5 Things to Consider Before You Register
Registering for your wedding isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be pretty overwhelming. Whether you and your fiancé are already living together or are combining households, you have a lot of decisions to make! That’s why we came up with five quick tips to help you along the way.
1. What Do You Already Have?
If you’re living together, you can likely skip this question. However, it’s hard to know exactly what you need if you’re not sure what all your fiancé has in his kitchen cupboards. Plus, you may want to replace that blender he’s had for ten years. Decide what you’re keeping and ditching before you register. This will save you time (and an exhausting return line) in the future!
2. Price Matters
Some people will choose to get you one bigger ticket item, while others will choose to get you several smaller items. This is why it’s absolutely important to register for items ranging from a $2.99 spatula to a $599 Roomba.
3. It’s What YOU Choose
Some people register for spiralizers, creme brûlée torches and electric egg poachers, which sounds absolutely amazing, and yes, we’d love to sign up for their dinners! BUT, if you’re a cereal for dinner kind of person, don’t register for the fancy stuff you’ll never use. Stick to what you like. This is your registry and you and your spouse will be the ones putting these things to good use.
4. Where You Register
Real Simple says that it’s absolutely normal to register at 2-3 places, and if anything it’s recommended. Typically, couples register at a local shop where their guests are primarily located and the other location(s) is a larger department store like Bed, Bath & Beyond.
5. When Is Too Early?
Obviously, registering for the wedding prior to the engagement is a little strange, but doing so any time after the date is absolutely okay. In fact, it’s encouraged to do so quickly. This allows your guests to to bring a gift to an engagement party or stock the bar.