All The Best Wedding Registry Tips For Every Budget And Lifestyle

Let’s be real: imaging your future gifts is one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning. This is where wedding registries come in. Registries will recommend gifts that your guests can buy and keep track of everything purchased for you. But what’s the best way to navigate wedding registries?

Certain registries can come with surprising benefits, such as funding your honeymoon and sending gifts at different times. Play the registry game smart, and you can replace all of your hand-me-down dishes, and furnish the rooms of your new home. Here are the best tips and tricks for handing your wedding registry.

Why Have A Wedding Registry?

A Turkish couple signs the wedding book following a mass wedding ceremony organized by the local government and a non-profit organization Nehir Foundation, for some 90 low-income couples
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If you want wedding gifts from your friends and family, a wedding registry allows them to pick from a selection that you know you’ll love. Your guests won’t guess what you’ll want incorrectly, and the registry will keep tabs on which items have already been bought, so there’s no risk of duplicates.

On top of all that, most stores offer post-wedding discounts on the remaining items. If you still want a product that you didn’t receive as a gift, you can buy it afterward for a lower price. Major department stores will even let you know who bought what for thank-you cards.