What should you register for? Start with things you’ll need for everyday, special occasions, and holidays. Start in one room of the house such as the kitchen or dining room, and move on to other rooms in your home (bathroom, bedroom, living room, guest room, garage, garden, etc.). Register in a variety of price ranges from the college budget to larger group gifts to accommodate all your guests. Discussing the decorating plans and color themes in advance will make the registry process much easier and more enjoyable.
Registry is not just for the bride to decide. National registries report that about 70% of the registry is done by the couple together. Many brides are surprised at the attention to detail and craftsmanship that their grooms will contribute to the selection process. Grooms will also find sections on the registry forms for the tools and toys they’d like to receive for the new household.
Register at these fine stores in your area
Crate & Barrel
Marriott Gift Card
Earth Friendly GoodsTiffany & Co.
Bed Bath & Beyond
The Home Depot
Carnival Cruise Lines
Royal Caribbean Gifts@Sea RegistryHave fun with registry! This is the perfect time to shop with your fiance, either in the store, or online. Discuss your style types and colors. We’ve also included two cruise lines so that you can register toward expenses for your honeymoon. Neat, huh?
How do you let people know where you are registered, and that by registering, you have indicated your preference or gifts? Discreetly! Do NOT list your registry on an invitation. Let the family and friends spread the word for you. As gifts start arriving, it is a good idea to update the store registry on gifts received to help prevent duplication.
Registry can be utilized for the wedding and shower alike, not only for the bride but also for the groom. Why should the bride have all the fun of a shower? A tool party for the groom can be a crafty best man’s planning for the bachelor party.
With the growing numbers of second marriages, older brides, and grooms, and brides and grooms living on the their own with established households before marring, registering at specialty shops such as hardware, music, gardening stores or art galleries is becoming more common practice. With the craftsmanship and artistry available today, bridal couples should take advantage of the art that abounds.
If a favorite store or gallery doesn’t offer a registry, you might ask the family and friend to also suggest a gift certificate or a certain retailer when providing registry information.