This list can be true for any type of registry, but it is going to hone in on wedding registry specifics. I feel like there are some key components to making the perfect registry no matter what type of registry that it. There are so many things I didn’t take into consideration at first. After trial and error I came up with a few tips to help any other registry newbie:
- Don’t be shy about it. Add everything and don’t add something because you don’t want to have “too much”. If you need a potato peeler put it in there. You don’t know how much someone can afford so maybe that’s the perfect price for them and if you need it why not let it be available to gift. There is no such thing as too much.
- Don’t double dip. If you have pans from one store don’t have pans in another store. I thought ok well if they go here there’s pans but if they go here there are pans. The problem with that logic is if two people say oh I’ll get pans then you’ll have too many pans. Be knowledgeable about what’s at each registry.
- Make a website. I know Wedding Wire or The Knot have good websites. I have a Wedding Wire site. I love this idea because you can put all your registries in one place. It also helps people find your registry quickly since all the stores can be found in one general location.
- Limit the stores. I would stick to about 5 or fewer registries you open. It’s better to have a few registries with SO much stuff on them than SO many registries with just a handful of items. Most items can be found on multiple sites so just condense the shops. I did stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Anthropology, and Amazon.
- Make a list. Since Jeremy and I will both be going from home to on our own we don’t have a lot of stuff, so I started making a list of everything I used. When I made eggs I would look at every utensil I used and typed it up on my phone. It Made it easier to fill up my registry because I just took it from the things I used daily. I also walked about the house and kitchen and looked at the things I may not use daily but I do use often.
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