Wedding planning often feels like you are slowly just going through the motions, making quick and well thought out decisions while moving on to the next item to check off the list. All the vendor meetings and big decisions are fun but can also prove to be difficult. One particular task that was thrilling and arduous at the same time was choosing items for our registry, believe it or not. I am sure you are wondering how choosing brand new and beautiful decor for your future life together can be strenuous. The tough part was not only deciphering what items were necessary but also what color scheme we wanted and how many of each we needed. The reason for this is Corey and I are not yet in our ‘forever’ home – we do not know how big our kitchen will be and how much storage space we will have, etc. I have put together a short list of key considerations to keep in mind as you and your partner dive head first into the amazing world of wedding registries!Image via
Keep Style Top of Mind When Choosing Where to Register
By now you have a pretty good idea of what you and your partner’s personal style is when it comes to home decor. Do you prefer a specific line such as Nate Berkus for Target or do you prefer Crate & Barrel for their modern everyday classics? It is all personal preference.
Include Both High and Low Cost Items
This allows for variety as well as affordability for your guests as they sift through your registry and choose what they would like to buy for you.
Understand What You Actually Need
It is easy to go wild and register for one of everything, especially if shiny new kitchen gadgets excite you. But it is important to really sit down with the wish list check list and determine what you will actually use and if you have proper + ample storage for all the items you ask for. Do you really need a hand mixer AND a standing mixer? A Vitamix AND a food processor? Are you registering for the mini donut pan because you will absolutely make yummy donuts on a Sunday morning and surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed…or do you just like how this sounds? 🙂
Include 2-3 Stores For a Well Rounded Registry List
Plain and simple, you may love the kitchen gadgets that Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn offer but prefer a Macy’s or Bloomingdales for all your bathroom + bedroom needs (i.e. towels, sheets, luggage, etc.).Image via
Registering has definitely been high on the list of wedding to-do’s for me. I highly recommend attending the private registry events each store promotes. While it is efficient to do it all online, actually walking through the store helps gain perspective on what brands and designs are available. Personally, I loved when brand representatives were available to give demos and walk you through how to use their products (especially when it came to choosing which knife block we wanted – Shun all the way!). Cheers to finding the perfect champagne flutes!Image via