Being invited to weddings of your close family, friends, and loved ones usually means attending more events than just the Big Day. There may be an engagement party, a wedding shower, and a bachelor or bachelorette party to look forward to– which simply extends the fun in my opinion!
With all of the wedding-related events, gift giving for each event becomes something you need to plan for. By using the couple’s registry, a lot of the gift guess work has been taken care of for you. Here are some tips to help you navigate the wedding registry:
1. Browse Their Entire Wedding Registry
Traditional registries typically included a lot of housewares to help a new couple build their first home together after their wedding. Today, many couples choose to live together before getting married and often have many of the kitchen and decor items they need. Instead, couples are choosing to create modern wedding registries that include more than physical items – registering for honeymoon funds, experience gifts, and cash funds are becoming the norm. Because of this, it’s important to browse a couple’s entire registry before blindly heading out to the store to purchase a kitchen utensil. There may be a unique item or experience that you would rather give!
2. Don’t Go Off Of Their Registry
Sometimes shopping a registry can make you feel like you’re not putting enough thought into your gift. However, remember that couples put a lot of effort in creating their wedding wishlist that suits their style, so know that choosing a gift from this list means choosing something they truly want. However, if there is an item you’re eyeing but want to add some pizazz to it, feel free to go off the registry a little bit. For example, you don’t have to simply buy wine glasses – pair the wine glasses with the couple’s preferred vintage, reusable bottle stoppers, or tickets to a wine glass painting night. You’ll still be getting something from their registry and putting extra thought into your gift – win-win!
3. Creatively Bundle Gifts
When looking at the registry, get creative with how you present your gift. Buying towels for the bathroom? Buy a basket that can serve as your “gift bag” and also help the couple organize the towels in their home. Considering picking up the kitchen utensils they requested? Spring for the mixing bowls too and artfully arrange the utensils inside of it.
4. Add A Personal Touch
There are so many creative ways to add a personal touch to the items on a couple’s registry list. Consider monogramming bath towels or an apron. Giving a cookbook? Write a special message inside the cover. Do they love to read? Gift a Book of the Month Club subscription. Did the couple register for frames? Choose a photo of the couple to put in it too!
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Blog of the elegant bridal boutique located in Media, Pennsylvania (Suburban Philadelphia). The owner of the boutique was selected 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. We carry bridal, bridesmaid and prom dresses. Special services include Girls Night Out, Bridal Assistant and On-Site Alterations.