The 3 wedding registry tips and tricks to think about before you and your partner head to the stores + our top registry items for a modern, curated home.
My love for interior design, kitchen gadgets and home decor has always been prevalent not only here on the blog, but also over on Instagram. From tips on how to modernize your home, to building the perfect copper ladder, to creating a gallery wall, I really do love everything about making a house a home. As you may expect, when it came time for John and I to create our wedding registry, I was so ready and excited to create, build upon and maintain a cohesive look for our home. We definitely learned a few things through the process, so I’m sharing these tips and tricks to help you determine exactly you are looking to accomplish while creating the best look that matches you and your partner’s style.
1. Choose The Stores With Intention
Deciphering between what stores to register at is totally dependent on your personal style, what items you need and how rewarding their registry benefits are! We choose Crate and Barrel for the classic meets modern look, and good old Macy’s! There are perks to both of these stores, so be sure to check them out if the style is something that you’re looking for! One of the fun wedding themed events we have attended was a private registry event at Crate and Barrel for engaged couples to come into the store, meet with vendors, and leave with a great goodie bag..all before the store opens to the pubic! Pro tip: If you to want to register at a store with more feminine items (hint, hint, Anthropologie) buy your hubby-to-be isn’t nearly as excited for those types of items, consider creating a separate registry for your bridal shower and bachelorette party!
2. Start With The Items You Need
Yes, yes! I know this might not be the most fun, but really sitting down and understanding the items that are priorities is a wonderful way to get you thinking in the right direction. Could your old microwave from forever ago be replaced? What about the 2 cup sized coffee maker that simply won’t cut it for marriage life?! Have you been putting off purchasing items that you know you absolutely need? These are the items you should consider putting on your registry first. Once those items are on your list, it’s time to have some more fun! Depending on your wedding size, the amount of items will definitely range. Pro tip: It is considered common to register for 2 gifts per guest, so be sure to have your guest list somewhat finalized before you go wild!
3. Be True & Practical With Your Choices
Just because those out dated guides tell you to register for 12 teacups and saucers, overwhelming large gravy boats and fine china you’ll use once a year does not necessarily mean those are the items for you! The guides and expectations for registries are typically not relevant to the modern couple of today, especially for those who co-habilitate before marriage. Since living together often brings together all those appliances, silverware and towels already into your home, think about refreshing the items that you need, then choose the gifts you’ve always wanted!
If you’re just starting to think about your wedding registry, or you want to add some great items to you existing list feel free to check out a few of our top items we added to our registry!
Creating a registry can be tricky, and maybe even overwhelming at first, but you are going to have the most fun ever curating your favorite times! If you prepare with a plan, consider booking one of the private registry events at the store, and have fun with it, creating your registry will be a blast! The best thing about the process is that you can always go back and edit online, so I suggest reading through reviews of items after you leave the store that way your guests are invited the gift the best items possible. Bad reviews? You might want to consider removing it from your registry. After all, these items will be sticking with you for years to come so ensure you’re picking the crème de la crème.
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Until Next Wedding Wednesday…