How-to Tips for Building a Wedding Registry

From knives and spoons to date nights and honeymoons, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your wedding registry. For many couples, the process is fun! For others, it may be a little daunting. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve included a few tips to help you through the process.

Think Ahead

Before you start building your registry, try to think beyond the present. Is there a chance you and your fiancé might host Thanksgiving or Easter brunch in the future? If so, think about what kind of products you might need to pull off a large-scale meal down the road.

Start Soon

Believe it or not, your guests will likely reference your registry for all those pre-wedding celebrations (think engagement parties and bridal showers). For that reason, it’s best to set up your registry as soon as possible.

Vary Your Price Points

You want all of your guests to feel like they can contribute, and there’s a good chance your friends and family will be looking at different price points. Be sure you include options with varying prices!

Add Experiences

More and more couples get married later in life, which means many household products have already been purchased by the time a wedding rolls around. If you find yourself in this situation, consider adding experiences to your registry. Honeymoon funds or date-night experiences are becoming increasingly common. You might also consider including a donation option in your registry, especially if there’s a nonprofit organization that’s close to your heart.

Avoid Pressure

You’re going to encounter a lot of advertisements that push “must-have” items. It will get excessive quickly. Remind yourself that you don’t need to add every recommended product. The ultimate goal is to just register for a collection of items that will help you and your fiancé build your new home together.

Edit Often

It’s okay to change your mind. In fact, we recommend it. Throughout the process, take some time to reflect back on your list and eliminate any products you won’t really use.

Integrate Your Registry

Digital invitation services (like Greenvelope) offer an extended details page. Be sure to integrate your registry to this details page for easy accessibility. Your guests will love not having to search for more information.