Wedding Wednesday Vol. 14 4+ Tips for Your Wedding Registry

Wedding Wednesday Vol. 14 
4+ Tips for when you register for your Wedding Registry
I’m really excited about today’s Wedding Wednesday topic.  When I started this series, so many of you requested a post about what we would be putting on our registry! Today I’m partnering with Wedding Wire to share our top registry picks and tips with you all!
One of the things Nick and I were most excited about in the wedding process was registering for our wedding gifts! Since we will have lived together for over a 4 years by our wedding date, we knew we wanted to register for items we didn’t have and to upgrade some of the things we did have! Today I’m excited to share our favorite picks and why registering should be fun and not stressful. 

WeddingWire has 10 AMAZING retailers that they work closely with from Crate and Barrel to Amazon I'm sure you two will be able to find exactly what you are looking for! WeddingWire registry is designed to make sure you and your future spouse can stay on track, stay within budget, and stay on trend!

Tips for when you register as Mr. & Mrs. or Mr. & Mr. or Mrs. & Mrs. 

Think about your lifestyle 

Nick and I really thought about this and went through what we had. From there we went through what we like and didn't like! We like to party but are not the formal party types, so we are totally skipping that crystal punch bowl. We love to cook together so we are asking for more luxurious kitchen items, like this Kitchen Aid Copper Mixer and these Copper Pots. We also like to do have experiences rather than tangible goods, and the idea of making more memories together as newlyweds (like date nights, trips and concerts) sounds better than any kitchen appliance; unless its that copper kitchen aid! I really want that :)

Do It Together

Hitting the stores together is essential; after all, the gifts are for both of you. We talked about the style of home we both liked, and what rooms he and I both really wanted to decorate and have more say. We alternated items, he made the final decisions on electronics, while I chose 100% of the household accessories. 

Register for Whatever You Want

These days it’s not about the stuff you might need but about getting what you two really want. I know that can sound a bit selfish; but we would both rather have one thing over some plates we may never use! Besides this is your time to get the things that matter to you two. So go for it and register for whatever makes your two hearts happy!
Hit All Price Points

As much as it sounds like a good idea to register for gorgeous silverware that costs $350 a place setting, be sure to register for items in a wide range of price points. Think under $50, under $75, under $100, under $200 and beyond. That way, all of your guests can choose gifts they can afford. You don't any of your friends or family feeling overwhelmed by the fact that they can't find a single gift in their budget. Also, you don't want your parents' closest friends to have to buy you a multitude of smaller items to make up one generous gift. One of the main reasons I love the WeddingWire registry it enables us to pick from so many amazing retailers at so many price points!
Update Often
Pro Tip: When a guest buys a gift for you, your registry should automatically update, allowing others to see what has been purchased (and allowing you to see what's on its way). Revisit your registry often (even several times a day once the wedding day nears) and update it with additional selections as products are purchased, so guests always have a variety of things to choose from. Aim to have at least twice as many items on your list as guests at your wedding.
Say Thanks
Be gracious and let your guests know their gifts have arrived promptly! Thank you notes are a must for gifts received before the wedding should be sent within two weeks of their arrival. Notes for gifts received on or after the wedding day should be sent within a month of your return from the honeymoon. In all notes, be sure to mention the gift by name.
If you've been married and I left anything out let me know! 

This post is in partnership with WeddingWire. All thoughts, writing & styling are my own. 

1 comment

  1. Love this post and can't wait to hear all about your wedding adventures! We are getting married in October too!