When you're planning a wedding, all the decisions involved can get overwhelming pretty quickly. A wedding registry is a convenient tool, allowing all your guests to give you a gift that they know you want and will actually use. It’s a win-win! For many couples looking to start a family, prioritizing housewares for the inevitably larger home is a great place to start. For a jump start on wedding gift ideas, check out our curated lists by searching "wedding" on our blog.
Buying for someone else who doesn't have a registry (or maybe is already bought up)? Typically a check for $150-$200 is appropriate or you can check out our curated wedding gift ideas list.
Here are the top reasons why you should make a gift registry to prepare for your special day:
It's a fun break from the stress of wedding planning
Wedding planning is always exciting, but with the constantly accumulating costs, it isn't without stress. Creating a registry, on the other hand, is like going on a giant shopping spree where you don't have to pay for anything! Not only that, but you can do it completely online. You can snuggle together on the couch as you plan all the beautiful and practical things you can see yourselves using in your new life together. From planning your dream honeymoon to future dinner parties to couple traditions you want to start together, making a registry will be a fun and relaxing change of pace.
You can kickstart your goals as a couple
Maybe you want to have a dream honeymoon that’s a little out of your reach. Or maybe you bought a new home, and want to get started on all those home renovations to make it your own. You can create a cash fund on your registry to set you up for your goals, and your guests can feel good about contributing to new life in a real way.
It's a great way to get your life organized
You’re not just planning the wedding; you’re thinking about your growing life together and all of the things you'll need with you on your journey. A wedding registry is a great way to keep track of what you still need in your home together. From the decorative to the practical, with a registry, you can view it all in one place.
You'll never forget who got you what
It can be tough to track who got what and that makes writing thank you cards an unpleasant task. With a registry, you know when someone buys something or contributes to the cash fund. It is a great way to stay organized and efficient.
You can add items from anywhere
Add anything you want to your wedding registry from anywhere you want! You aren’t limited to a single store; you can go crazy registering for items all over the very wide world of the internet. This is great for those with eclectic taste and for covering all your needs from bed and bath to tech and travel. Adding anything from anywhere also means that you don’t have to stay traditional with your registry. If you don’t cook, there’s no need to register for a crock pot.
You can get cash back
With a SkipWish Wedding Registry, you get up to 10% cash back on qualified gifts. That’s just free money, which is something you want when you are paying for the biggest celebration of your life.
It's easy to share with other people
With a registry, sharing is easy for you and your guests. Everyone has that aunt that needs to be sent the link multiple times or the friend who never checks their email and will only go through social media. With multiple ways to share, SkipWish has you covered.
You can do automatic price comparisons
Your guests will have different budgets so creating a registry with a wide range of price points is thoughtful. With the automatic price comparison tool, you have an easier way to make sure that you are hitting all those price points. Don’t be shy with adding a lot of items of different sizes. Your friend may want to get you a coffee maker to make sure they have a nice cup when they come over and your grandma may want to get you a full set of place settings.
You can get started on your future home
Wedding registries are usually loaded with home furnishings, appliances, tableware, and other homewares to fill your home right out of the gates. Owning a new home as a couple often means a larger home, maybe with a dining room, and with it, too much space to fill with things from your single life and your small apartment alone. Looking for ideas? A Newlyweds’ Guide to Setting Up the Perfect Home is a great place to start. You can also use our popular gift ideas page with our "Wedding" filter, to see what other wedding registries have listed in the past.
Hope that helps!
p.s. Don't forget about the bride/groom and parent gifts! It's customary that the bride and groom buy each other gifts as well as gifts for the wedding party (parents included). For the right ideas, check out our articles on wedding gifts for parents, groomsmen gifts, bridesmaid gifts, and our guides for buying gifts for groom from bride and gifts for bride from groom
Looking for ideas? Get started with your registry today by making your own gift list with Skipwish and we'll set you up with recommendations.
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