One of the joys of planning a wedding is putting together your wedding registry. When compiling your wedding registry checklist, there are a few things to consider. First, be sure to tailor your wedding gift list to both you and your partner’s tastes, lifestyle and passions so that when your guests are scrolling through your registry they can see your personalities in each item. This will get your guests excited about making a purchase that is uniquely you rather than a generic gift.
Additionally, you will want to think about what you may need in the future. Consider adding items that you might want or need if you purchase a home, or begin to host guests around the holidays. And finally, do not shy away from including experiences on your wedding registry. Your wedding guests will be thrilled that they were able to help fund a getaway to Europe or a trip to a far-off destination. Here is how you can do it all.
This Not That
Adding a little personality to your wedding registry will not only make it more fun for your guests to shop for your wedding gift, but it will ensure that you get exactly what you want for your home. Think of your wedding registry as the chance to put together a wish list of things you really love. So if you have been eyeing a boho-style pendant lamp for awhile, go ahead and add it to your wedding registry instead of those ceramic mugs you really do not need.
Hostess With the Mostess
One of the most common mistakes that you can make as a couple when compiling your wedding registry is only adding items that you need at this time in your life. Consider what you already have, what you could use and what you might need in the future, not just what you need for your current lifestyle or home. More grown-up pieces like a roasting pan can be used when entertaining guests around the holidays, and a luxury bed linen set will be great when you are ready to make updates to the decor and furniture in your bedroom.
Bucket List, Baby!
Registry companies that specialize in travel as a wedding gift are gaining in popularity. Today’s brides and grooms are using their wedding registries to check items off of their travel bucket lists. Even airlines can be added to your registry. United Airlines, for example, is one of the handful of U.S. airlines that allow fliers to add their frequent flyer miles to a wedding registry. Many other airlines offer gift certificates that can be quickly added to a registry list. And it’s not just airlines. Hotels and a number of resort major brands can also be added to wedding registry services. Giving the gift of a trip of a lifetime is a lot more fun than handing over and envelope with a check or cash.
Ready to register? If you are just beginning to put together your wedding registry or adding the final touches, these registry planning tips can come in handy, whether you love to travel or if you are searching for items that will work great in your next home.