The first step to creating a wedding registry is deciding what kind of gifts you want to receive. You'll likely start by thinking about your favorite things: a new bedding set, a special cookbook, or a stylish new pair of shoes. Creating a wedding registry is an exciting piece to planning your wedding. After all, you're essentially selecting gifts to use as a married couple. In this article we'll give you some tips on how to set up your registry:
TIP # 1. Think about what you want to add to your registry
First things first. You'll need to decide on the items that are important to you and your partner. This is the time to think about what you want and needs in your home. Think about the following questions as you make this list: What do you like? What don't you like? How much space will these items take up? Will they be used often? If so, for how long? Once you have an idea of what you'd like, it's time to get started creating your registry.
TIP # 2. Pick a wedding registry of your choice
Choose an online site that allows you to create a list of items you would like to receive as gifts. You'll want to choose an online store with a wide variety of options.
TIP # 3. Link your wedding registry with your wedding website
Create a link to your website so guests can easily access it.
TIP # 4. Create registries with your favorite retailers
Create a few different registries with all of your favorite retailers. You probably already know which retailers carry items you love and have plans to get - don’t forget to include the basics!
The bedding, linens, towels, kitchen supplies, and cookware are essential home items. If you're a minimalist, find furniture items that are multipurpose and save space. Mirrors also help create the illusion of a bigger space. If you're a foodie, consider stocking up on cookbooks.
TIP # 5 Make sure it’s easy to find your wedding registry
Make sure you include all the information you need for your guests to find your registry. This includes:
- Name of registrants (if different from the couple)
- Contact phone number
TIP # 6. Decide how much personal information you want to divulge
Some platforms allow you to include a description or note of the items you pick. For example, if you are registering for a gift card to a local restaurant, let your guest know what your favorite dishes are or maybe you’d like to use it during your honeymoon trip. This will make it more personal for your guests.
TIP # 7. Make sure your guests have your correct address
Most retailers already have shipping options in place within their wedding registry app. Your guests don’t have to worry about packaging and shipping, however, they may find the same item elsewhere for a cheaper price. Add your shipping address in the description field for their convenience.
TIP # 8. Add items to your wedding registry
Found an item in-store that you missed online? Log back into your account and add it! What’s great about gift registries is that you can always add new items to your list at any time.
TIP # 9. Share the heck out of your registry link
Share. Share. Share. Most gift registries have an option to share your unique gift registry link to your guests. Copy the link - share it through text, email, DM, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, on your wedding website. Share it to anyone on any platform.
Tip # 10. Send thank you cards
A wedding gift registry makes the gift-receiving process easier and more enjoyable. The registry is an online list of items that you would like to receive as wedding gifts. Really, you can register for anything from home furniture to decor. Setting up a registry can be fun and is a creative way for guests to congratulate the newlyweds and shower them with gifts.
After the big day, it’s important for the couple to show gratitude to those that came to the wedding, and to those that sent gifts for the couple. Sending out thank you cards may be easier done through email but the choice is yours.
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