Registry 101: 3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Registry
For those couples already set with wedding plans this year, it's now time to put together your registry. With decisions to make on what to get, how much to include, and the amount allocated for each item, the task can be quite harder than it seems. In this week's Registry 101, we'll dish out a few organization tips and practical advice to ensure your registry is diverse, practical, and inviting to friends and family.
Pricing Registry Items
To get the most out of your registry, consider breaking down items into lower monetary values. For instance, if you put $250 as the value for the majority of your items, it will probably deter friends and family from contributing, especially for those with smaller budgets. Instead, set up a good portion of your registry items in increments that are affordable to all (i.e. $15, $25 or $50).
Consider dividing your registry into clear categories such as "Kitchen", "Landscaping", "For the Home", "Travel Gear", or others. This will keep your registry organized, focused, and easy for guests to find what they'd like to gift you.
What to Include
Remember to register for items that you want and actually need. Don't feel obliged to include things just because you've seen other people get them for their registries. After all, this is your wedding registry. If you already have top-notch kitchen knives and plenty of serving dishes, then forget about them. This is your chance to get that gas grill, landscaping items for the new house, or deluxe luggage set you've always coveted.