Today’s guest post comes to us from Linda Tabas of The Pink Daisy, where she helps brides find the perfect gifts to start their new lives! When she’s not working, you can find Linda blogging or traveling to the shore points.
One of the first thoughts to cross a recently engaged couple’s minds is, “What are we going to put on our wedding registry?” The idea of going online or into a store and receiving a product scanner can send some couples into pure bliss, while other couples are intimidated by the scanner and sent into waves of panic. Below, you will find some of the best do’s and don’ts of wedding registries that will give you peace of mind when registering for gifts!
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- Register sooner rather than later. It is not uncommon for couples to register shortly after their engagement. This could be especially helpful if you plan on having an engagement party and bridal shower in addition to the actual wedding.
- Make a list of the things you and your fiancé already own. Then, you can focus on things you still need or want as well as what kind of themes, colors and patterns you like.
- Go with your significant other to register. Your home should be a blend of both of your interests, so you should each take part in the process of creating a wedding registry. You can each be in charge of different categories, like bedding or electronics, or you can both choose each item collectively.
- Write thank you cards for the gifts you receive. A handwritten note can be personalized and helps to show your appreciation for the gift you received. Make sure it is written in a timely fashion, within a month of your return from your honeymoon.
- Ask for cash. Some guests may give it, but it is never okay to ask for it. A request for gift cards to home improvement stores or other retailers where you have already registered are more appropriate.
- Register at more than four different stores. This way you won’t send your friends and family all over town and you will be able to designate certain stores for certain items. This also eliminates the risk of registering for the same items at different locations.
- Choose all of the most expensive items you can find. Make sure your registry features a variety of price ranges so that all of your guests can find something they can afford.
- Worry if you didn’t get some of the items on your registry. Many stores will offer a discount to couples who still have items remaining on their lists after their wedding festivities have concluded!
Now that you are all set to start registering, make sure you check out The Pink Daisy for a variety of designers and items perfect for your dream registry.
Do you have any further questions or comments for Linda on the do’s and don’ts of wedding registries? Add them to the comments below!