Recipe for a Great Wedding & Gift Registry
As you get ready to exchange vows, it is also time to plan for your new lives together. That means registering for everything you and your soon-to-be have ever wanted.
Don't know where to start? Here are some great tips to get you started on your registry, courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond:
Plan ahead: Where you register is important-- ask friends, family and co-workers about their registry experiences and start one right after the proposal. That way, guests will have lots of options for engagement gifts and showers. Remember to update your registry by adding more products if you need to, even after the wedding.
Visit a store: Before you tie the knot, take a trip down the aisle of the store of your choice and walk and talk with an expert consultant who can help you with your gift selections that best fit your lifestyle. When you're selecting towels, sheets or pillows, get a feel for the products you want and if missed something the first time around, that shouldn't be a problem. Places like Bed Bath & Beyond allow your registry to be updated at any point both in-store and online. Find other places to register here!
Ask the experts: It's easy to get overwhelmed when registering. Need help deciding between ceramic or stainless steel cookware? Ask someone who knows a thing or two about registries: the resident registry expert-- Bed Bath & Beyond has plenty of them! From the time you start the registry process until you tie the knot, consultants make the process a snap.
Dream big, register bigger: Get all of the stuff that you really want. Register for at least two times as many gifts as the number of guests at the wedding. Friends and family will rely on the registry for special events leading up to the wedding-- including engagement parties, showers and holidays. Guests will love having a ton of choices in a wide range of price points and categories. Also, don't keep away from high-priced items like a KitchenAid Mixer, Dyson vaccum or a set of All-Clad cookware-- these make pretty cool group gifts!
Don't forget the fine china: If you want it, add it. This is the time to let others give you all of the stuff you wish you had in your new home, but you may never buy for yourself. You'll probably register for restaurant-quality cookware, so you should choose good-quality dinnerware that will last awhile. A lot of couples wish they had registered for formal tableware like fine china, crystal and flatware-- so it is the time to do it. You'll find lines like Lenox, Mikasa, kate spade new york, Waterford, Wedgwood and more at Bed Bath & Beyond. Not sure what you'll want for your dining table? Check out their Fine China Product Guide!
Wedding stationary: Your wedding stationary is about more than the invitation. A complete wedding stationary ensemble helps you inform your guests about every detail of your wedding, from asking guests to save your wedding date to thanking them for wedding gifts. Find some great options at one of our favorite vendors here.
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