As you and your partner plan your special day, don’t let the next stage of your lives fall by the wayside. Creating a gift registry tailored to your tastes and needs will ensure that you’ll have everything you need to start this new chapter together on the right note!
Many younger couples can really benefit from the convenience of a gift registry. Registering for everyday essentials like quality cookware, cutlery, and bed and bath linens takes the stress out of just starting out together. Your registry is also an excellent place to ask for the items you know you’d use and love, but might not buy for yourself. If you love baking, for example, consider asking for a quality stand-mixer or high-end pieces that will last you a lifetime. If the two of you are outdoorsy, a great tent and camping gear may be excellent gifts that you get lots of use out of. So spend some time considering what kinds of gifts will be meaningful to you and your partner.
Some couples ask for donations toward their honeymoon—this is a great way to take some pressure off of funding your newlywed getaway, and loved ones appreciate the chance to help fund a trip you’ll always remember.
Another trend that more established couples are gravitating toward puts a humanitarian spin on wedding registries. More and more couples are opting out of receiving gifts and instead ask their friends and families to donate to a charity of choice in their name. This is a great way for newlyweds whose home is already well-stocked to make an impact on a cause that’s close to their hearts.
Remember that your loved ones are excited to choose gifts that will be useful and meaningful to you. Registering for gifts, donations, or any other thing you dream up is an excellent way to show off your personal style or values. Tell us in the comments or on our Facebook page: any tips for creating the perfect registry? Any other trends in registering you’ve seen?