registry do’s & don’t’s

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked wedding around here, which is funny since that’s what really kickstarted this whole blog to begin with. Planning my big day had been something I’d dreamed of since I can remember – but then again most girls dream of their fairytale wedding and all of the festivities that come with it, am I right? For me the actual wedding planning was a whole lot more difficult and less “fun” than I’d imagined, so whenever Williams-Sonoma asked me to share my thoughts on registering for a wedding, I was eager to.

With so many decisions to be made (from the time of day and location, to the flowers in the bouquet and boutonnières), the last thing you want to stress over is your registry. After all, that’s the fun stuff and probably the only part your significant other will be interested in. Below are a few of my suggestions to making your registering process smooth and efficient.


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The Do’s
• Make a list of items you need most – the necessities, like pots and pans, bedding, towels, glassware, flatware, and dinnerware. Williams-Sonoma has a Registry Basics Checklist to simplify this step.
• Be sure to include serving pieces. At 20-something years old, you may not imagine hosting a Christmas dinner in your home, but one day that may happen (possibly sooner, rather than later) and those serving trays, plates, & glasses will be much needed.

• Register for gifts at various price points. People like to choose from a variety of gift options and everyone has a different idea on how much is appropriate to spend. Click here to discover the benefits of Williams-Sonoma’s wedding registry.

The Don’t’s
• Do not let your location stop you from registering at your favorite retail and handmade stores. With online registries, your guests may easily shop for items you need. Plus, this gives them additional options like shipping the package directly to your new home and gift wrapping.
• Do not register at just one location. Some people prefer to shop online and others opt to shop locally, so chose at least two or three stores for your guests to shop comfortably.

• Do not hesitate to register for non-traditional items. If you and your soon-to-be spouse are paying for your own honeymoon, you may want to register for a destination.

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*I was excited to work in collaboration with Williams-Sonoma on this post since I’m such a fan of the store. As always, all opinions are genuine and my own.

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