Wondering what to put on a wedding registry? Use this wedding registry checklist to get tips and advice and see wedding registry essentials.
Pop those champagne bottles—you’re engaged! That means you’re about to get super busy planning the wedding of your dreams. While choosing your wedding venue and finding the wedding dress of your dreams is surely on the top of your to-do list, you might be surprised to learn that compiling the items on your wedding registry should be one of your very first tasks. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about wedding registry etiquette, how to register for your wedding and the essential items that should be on your wedding registry checklist.
Wedding Registry Etiquette
There are no rules when it comes to what to put on a wedding registry—anything from formal china to a honeymoon in Bora Bora are totally okay to include! Still, there are some guidelines to keep in mind when creating your wedding registry:
- Register shortly after your engagement. If you’re having an engagement party, people will want to buy you wedding gifts. Give them the opportunity to gift you exactly what you need (and want!).
- Register at more than one place. This way, your guests will have a variety of gifting options. And try to choose at least one big-name retailer (like Macy’s or Amazon.com). Your guests who don’t live locally will thank you.
- Select gifts at a variety of price points. While you should absolutely feel free to add pricier items to your registry (we’re looking at you, stand mixer), you’ll want to offer a full range of items so that all of your guests can find something they can afford.
- Connect your registry with your wedding website. Put your wedding registry information on your Knot wedding website so that your guests have easy access to it.
- Feel free to keep adding! While some people will be purchasing gifts for your engagement party or shower, many will also continue to use your wedding registry to purchase gifts up to or even after your wedding day, so it doesn’t hurt to keep adding as inspiration strikes or available items dwindle.
- Thank-you notes. Don’t forget to send a thank-you note for each gift you receive. Send a card as soon as the gift arrives, even if that’s before the wedding day. It will also make it easier than coming home from your honeymoon with a pile of thank-yous to write all at once.