If you are planning an upcoming wedding, you may be wondering if you really should register for a registry so that your guests can buy you gifts. With registries, you are able to choose items that you would like to have and then your guests can purchase those items as wedding gifts and send them directly to you. Below are a few reasons why having a registry can be beneficial for you and your guests!
Registries Let Your Guests Know What You Need And Want
When you make a registry, you and your fiancé are choosing items that you both want and need for your new life together. This helps take the guess work out of gift giving for your wedding guests. Your wedding guests know that if they purchase you something off of your registry, that it will be something you want and love and that you will be able to use it!
Helps Limit Guests Purchasing Duplicate Items
Registries are also super helpful because once a guest purchases an item off of your registry, it will mark that item as purchased so your other guests won't buy you the exact same thing. This way you won't end up with 5 toasters and your guests will know that you still need an item. This is also why it's important to narrow down your registry to your favorite items and only put one of each type of item on your registry (ie. don't put 5 different toasters on your registry, just put your favorite one down).
Gifts Can Be Sent Directly To You
Registries also allow your guests to mail their gifts directly to you so they won't have to bring the gift to the wedding and you won't have to haul the gift back home once the wedding is over. Some registries will even gift wrap your gifts for your guests as well so it really makes purchasing a gift easy for your guests.
Can Let Guests See Multiple Price Points
Your guests will have different price points that they can afford for your wedding gifts. With a registry, you are able to add items with a smaller cost and items with a larger cost so there will be something for everyone. This can also allow your guests buy more than one item so it can fit their budget perfectly.
You Can Have More Than One Registry
Feel free to register at multiple stores if you can't find everything you like and want at one location (just be sure to not add duplicate items to each registry). Multiple registries can mean that you will be able to find enough gifts so every guest will be able to choose the perfect gift that you want and that works within their budget.
You Don't HAVE To Have A Registry
Maybe you both have already been living together for years and have everything you need? Or maybe you would rather have your guests make a donation to your favorite charity. That is completely fine! Just let your guests know by adding that to your wedding website or wedding invitation.