Wedding Registry Instructions
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Friday, January 31, 2020

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

Congratulations, you're engaged! The moment after you announce your engagement to family and friends comes one common question: Where are you registered? 

But first, don't forget to grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet to help your planning process!

Don't freak out! Starting your registry is as easy as online shopping. Learn how and where to begin receiving wedding gifts from your loved ones. Use these simple instructions to register for weddings at places like Walmart or Amazon, both online and in-store. Find out what you should register for and how to identify those items. Now you can start your wedding registry with ease!

FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU NEED

Make a list. It will make building your registry experience a whole lot easier. If you don't currently live together, you should take an inventory of what you each own. That way, it's easy to see what you are missing.

FIND YOUR STORES

We recommend picking 2-3 stores and no more than 4 in a variety of price ranges. We know that Pottery Barn, Dillards, and Crate and Barrel are all at the top of your list. However, your guests will thank you if you have some of the lower end stores such as Walmart or Target included as well.
Offer both an online registry and traditional stores. Some guests will prefer to hold a tangible item and lovingly wrap it for your big day. Others will want the ease of online shopping and shipping it straight to your house.

CHOOSE ITEMS WITH A VARIETY OF PRICE POINTS

Some items are more affordable than offers, keep this in mind when adding to your registry. It's important to diversify not only the options your loved ones can purchase but also the price points and availability of items. Be cautious of adding the same thing on multiple sites - you don't want to get those five toasters! Also, make sure you choose enough items, you don't want to run out of options for the guests that shop last minute.

NEED MONEY FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? START A NEWLYWED FUND

There are plenty of sites like Honeyfund, Zola, and TheKnot that house a cash registry! Spread the shopping out. It may be fun for you to look at sheet sets in 30 different patterns before you move on to matching bath towels, but it could be absolute torture for your fiance. Spread the shopping sprees out, so you keep it fun.

Ta-Da! It's that easy! Let your family and friends know where you're registered via your website, shower inserts, invitation inserts, and word of mouth! And don't forget to send those Thank You notes after you receive your gifts! 

Grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet to help your planning process!
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