I have couples a lot of the time that only want to receive monetary gifts from guests for their wedding...the "Wishing Well Syndrome" is what I've named it. Couples are merging two households or have been living with one another for a while before the wedding date, so why register for gifts "when we have everything". But if you add registering to your wedding to-do list and register thoughtfully, you will thank yourself in the months and years to come. Plus take into consideration the guests who just want to give a gift or have credit cards to use instead of cash.
I have listed a few registry tips to help you with this process:
- Register early in the planning process so you won't find it to be a tedious task later down the line
- At minimum, choose two stores to ensure your guests have various price ranges
- Choose stores that will have your registry posted online and the website is user-friendly
- Remember, registry information should not be included inside your wedding invitations. Word-of-mouth and wedding websites are the best options for spreading the word to those who want to purchase a gift or gift card.
- And have fun with it! Your registry is a wish list of items you want to enhance your home as Mr. & Mrs.
(photo credit - Wasio Photography)
Repost from June 2010