If you are planning to tie the knot soon, it’s the perfect time to setup your bridal registry.
A bridal registry is a list of gifts that the couple needs/desires to start their new life together. The primary idea behind it is to ask for potentially important things that find practical importance in the life of the newlyweds.
Although, it might sound a tad crude to ask for gifts, we give you three reasons why it is better to go ahead and make one.
- Your guests are bound to bring gifts. Setting up a wedding registry reduces anxiety and the effort of gift hunting, saving precious time and energy.
- You will receive things that are practical and useful. You are busy setting up a new life. Hence, sieving through items that you don’t need is an additional burden!
- Your friends, colleagues, and family will be happy to know that their gifts are important to you and will be utilized
Here is an index of the TOP TEN wedding registry tips to help you get started!
Know Your Requirements
Steer clear of any pre-made registry that you find online. If you love cycling but register for fishing gear, it makes no sense! However, it is critical to comprehend that your needs might change drastically once you are married. Hence, you never know when you might need that fishing rod.
Our suggestion – Fabricate the list keeping future needs in mind.
Keep Track of Your Present Inventory
Make a list incorporating all the things that both of you plan on using in the future. This list can include everyday items such as glassware, dinnerware, serving utensils, etc.
Our Suggestion – Take all the time you need! Hurrying today will only land you in additional trouble later.
Timing is Key
While it is important to take things slow while listing your inventory, make it a point to finish all formalities in time for your pre-wedding bash. The guests get ample time to go through the list and make the arrangements.
Our Suggestion – She is usually always better at management, so let her do it her way!
You should keep in mind that your ‘single’ days are over. Hence, your wedding registry should include things that you’ll both require. To understand the situation better, you might seek help from seniors or married colleagues.
Our Suggestion – Divide your requirements into two sections. For example, while he gets to choose electronics, she gets to choose the decorations.
Get Used to the Lingo
China is not necessarily a country. The word is also used to define dishes or dinnerware. Fine or formal china is of a higher quality and more expensive. The term includes porcelain and bone china. Casual china is of low quality and includes stoneware and earthenware.
Our Suggestion – When in doubt, Google it out!
Tread the Unexplored Path
Look for unconventional items to register. Do you have a passion for culture & art or would you rather travel or maybe you are intrigued by sports! Tread on the lesser traveled path while registering!
Our Suggestion – You have a sea of options at your disposal, ranging from spa treatments to honeymoon packages!
Inform Your Guests About the Wedding Registry
You need to ensure that the guests are aware of the registry, but never go over the top while making the effort. It is rude to include registry information along with the wedding invitation. Look for more subtle options like the word of mouth.
Our Suggestion – You could include the registry details on your wedding web page or list it along with the bridal shower invite since the invitation cannot be directly linked back to you!
Talk to the Sales Guy
Ensure that your guests have a hassle free experience while getting the gifts of your choice. The primary questionnaire should include, “Does the store have amenities for online purchase? Do they have a toll-free number?” How many locations do they have?”
Our Suggestion – Do not put your guests through a rough time picking up the items that you have enlisted.
Choose Multiple Spots
While one might be too less, ten will earn you the scorn of the invitees. Ensure your dignity and pick one spot for each item. For example, one for bedding, one for China, one for leisure, etc. Following this technique ensures that you do not end up registering for a single product in multiple shops.
Our Suggestion – Two to four spots are ideal!
Over Registering Is Not Bad
By registering for more products than the number of guests, you are giving the invitees additional options to choose from. This is not a sign of greed.
Our Suggestion – Enlist items that are easy to transport but not too pricey!