Tips for Making a Wedding Registry

Making a wedding registry is a highly personal process. After all, you’re identifying the things that would most prepare you and your betrothed for a new life together. But regardless of where you choose to register, there are a few tips for making a wedding registry that anyone can follow.

When it comes to registries, the only hard and fast rule is don’t make your wedding about the gifts. Pick gifts across multiple price points and don’t advertise your registry on your invitations or your save the dates (or on TV, Kardashian style!). Whether you’re going for a gift registry, cash registry, or combination of the two, try to have it set up several weeks in advance of any showers and spread the word through your Maid of Honor, Best Man, and wedding website so your guests know where to look. And above all, be grateful for all the gifts, even the ones you didn’t ask for.

Check out Zola and Thankful Registry for one-stop shops that allow you to register from multiple retailers in the same registry. Zankyou, Present Value, and Deposit a Gift will also let you set up cash registries to be directly deposited in your bank account. If cash doesn’t feel personal enough, you can make a list of “wants” that your guests can donate toward: like a deposit on a house, a new couch, or that Crockpot you’ve been eyeing for the last six months.

As long as you’re following the above tips for making a wedding registry, you’ll be off to a great start!