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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Registry

WHY IS COMPILING A LIST OF THINGS YOU WANT SO DIFFICULT?! Seriously though. Getting our wedding registry together has been pretty stressful. Yes, I realize how moronic and outwardly bratty that sounds. I really had no idea where to begin when selecting items for our registry. I knew I wanted to register at three places, which would allow for a range in prices. We decided on Williams-Sonoma, Macy's, and Crate & Barrel. I relied heavily on my Maid of Honor, my wedding planner/mother, and The Knot's Wedding Registry Checklist. A few things to keep in mind when registering:

Buy things you need and will use. Yes, the decorative crystal dog is nice to look at, but a serving platter might be more practical.

Let your groom be involved. My Darling Fiance did not have much of an interest in the registry because he was swamped with school and job hunting. So, I created our registry and asked him to look it over and then let me know if he wanted to add or delete items. He did. I made it easy for him to be involved and didn't get mad at him when he said that the $800 ivory throw was ridiculous... because he was right.

Pull inspiration from Pinterest, catalogues, and the websites of the stores at which you're registering.

Consider the care required with owning particular items. Yes, the brightly colored everyday china with gold trim is darling, but it's hand wash ONLY. Just don't even go there. Choose a classically beautiful china pattern that you can throw in the dishwasher after a long day.

Add more items than guests. Way more. That way, your guests will feel comfortable buying you a gift that is in keeping with their budget. Also, most stores keep your registry active for a year after your wedding {hello birthday and holiday gifts}.




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