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So, you are engaged to be married! Congratulations! What an exciting time of your life. There is so much to do to prepare for the big day. While you are making your to-do lists, remember that in addition to planning the wedding ceremony, wedding reception and honeymoon, there will be wedding gifts to be considered. Setting up an Amazon wedding gift registry and other registries that you may be interested in should be near the top of that list.
Your family and friends will give you gifts. Everyone wants to get you something really special but they have no idea what you and your fiance want or need. Setting up a wedding registry is the best way to help them out. It may seem a little soon – after all, you just got engaged – but this is the one thing the two of you can do far in advance that takes no more than surfing the internet. So why not get started!
Most stores offer wedding registries. The most complete and convenient one is the Amazon Wedding Registry. Almost everyone shops Amazon and many people are Amazon Prime members. Amazon lovers will be thrilled to see that you have set up a registry with them. Other popular stores like Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Pier 1 also have registries. Pier 1 has a great Wedding Registry Checklist that anyone can use to help you think it through and make a plan! Just be sure to include a local store or two for guests who prefer to shop in-store!
How To Pick Items For Your Wedding Gift Registry
When? Set up and complete your wedding registries soon as possible.
What? This is all about the two of you! Select everything you want but do give your friends a lot of choices. You and your honey should work on this project together and have fun. You can window-shop online and also go visit some stores.
If your home together will be the first time you have lived on your own, you will need everything from measuring spoons for the kitchen to a new bed! If either of you have lived on your own for a while, you will have to decide what will come with you and what you would like to replace. Whatever your situation, enjoy learning each other’s tastes and do your best to select items you will both love.
Where? Mix it up. Select a couple of convenient online venues, including the Amazon Wedding Registry, and then add a store or two where your guests can shop in person or online.
Tip: when selecting stores, for your own sake look into their return policies. How easy is it for you to return a gift if you need to? If they require a receipt, you may want to skip that store and pick someone else.
Price? Do a little bit of everything. Some people will want to go all out – extravagant is just what they are looking for. Others may not be able to afford higher prices but they still want to give you something you will like. So, go high, middle and a few low, too.
Tip: you may love surprises but discovering that the registry isn’t tracking purchases correctly is not one of them. Check your registries regularly. If you see something seems to be wrong, contact them for help. Monitoring you registries will minimize receiving duplicates and triplicates of the same gift later on.
Tip: also, do not select the same item for each registry or you may very well get more than one.
Announcements – send out “Save the Date” engagement announcements. As people start to congratulate you, some early birds may ask you if you are registered yet and where. Be ready so that you can tell them!