Welcome to a new Wedding Wednesdays Q&A! As always, we’re here to help with your wedding planning and this week we’re talking about wedding registry shopping: My fiance and I picked out where we want to register, but we’re having a hard time figuring out what to register for. We didn’t really want a wedding registry originally (because we have everything we need), but we wanted to make it easy for our guests. So, we’re starting the process, but are just having some difficulty. Do we choose items in a certain price range? Or do we just choose anything?
As you mentioned, wedding registries are meant to make it easy for your guests to pick out a gift for you, so the goal of picking items for your wedding registry is to also make it easy for your guests. Your wedding guests will have an amount they would like to spend in mind and what you want to do is pick items to easily help them get to that point. So, you want to pick items in a variety of prices. You’ll want some lower priced items and some higher priced items so that someone who wants to get a gift for $50 can find something (or somethings) and someone who wants to spend $200 can find something.
Many times guests will pick out multiple items to get to the total they are looking for and other times they can find something right on the money (pun intended). So, you want to make sure you do your wedding registry shopping for a good number of items in a range of prices. As guests start to send you wedding gifts, you’ll also want to check back in on your wedding registry to see if you need to register for more items in the price points that are getting chosen. This all helps to make picking out a gift easy peasy.
Now one last thing to mention is while items with different price points are important, you also want to register for items you want, so keep both in mind when you register. And have fun with it! How often do you get to pick out your own gift?
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