6 Wedding Registry Rules to Live By
On the wedding to-do list, setting up a registry can seem like a low priority, especially if you're overwhelmed by all the options out there. But if you're armed with advice from the experts, as well as brides and grooms who have done it before, the process can be made simple. The pros at Blueprint Registry have seen and heard it all, so they're offering these tips for registering for gifts and having fun in the process.
Don't Over-Register for Things You Won't Use
As fun as a set of twelve margarita glasses may sound, those take up a lot of storage space to only be used once or twice a year. Try a versatile set of tumblers to handle all your specialty cocktail needs.
Do Think Outside the Box
Power tools. A couch. Shelves. A gym membership. Donations to charity. These days, the possibilities are truly endless, and with options like cash funds and group-gifting, those seemingly out-of-reach big ticket items are suddenly much more realistic.
Don't Forget the "Boring" Household Staples
Extra sets of sheets and towels, Tupperware, and tea candles are good examples of gifts that may not seem fun at the time, but you'll be so thankful to have them when you suddenly need them.
Do Register for Wall Décor
Trust us—when you get your wedding photos back, you're going to want to frame some, if not all of 'em. Add frames to your registry so that you're ready. Art is a gift people love giving, too, so register for something you love and you'll think of your wedding day every time you see it.
Don't Go for Trendy Over Classic
These gifts are supposed to last, so sticking with quality, timeless items will ensure that you don't fall out of love with them the minute the trends shift elsewhere.
Do Keep Your Guests (And Their Budgets) in Mind
Make sure to register for plenty of gifts (rule of thumb is to register for twice as many gifts as there are guests) and at varying price points, so that your friends and family have plenty of options when they get to your registry.