If you’re planning your wedding, you probably have been dreading making your gift registry. A lot of couples feel rude making one, due to it seeming like they’re grubbing for presents. Beyond that, the actual making of the registry takes time that you just don’t have when you’re planning your wedding. With all this stuff on your mind, it’s easy for things to slip through the cracks, causing you to have to spend even more time fixing what you messed up before. We’re here to help. We’ve come up with some ways to make sure that you get your wedding gift list done right the first time and to help you, hopefully, streamline the process by planning out your list.
It’s important to use part of your wedding registry to get some of the things you need. When making your list, look around at the sorts of things you and your future spouse might need like towels, blankets, dishes, cooking tools, etc. Chances are that many of your guests will want to get you something you can actually use and including practical items on your registry can help with that.
Think of what you want to do
Another option that could be good to include on your wedding gift list are experiences that people could fund for you. This might include a gift certificate to a specific hotel or restaurant, movie tickets, tickets for plays, etc. Some of your guests might care more about you having a fulfilling life and want to encourage you to spend your money by experiencing life together, rather than on junk with which to fill your home.
Consider the power of the internet
One of the most creative ideas that could replace your wedding gift list entirely is to make a GoFundMe, rather than a registry. This is great for couples that can’t afford to pay for a honeymoon after paying for the wedding of their dreams. Through a GoFundMe, your guests can donate however much they want and help you make your honeymoon possible.
Don’t sweat the big stuff
One huge mistake that couples often make with their registry is being afraid to list big-ticket items. They think that either no one will get them for them or their guests will think they’re being greedy; this isn’t the case. Putting more expensive items on your wedding registry won’t necessarily mean you won’t get them; oftentimes people like to go in together for a larger, more meaningful present.
Making your wedding gift list is one of the most stressful and tedious parts of planning your wedding. How do you know what to ask for? How large of a present is too large to put on the list? What are your guests going to think of what you asked for? Despite the procrastination and your hesitation with making a wedding registry, it’s something that has to be done. We hope we’ve helped make it at least a little easier on you.