Registering for wedding gifts is something many couples forget to do. In the hectic planning stages, it is easy to overlook it. But signing up for a bridal registry is crucial.
Buying a wedding gift is a very difficult task. Unless you know the bride and groom very well, it’s hard to anticipate what they would want, what they could use, what they might already have, and what they really need.
You can make the job easier for your friends and family by registering. When you go in to register for your wedding, you will be able to choose a number of gifts you’d like to receive. You can tell your friends and family where you’ve registered, and they can go shopping at that store for gifts. They will be able to see what you’ve registered for, and the store will keep track of what has already been purchased so there are no duplicates.
You may prefer to be surprised with what you receive, but just remember that you’re not doing any favors for yourself or your family. They want to get you something you can really use and that you’ll both really enjoy. If the two of you detest coffee, it would be very sad if you received a coffee pot, and even more so if you received two or three!
Besides, not everyone is likely to shop at the place you register with. Some people may not like that store, or they may be from out of town, or they may just have something very specific in mind for you.
But registering is one way to be sure that you’ll get at least a few things that you really need and want. You’ll be able to help out those people who just don’t know what to get you, and you’ll be doing yourselves a favor in the process!
So don’t forget to set up your bridal registry. And be sure to choose a variety of gifts for all budgets. You may prefer more expensive gifts, but do remember to be kind to those whose budgets may not allow a more expensive purchase.
Rachael Aprill Phillips is a freelance writer and the founder of Rachael Academy. You can find out more about her work on rachaelacademy.com