I asked you on Stories what your tips were for gift registries, and here were the most popular answers! Thank you all so much!
Wedding Registry Tips
Look at other people’s registries to get ideas/ see what you missed!
Make sure you have the cabinet/ storage space for everything on your registry
Where to Register?
In general: stores usually give you a discount on what you didn’t receive if you want to buy the products after the wedding date
Zola – you can host many different registries on one! And they do free shipping
Crate & Barrel – very high quality and they have awesome in-store registry events
Bed Bath & Beyond – merch credit can also be used at Cost Plus World Market
William Sonoma – merch credit can also be used at West Elm and Mark & Graham
What to Ask For
Do a honeymoon fund (and other “funds” like city tours, cooking classes) where people can gift an amount they wish. It’s also ok to ONLY register for the honeymoon fund!
List a variety of price points for guests with varied budgets
You can register for gift cards! Then you can get what exactly you want
Register for what you want & what you’ll actually use – don’t feel obligated to register for what you “should” get
Specific items to make sure you don’t forget: tools, lawn equipment, picture frames, high quality coffee maker, Le Creuset, steam mop, good knives, new bedding, luggage, camping gear, Dyson vacuum, board games, Instant pot, chip clips
It’s ok to ask for higher ticket items that will last, e.g. Vitamix, fancy bedding – for these higher ticket items, allow guests to “contribute” an amount towards them
Season tickets to your favorite sports team!
Many ladies said to not worry about fancy china that you’ll so rarely use! 🙂
Don’t go cheap with items you’ll use every day
Just ask for cash if you prefer
Add in some bigger ticket items to your registry for those who want to give more
Conversely, don’t be afraid to ask for the little things you need!