But it's easy to feel overwhelmed when starting your registries. You've never done this before, so it's a new experience. We are always honest about the pain points in the wedding planning process, and we'll always arm you with the tools to avoid frustration and minimize stress. We've come up with a top 10 list of wedding registry tips, and these are must-knows! Take a look at the first 3 on our list...
1. Register Early: As soon as you announce your engagement, friends and family will start purchasing wedding gifts for you and your groom. It's totally acceptable, etiquette-wise, to start registering once he's popped the question. And remember that many guests will look to your registry for pre-wedding (engagement party, bridal shower) purchases. Like the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm. Make sure to create registries at your favorite stores and add those must-have items asap so you can get everything on your wish list.
2. Create Multiple Registries: Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Create registries at 2-4 of your favorite stores. Having more than one registry will give your wedding guests the variety they're hoping for. *Special tip- If possible, choose one place that has a brick and mortar store located near where the majority of your wedding guests reside.3. Cover Your Bases: Since you should have multiple registries, make sure the stores you choose have unique product offerings. Don't register at Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and Sears. Instead, choose your favorite department store, a kitchen store and a home goods store.
Read on to learn the remaining must-know wedding registry top tips. All 10 tips are posted in our wedding advice section!