“If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.” -George Ade

Today we are going to talk about something that everyone needs but never wants to talk about. The registry. First, you need to answer a few questions.

  1. Do you want a registry?
  2. Why do you want a registry?
  3. What kind of registry do you want?
  4. How will you present your registry?

registryNow I must tell you that they way we did our registry is considered “tacky” by the women on Wedding Wire. We did a honeymoon registry and we put the registry information on our invitations. Some people think that you shouldn’t post anything about your resistry but I think that’s ridiculous. People will want to know and if it’s not presented, you’re going to end up with 2 crockpots and a bunch of picture frames. Trust me, you’re going to want to include it. Of course, if you don’t want to add it to your actual invitation, you can put it on a separate card with the invitation. I’ve seen it done with pretty much everyone I know. We didn’t go with the separate card because we were on a very small budget and needed to save money. We didn’t care if [people thought it was “tacky”

Now, a registry is really good for anyone. For example, we already have a house with all the stuff we need but we can’t afford our honeymoon on top of all the wedding expenses and we know other people who chose to do a honeymoon fund so we thought it was perfect. Not everyone pitched in, we still got some pretty cool stuff. We didn’t expect to get much…we didn’t expect the presents we got either. Like I said, you’ll end up with a lot of picture frames. They came in handy, though!

There are many places you can register, you have to decide what stores fit YOU. Never pick the place you put as your registry based on where other people shop. This is for you and for your home NOT for theirs. Now, with that being said, if you pick a store that is not accessible for everyone, you might want to pick two stores just to have a variety.

This May give you some ideas on what to put on a registry. Be careful, though, because Pinterest can be a little overwhelming. Wedding Registry Ideas

Whatever you decide to do, do it because YOU and your spouse want it, not because of what others will want or what they will think. You do you.


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