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First off, congratulations on your engagement! Second, take a deep breath. I’m here to give you all the wedding registry tips I can, to help alleviate as much stress as possible!

  1. Make a list 
    Make a list right away of items you want or need. Look around your house for anything that could use an upgrade or for anything you may not have! Making a list is one of the easiest ways to stay organized and make adding items to your registry a whole lot easier!
  2. Find your stores
    Register at stores that you and your partner shop at, but make sure you have a variety of options on there. 2-4 stores is best! This will give your guests a variety of gifts to choose from, at a variety of price points.
  3. Make it a date night(s)
    This can actually be a very fun and exciting date night for you and your partner! If you have multiple stores that you’re creating registries at, turn it into a couple date nights! This will allow you to have time to really look at what you want before adding it to your registry! Spend time looking at the colors, the brands, make it fun!
  4. Offer both online & in-store registries
    This is really important, especially if you are including stores on your registry like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, as they may not be stores that are local to all of your guests. Having a registry both online and in-store provides your guests a lot of ease, as they can order online should they choose to rather than having to go to the store.
  5. Offer a variety of price points 
    Not everyone can afford to gift you with that new $500 Shark vacuum that’s on your registry, so make sure to include a variety of gifts at a variety of price points!
  6. Continue adding to your list 
    Now, I totally understand if you don’t want to know what gifts you’ve gotten until you open them after your wedding, however, your list can dwindle very quickly if you either don’t put a lot on it to begin with, or if you don’t continue to add to it! If you don’t want to see what items you’re receiving before the wedding, ask a parent to keep an eye on the registries and have them update it as needed.
  7. Don’t add items you don’t actually want 
    This one’s pretty self explanatory, but I hear stories all the time about how couples were gifted with items that they’ve NEVER used; don’t be that couple. Be specific with what you put on your registry, don’t settle for items you don’t want. I guarantee your guests would rather spend the money on items they know you’re going to use.
  8. Add a honeymoon fund to your registry
    This is a brilliant idea, and can really help you out when it comes time to paying for your honeymoon! A little bit goes a long way, and some guests would actually prefer to give money instead of a gift, so why not have it go towards your honeymoon fund? If you’re not going on a honeymoon, you can switch it up! Offer a puppy fund, or a family fund; but make it unique to you and your partner!

I hope these tips helped you out when it comes to creating your wedding registry! Please share this blog with someone you know who is currently planning their wedding!