Monday, December 20, 2010

On the Seventh Day of Christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas my wedding planner gave to me...

A wedding registry!

The months leading up to your wedding is that fun time when you can walk into stores and indulge your shopping spree whims without worrying about your bank account (or your wedding budget). But more than just the ultimate shopping spree and a fun outing with your hubby-to-be, setting up a wedding registry is a great way to let your guests know which items you want to start your new life together. Your wedding registry will also be a great aid in keeping track of who bought what (in case cards go missing from gifts). Having a wedding registry will reduce your likely hood of receiving duplicate gifts. 

While china, flatware, glassware, cookware, table linens, bed linens, and bath linens are traditional items to register for it is absolutely acceptable to add other non-traditional items as well like luggage, outdoor grills, and even sporting equipment. These days couples are even registering for their honeymoon. 

Some of your friends and relatives might want to get you gifts as soon they hear about your engagement so it is best to begin your registry early on. Even if you start with just a few items, you can always add on. You will want to register at least a month before your engagement party and/or first shower. 

Stick to two to four stores that you love. Choose at least two to three that are large department stores or chain stores (i.e- Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate and Barrel, William Sonoma). 
*Get your registry started with our ultimate registry list ($2) Add to Cart

When it comes to letting your guests know where you are registered, proper etiquette dictates that you should never include registry information on your wedding invitation or in your wedding invitation suite. Rather rely on family members and your bridal party to spread the word. It is completely acceptable to put your registry information on your wedding website, which we highly recommend. 

Happy shopping/registering! 

Photo from Martha Stewart



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