So, have you had enough of it yet? You know what I’m talking about; the never ending bridal etiquette. Just when you think you’re in the clear, you’ve learned who does what, stands where, seats whom, and on and on and on, but behind door number 3 is something fun…your gift registry! So here we go, the “do’s” and “don’ts” of bridal registry!
You may think it’s silly to register if you’re having a small wedding, but it is a definite “do”. Whether you are having a big wedding or small one, your guests need help with choosing a gift. You can register for almost anything these days, including large-ticket items, like appliances. Or, if you have an established household, you can give your guests the option of helping with your honeymoon travel expense.
“Do” make sure to register at more than one store. This allows your guests to choose where they can make their purchases; which can be especially helpful if your guests live in a city where the store you chose to register at isn’t located. You should also check to see if the stores you’ve chosen to register at have online website shopping.
“Don’t” feel uncomfortable about registering. This isn’t a game of “what can I get out of them”. Your guests want to get you gifts that will help you begin your new life. When you register you are allowing them to choose something that they want to get you, and this way they know they are getting you something you need, or really, really, really want.
“Do” make an appointment with a registry consultant. Their job is to help you determine what you will need. They will also make sure your registry is organized so you’re not registering for ‘some of this and some of that’ without having a full set of anything. They will also help you select a wide range of gifts to register for so your guests have several price options available.