Gift Registration : Too Unnecessary?

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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Are you finding that trying to build your gift registration is too overwhelming or stressful? 

Thinking about all the gift registry options you have for your wedding can be stressful.  Taking time to find a balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

So, you’ve tried out our previous tips in an attempt to nail down a solid list for your gift registry but it hasn’t been working.  You’re getting too overwhelmed with your options and you’re stressed out over if the items on your list are the best choices. Are you wondering if having a gift registry is too unnecessary? Well, there is another option for you if you are facing wedding registry burn-out.

Refocus Your Gift Registration

In our previous Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday posts, we have stressed the overall importance of creating a list that works for both you and your partner in the most practical ways possible.  We’ve focused on sticking to classic and timeless items; ones that are appropriate for a newly wed couple won’t break the bank. But, what if you’re in the position of already having all the kitchen accessories you’d ever need?

Think Outside the Box

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Asking for all this stuff just seems unnecessary!” heres’ an idea: DON’T.  No one said you have to have a traditional wedding registry with this long winded list of things you don’t need.  Instead, if you’re able, think about asking your guests to donate to a charitable organization of your choice! 

Make Your Gift Registration Your Own!

Don’t worry, you can still make your registry your own even if it isn’t with hand selected gifts.  There’s a cause that everyone has close to their hearts, so why not use your big event to contribute to those in need! Your guests will feel great about their donation to help a cause in your name to honor your happy day.

And it can’t hurt to start your new life together with some good karma!

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Published Date: January 29, 2020

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Wedding Registry: Too Impractical?

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Are you registering for gifts don’t fit your current lifestyle?

Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful.  Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

You have your budget in place. The gifts you have in mind aren’t too personal and have classic, timeless qualities. Now what? Now is the time to look at the list you and your partner have come up with and decide how practical those gifts are for your current lifestyle.

Where are you at now?

Your guests want nothing more than to help support you through the beginning of your marriage. The registry helps to direct this so, it is important to register for items that you will realistically use.  When making your registry, you need to take in to account what will benefit you and your partner as soon as you’re married.  Consider this question: “What can fit into my home right now?”

How big is TOO big?

If “not this” is the answer to the previous question maybe rethink if it should be on your registry.  You want to ask for gifts that will easily fit into the lifestyle you have now and will translate well to the future you are going to build. Keeping this in mind, stay away from large items like furniture.  While your at it, keep away from asking for multiple sets of things like sheets or dishes.  These will clutter your current space.

Be Patient!

Sure, it’s fun and exciting to think of all the things you are going fill your future forever home with; however, if that dream is not going to be fulfilled in the near future though, be patient with your purchases! There will always be time to purchase larger items at a later time. Consider saving some of the cash you may get to pay for these items later.

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Published Date: January 22, 2020

Wedding Registry should not be Too Trendy

Wedding Registry: Too Trendy

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Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful. Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

 

After you have created the budget for your wedding registry, the next thing to consider is what to ask for. You want to make sure the items listed are going to last a lifetime. If a gift is too trendy, it will end up in a box in your basement. Or in a storage unit. For years to come. People do not want to waste their money on gifting items that you are not going to use!

Your Registry Should Last

When creating your wedding registry, it is important to put things on there that you are going to use for a lifetime. Items that you are only going to use for a year or two should not be on your registry. Your guests are already spending money to come to your wedding and you want to be considerate of that. Your wedding registry should not contain items you are barely going to use. Doing so is not only a waste of your time, but also their money.

Items To Ask For

Some items that will last a lifetime include kitchen tools, entertaining products, bedding, linens, and household essentials. A blender, napkins, comforter, towels and a vacuum are likely to be used for years. These items are not likely to end up in a storage unit which means they are great for your registry! Asking for practical and everyday items will be beneficial to both you and your spouse for a long time.

Registry Needs vs Wants

Lastly, putting items on your registry that will last a lifetime will help make sure that the majority of your items will be bought. When looking at what to gift, people are more likely to purchase items they know you will use for a long time. This is important to keep this in mind because you don’t want to be stuck without something you need because you put too many things you just wanted.

 

Remember, people want to give great gifts! Giving your guests a reasonable and long-lasting registry will make sure that the gifts you receive are what you want and need for a lifetime.

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Wedding Registry: Not Too Personal

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Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful. Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

 

After you have created the budget for your wedding registry, the next thing to consider is what to ask for. You want to make sure that the items listed are going to represent you both as a couple, and not a personal gift for one of you. If a gift is too personal, guests are less likely to purchase it and it can be seen as tacky.

Not a Personal Registry

When making your registry, it is very important to make sure that the items on there will benefit the both of you. Personal items such as jewelry, sporting equipment, or other accessories are not appropriate for a wedding registry. Before adding an item to your registry, ask yourself, “is this going to benefit our new life together?” If the answer is no, reconsider if you want it on there.

Not a Registry for Your Children

If you are a couple with children, putting anything on your registry for them is strongly discouraged. The guests at your wedding are there to celebrate you and your commitment to each other, not your kids. You want to make sure that your registry reflects the purpose of your wedding, the new couple.

Registry For You Both

The main purpose of your registry is to receive items that will make your new life together better! Make sure that every item on your registry is beneficial to both people, not just one.

Registry Needs vs Wants

Lastly, putting items on your registry that makes sense for the both of you will help make sure your guests have peace of mind when purchasing. People want to gift something that you both can enjoy together, so include this on your registry. Your future husband may want a new set of golf clubs, but that does not mean that your guests should feel obligated to buy them.

Remember, people want to give great gifts! Giving your guests a reasonable registry to choose from will make sure that the gifts you receive are what you both want and what you both need.

 

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