Have you checked out our new Gift Registry? Do you love it? Registries are a fairly new thing this side of world, but it’s really the only way to be sure you get the gifts you want and the gifts you will actually use and love. Here are some tips on how to create the perfect, well rounded registry and leave nothing out!
Registering for wedding gifts should be one of the first tasks you tackle as soon as you know you are getting married. The Always Ever After Registry makes it so easy to get started—you can manage all your favorite retailers and items, AND keep your friends and family in the loop. Take the guesswork out of gift buying by linking your wedding registry to your wedding website, and sharing the link with your guests. Don’t worry about completing your list just yet, but at least have a selection for them to browse so they have enough time to weigh their options.
Do It Together
Make a date night out of this. Grab some wine and browse through our site. After all, the gifts are for both of you. To decide what you need, take inventory of the things you each already have and see where the gaps are. Talk about the style of home you’d both like, and split up the final say to make it fair. You could alternate items—maybe one of you gets to make final decisions on electronics, while the other chooses the kitchen stuff.
Register For What You Want
These days it’s not about the stuff you might need but about getting what you really want. Yes, register for the kitchen stuff, but also go crazy with our Experience Gifts. A romantic picnic for just the two of you, a Wine & Art party for you and your bridal party, a cooking class; we have an ever growing list of unique experiences to choose. Also, don’t be afraid to list that expensive piece of furniture you have been eyeing; Our Group Gifting feature allows guests to pitch in to get you that dream piece. Think cash gifts might be easier? Go right ahead and list that cash gift confidently with our cash gift options.
Think About Your Way Of Life
Try to avoid filling your list with things you’re never going to use. If you two aren’t the formal type, then you probably won’t need crystal bowls. Try to think about your lifestyle and relationship too—maybe you two enjoy experiences rather than tangible goods, and the idea of making more memories together as newlyweds (like date nights, trips and concerts) sounds better than any kitchen appliance. This is the ultimate wish list, So once again, go crazy!
List For Everyday
Fancy nights entertaining are always fun, but what about regular Tuesday night dinner? Make sure you include things like glasses, plates, cutlery etc that you will use everyday.
Hit All Price Points
Be considerate of your guests. Be sure to register for items in a wide range of price points: under GHC50, under GHC100, under GHC200 and beyond. That way, all of your guests can choose gifts they can afford. You don’t want your friend from work feeling overwhelmed by the fact that he can’t find a single gift in his budget, and you don’t want your parents’ closest friends to have to buy you a multitude of smaller items to make up one generous gift.
When a guest buys a gift for you, your registry will automatically update, allowing you and others to see what has been purchased. Revisit your registry often (even several times a day as the wedding day gets close ) and update it with more items as products are purchased, so guests always have a variety of things to choose from. Aim to have at least twice as many items on your list as guests at your wedding.
Say Thank You
Be gracious and let your guests know their gifts have arrived—promptly. Thank-you notes should be sent within a month of your return from the honeymoon. In all notes, be sure to mention the gift by name. Reach out to us if you need some help with custom Thank You cards.
Get started on your Registry here.