4 Ways to a Better Wedding Registry

March 16, 2017 - by Preeti

Wedding registries are oh so fun. Your dream home filled with beautiful things gets a chance for reality when you create a registry with all the items. But your wedding registry not only reflects you as a couple, it also sets expectations for your guests. What you want, from where, how much. Your guests need to feel good about buying your gift, and not see it as a burden.

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Here are my tips on keeping your dream registry in check for your guests.

1. Spread out the price points

Your guests can spend anywhere from $20 to $200 on your wedding present. How much they choose is entirely up to them. Your registry needs to reflect gifts of various price points so that guests are not pressured to buy "high end" only. In your lower price points, pick essential items that will get used often (spatulas, coffee press, quality cutting boards). This way, guests who buy lower priced items know you'll love and use them more often.

2. Pick items you will use on a regular basis

Registries get tricky because you tend to throw all your dream products in there. The reality is though, do you need it? Will you use it? Gone are the days where fine china is the focal point of the registry. If you love making smoothies and chopping up in the food processor, opt for a product that gives you all that. Like the Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender (MQ777). It's extrememly versatile from blending to whipping to mashing and even being an add on to the food processor. Choosing a gift like this, at $149, is a reasonable price for the amount of use you'll get out of it. Plus, you can make your guests that fantastic apple pie and mango margarita!

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3. Choose stores that are online and offline

This is where you need to think about where your guests live and how they use the internet. If they are not big online shoppers, they need to have the ability to go to a store, look through your registry and buy something. If you have guests spread out all over the country, your registry needs to have stores that have a national presence, like Bloomingdales.

4. Keep the esoteric to a minimum

Because your registry is a vision of you as a couple, your registry should have a cohesive feel to it. Color, style, design, the products you choose should go together. While we all have a little quirk in our homes, keep those products to a minimum. I mean, would you want to be the guest stuck with buying the barking dog robot cookie dispenser?

Unless you are entirely quirky, keep your registry choices to products that your guests will love buying, not wondering 'what the heck?!'.

Now that I'm drooling about that apple pie, sit down with your fiance and create that registry of your dreams!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De'Longhi Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

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