Planning Your Wedding Registry and Don’t Know Where to Begin? We Recommend Starting with Amazon.com
So, you’re finally engaged (Hurray! Congratulations!!) and you’re planning your wedding when you realize it’s time to start discussing a wedding registry with your significant other. What do you do? You probably know the general etiquette and rules around wedding registries: select some items, tell people, and get those items (yay)! Here are some tips on what to think about when planning your registry and the best places to register.
Who knew that Amazon.com did wedding registries? Most people will register at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, or other big box stores. But, with Amazon.com you’re sure to get some fantastic items that you would never find at the big box stores.
Amazon is easy for your guests to use, and offers an unbeatable selection. Your guests can explore the most-registered-for items, things that are trending, and the best products for your home. Your guests are also able to shop by room to make things even simpler.
Amazon also offers a Wish List button that you can place on your bookmark bar and whenever you find something you like at another online store, just click the wish list button and voila! It will be added to your registry through Amazon.com.
So check out Amazon’s Wedding Registry and discuss it with your significant other. I can honestly say you won’t regret it.
Wedding Registry Tips:
Once you have figured out where you’re going to register, here are some tips on how to go about the whole wedding registry part of your wedding planning.
This will give your guests plenty of time to come up with the right gift for you and your future spouse.
Let Your Guests Know
Unfortunately, it’s not appropriate for the bride or groom to ask for wedding gifts, so you have to be careful with how you let people know where you’re registered. Never include registry information with your wedding invitations — word of mouth is the appropriate way to disseminate this. Your registry info can, however, be listed on your bridal shower invites since the invitation does not come from you, but from the person hosting the shower. You can also include such details on a wedding web page, and share that website information on invitations.
Don’t be a slave to traditional registry lists . If you never cook at home but love to camp, it makes more sense to register for a tent than to request crystal goblets and fancy china. But be open to the fact that your tastes may change in the future. Even though you can’t imagine the need at this moment in your life, something may become indispensable in the future.
Make a list of what both of you have and will keep — and what you still need and want. Consider the need for “everyday” and “formal” versions of dinnerware, glassware, table linens, and serving items. Important: Discuss what level of formality you want and general color schemes or patterns before you begin.
Do It Together
The two of you should be registering for gifts you’ll both enjoy. To decide on what you need, talk about the style of home you’d both like, and divide and conquer categories (maybe he gets to choose electronics, while she gets to choose the bedding). And don’t let Mom drag you around — in this case, she may not know best for the two of you starting your new life together.
Know Your Guests
Be sure to register for items in a range of prices so that people can choose gifts within their means. Provide a mix of goods: Think traditional for older relatives, affordable and fun for college pals. It may sound a bit manipulative, but you’ve got to make your registry choices appealing — and easy for your guests to buy.
Think Outside the Box
Register for some unexpected, but much desired items. How about something related to sports, travel, or art?
And Most Importantly…Be Gracious
Within six weeks of receiving the gift, write a note that references the specific object and how or why you will enjoy using it. Once you start receiving gifts, keep a log noting what you received, from whom, when―plus the date that you sent out the note. It’ll ensure that nothing gets overlooked. It also makes for a handy reference tool the next time you’re scheduled to see someone and can’t remember what they got you.
Now that you’ve heard what Amazon.com has to offer when it comes to wedding registries, and have a better idea about what to do when planning said registry, go forth and create your ideal wedding registry!