Now that he mustered up the courage and popped the question and you’re officially engaged. Right after you purchase your tungsten wedding bands, it’s time to start planning your future together. One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is getting your registry together. Nowadays, many couples have lived together prior to marriage and therefore have an idea of what styles they enjoy or even as to which additional items they could use to enhance their home. Others still wait till after marriage to begin living together. No matter your choice, the wedding registry is a very important aid in starting your future.
With the ease of technology to aid seemingly everyone from the very young to the elderly, registries are an increasingly important tool that can help the excited couple choose their style. Guests can easily choose a wedding gift from the couple’s registry and get them a gift they can actually use. This way, everyone can contribute to the couple’s new life together, knowing that they are purchasing something the couple will love!
The next step is to choose where you want to register. Thanks to the ease of the internet, it is now easier than ever to find out where it is you want to register. For any couple starting their lives together, the obvious choice is to register at a store that contains all they could need, such as a Macy’s. Here are some helpful hints about how to choose the proper place for you and your future spouse to register.
1. First, decide as a couple where you like to shop. Remember, the gifts you receive are things you will use for your home, so make sure you like what you’re asking for. While women get a bad rap for their inexplicable love for Target, men share an affection for the store. Target works as it is a store that can satisfy daily needs as well as long term needs. Another popular choice is Crate & Barrel as it contains a plethora of household goods that are reasonably priced and durable. Another popular choice is Macy’s, which has plenty of selection. It is a little more high end, but full of many choices that are perfect for the new couple.
2. Second, it is important to take your guests and their time into account. At this point in the wedding planning process, you have an idea of the amount of guests that will be attending or at least be invited to the wedding. It is important to choose a store that is readily accessible to others. A local mom and pop general store may make it difficult for any out of town guests to find what you’re looking for
3. Third and finally, take consideration of the budget of your guests. It is advisable to choose various registries, one that is generally more affordable to most guests, such as Target, and a higher end one, such as Macy’s. This way, you can factor in all of your guests.
After having chosen the proper place, it is time to dig through the catalogs and make your wish list. It’s important to look around your existing home and decide what your really need. Some of the stuff you may need may be something you already posses, such as an aging appliance. Whatever you end up choosing, it is important to be specific and actually take the time to make a registry. Otherwise, you could end up with 7 toasters.