getting you. So the earlier you can create your registry, the more helpful it will be for your guests.
This should be a task that you both do together. After all, these gifts are for the both of you, so make sure that you both get out there. Take your time to figure out what you both like and will enjoy when you begin your new life together.
Choose Items That Actually Suit Your Lifestyle
When it comes to your registry, you don’t have to follow some sort of traditional set of rules for what to include. You don’t have to opt for the shiny wedding glasses or set of China that you realistically will never use. Choose whatever you both want. If camping gear or electronics are more fitting, add them to the list!
When we say take the time to consider your items, we really mean it. To avoid getting stuff that you really won’t ever enjoy or use, spend the effort now at really considering those factors. Sure, you may love that vase, but is it something that you can practically envision yourself using, rather than just stuffing away in a cupboard? Avoid selecting filler items for the sake of filling up your list.
Have a Variety of Price Ranges
Of course, not everyone can afford to buy you those new pair of skis, so make sure that you select a variety of items that provide a good price range that will suit everyone’s budget.
Know the Return Policies
Chances are that you may end up changing your mind, or simply want to exchange or return some items. So just make sure that you’re fully aware of those policies for any store that you register with.
Start your wedding registry off right by following these tips in order to ensure that you get the best head start for your new life with the registry you create.