Recent Wedding Registry Posts
Sponsored by Crate and Barrel
Have you ever dreamed of having your favorite store to yourself? Well, now’s your chance! The Wedding Parties events at Crate and Barrel stores are just for engaged couples and allow you and your fiancé(e) to register for gifts easily, quickly, and, yes, privately – the whole store will be only open to engaged couples like you! You’ll also get helpful insider tips from C&B’s registry experts and enjoy food and drink, too. These events occur all over the country, and are a fun and stress-free way to get your wedding registry started! Want to join the party? Visit Crate and Barrel’s website to find an event near you and RSVP!
Need help starting your registry? Here are a few of our favorite new products from Crate and Barrel (featuring our favorite fall hue – grey!) that would make an inspiring starting point:
Martin Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel
Photos (from left to right): Jose Villa
With so many items to choose from, registering for wedding gifts can be an overwhelming but exciting task. That’s why our registry checklist is here to help! Make sure that your registry has a mix of home essentials you need and your guests can afford. Otherwise, your guests may purchase an item you won’t use. Tip: choose more items than the number on your wedding guest list. Some will purchase two gifts–one for the bridal shower and one for the wedding. It’s always fun to personalize your list too, let it reflect your hobbies or interests. Maybe sports gear, if your groom is an athlete or bakeware, if you have a sweet teeth for cakes and cupcakes. Happy scanning!
Now, by all means, we don’t want you to stalk your registry to see what’s been purchased, but it’s okay to sneak a peek. Which gifts will make your jaw drop when you tear the wrapping paper off? Let us know in the poll below!
Sponsored by Macy’s
We asked the registry pros at Macy’s to share the hottest trends in wedding registries. From china to flatware to kitchen gadgets and more, they shared what’s new and what’s next. Plus, find out their prediction for the top (and unexpected) registry item for 2013!
What types of patterns, colors, and styles will be popular for china this year?
Gold is definitely making a comeback! We also think that couples will gravitate toward patterns that are pre-mixed and matched, but we’re seeing modern white dinnerware gaining popularity, as well. Vintage styles, like the Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson collection shown below, are big right now, too.
Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson Dinnerware, only at Macy’s
Post Sponsored by Macy’s
When you’re registering for gifts, be sure to include gifts at a wide variety of price points to make sure there’s something for everyone. From your college-aged cousin who lives on Ramen noodles, to your friend who just got that huge promotion, all your guests should be able to spend what they’re comfortable with. You an also register for some really big-ticket items for groups of friends or relatives to split (check out Macy’s new Dream Fund program they created to make this process super-easy). Here are some gift suggestions for every price point:
$25 and Under
Martha Stewart Collection Petal Trellis Glass Bowl, Only at Macy’s
OXO Chopper, Macy’s
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Villeroy & Boch New Wave Collection, Macy’s
Registering for gifts can be totally fun. You go to the store, get the scan gun and scan to your hearts’ content (notice we say hearts- that means your spouse-to-be has a say, too!) to stock your newlywed home. However, many find it to be completely overwhelming. To avoid this, have a game plan before you go into the store, so you avoid registering for random things that you don’t really end up using in the long run (what did that gadget do again?). We’ve rounded up the must-have gift categories that you’ll want to include in your registry.
We’re talking both fine and casual china here – you’ll want to register for at least 6-8 sets of everything, and pick patterns aren’t too trendy. You’ll want something that you’ll love for a lifetime. You may not think you need fine china and that you’ll never use it but trust us- down the line, you’ll want it to host your family and friends.