A wedding registry is a perfect way to get everything you need for your new life with your spouse. Still, putting one together can be a challenge, especially as many people already have most of the things they need when they get married. Here are a few of the essential gifts you can add to your registry while avoiding major mistakes.
Think About Travel
Today, many people already have the housewares and appliances they need to live together. But there are other critical things you may not have, such as the right travel gear. Luggage, hotel gift cards and travel gift certificates will make it easier for you to honeymoon or just vacation in the future — and travel is a wonderful bonding opportunity for a newly married couple.
Meal Subscription Plans
There are dozens of meal subscription plans out there, which make it easier for you to learn how to prepare new meals. Meal subscription plans send you the ingredients as well as a complete recipe: perfect for adjusting to your new, normal life without having to spend a lot of time on meal planning.
Many married couples already have a toaster and they don’t need three of them. More niche appliances, such as air fryers and juicers, are better options: they’re things that many people don’t buy for themselves, but still would use if they had it.
As a married couple, will your lifestyle be changing? If not traveling more, will you be entertaining more? Consider how your lifestyle is going to change and what you may need to meet this change. It may be things such as more wine glasses, serving platters or fondue equipment.
Consider Having Fun
Finally, a registry doesn’t have to be boring. Consider adding some fun things, such as a day at the entertainment park, or interesting decor. As people get married later in life, they often already have the essentials. Now is the time to get some quirky things your friends would find amusing.
The Biggest Mistakes When Making a Registry
Apart from the above, there are also some common mistakes you should avoid:
- Registering for only a few high-priced items. Give your guests more options, as they may have different budgets or want to send you the perfect thing.
- Registering for things you don’t really want. The last thing your new marriage needs is clutter. Make sure you have a use for each item on your list.
- Registering for a single store. Many people want to pick something out in person and they may not have a store accessible to them.
- Registering for a store late. You should give your guests a long time to consider the gifts they want to bring, rather than contacting them last minute.
A gift registry is intended to make your life easier as well as the lives of your guests — and that gives you more time to focus on other, important things such as your dress. Contact TK Bridal & Alterations today to discover the look for you.