As your wedding draws near you need to start thinking about setting up a wedding gift registry. Your guests want to buy you something that you love and a gift registry is a great way to let them know what you’ve got your eye on if they’re looking for suggestions. The guys at Yuppiechef have given us a few of their top tips and things to think about when setting up a registry.
The gift of time
Try and set up your wedding registry a good few months in advance and give yourself time to add all the items that you really want. The great thing about an online registry is that you can access it whenever you want so you have the luxury of adding items to your registry in manageable bite size pieces rather than having to do it all at once. Use the structure of the store or find out if they have a wedding registry check list to make sure you have covered all the different categories.
Gifts to last a lifetime
A wedding registry is a great opportunity to create a base of basics that will last you for the rest of your life. Pick high quality items in designs that you love, and that you can be sure will still make you smile in years to come.
The bigger picture
Choose items and colour schemes that compliment each other and fit in with your kitchen. If you’re starting out add individual items to make up coordinating sets such as pots and pans or knives.
Be true to yourself
Choose wedding gifts that match your personality and your lifestyle. If you love drinking wine but never bake, the future you is unlikely to spend their weekend intricately icing. If it’s just one of you setting up the wedding registry be sure to include gifts on your wedding registry that you both want.
Variety is the spice of life
Create a varied wedding gift registry that includes the classics as well as some fun and contemporary items to cater for the varied tastes and age groups of all your guests. Also ensure you have enough items on your wedding registry for the number of guests you have invited to your wedding.
Something for all pockets
Your brother might want to spend more on your wedding present than your friend from work. Make sure you choose items for your wedding gift registry to cater for all budgets big and small.
Don’t be shy to add those bigger items to your wedding gift registry. Your friends and family want to give you something that you really want for your wedding and if your heart beats for a KitchenAid Artisan mixer in pink or red add it to your wedding gift registry and give your guests the choice of clubbing together and getting it for you.
Tell your guests
Don’t forget to tell your guests about your wedding registry. Your guests want to get you and your partner a wedding gift that you will love. You set up a wedding registry to allow them to do this. Make sure they know about it. There are a number of ways to tell your guests. The majority of our brides and grooms make mention of it on their physical wedding invitation or with the directions. If you’re setting up a wedding website create a wedding gift registry page and link your wedding invitation to your wedding registry. Or, if you would prefer not to include mention of your wedding registry on your wedding invitation make sure a few key people such as your mom and bridesmaids know about it.
Keep an eye on your wedding registry
Don’t forget to cater for the last minute guests of which there are always many. In the weeks leading up to your wedding keep an eye on your wedding registry to make sure there are still enough items for all your guests.