If you want to start figuring out what you need to register think about them in different categories. If you already live together or have a lot of items you can upgrade the items to better quality ones that will last a few years.
- Kitchen Electrics
- Kitchen Tools
- Fine China
- Table Linens
- Other: Like items for camping, a bike, dog bed, etc.
TIP: Try to get solid timeless pieces that you can use for years to come. For example solid white plates instead of an abstract flower pattern will be always in style. You can add color and spunk with accessories, place-mats, napkin holders etc.
If you already have everything you need or want something pricey like a $4,000 couch, you can register for gift cards or honeymoon funding websites.
Yes, It’s tacky to ask for money. If you register for a limited amount of items, most people will give cash.
Chose 1-3 stores you like and has most of the items you have on your list. To avoid being overwhelmed, you can create registries online and then go in the store and double check the items and use the fun gun scanner to add to your list. Make sure you can return items within a reasonable time period.
TIP: Don’t just choose expensive items. Have a variety of prices, some low, mostly mid range price and a few high priced to fit every guest’s budget.