Weddings are a time of celebration and new beginnings. They bring family and friends together and remind us that there is still a little love left in the world after all. What people aren’t quick to realize however, is that wedding season isn’t only stressful on the bride and groom to-be; it can wreak havoc on the guests too. Making your wedding registry work for you can not only get you the things you and your fiancé want and need but it can most certainly benefit your guests.
Get More Than a Gift Card: Making Your Wedding Registry Work For You
Part of attending a wedding means finding the right outfit to wear and gift to present the new couple. This can prove to be a bit of a headache for your guests, especially when they’re not told ahead of the wedding what it is you and your partner want. Gift cards and money orders feels too impersonal for many people, and showing up with a china pattern too personal. Your guests might like hand-painted flowers on ceramic, but do you? They likely won’t chance getting you a gift at all and will complain to your mother that you hadn’t set up a functional wedding registry.
If they do get you a wedding gift and it’s awful, what will you do? What if they don’t include a gift receipt? Setting up a wedding registry might appear old-fashioned to you, but it’s a tradition for a reason. Not sure what to list on your registry?
Here are a few ideas below to get you in in the know and make your wedding registry work so you and your guests can just enjoy and celebrate.
The Wedding Registry
The first thing you need to realize is that creating a wedding registry does not make you or your impending spouse look greedy. It’s understood that when two households join together, they’re going to need some help getting started. If you and your S.O. have already been living together and have the espresso machine, cutlery and linens, a wedding registry affords you the opportunity to get other things, such as for entertaining and aesthetics. Now, let’s finally look at some enticing items to ask for!
The things we’re less likely to buy for our home are the things we could use when it comes to entertaining our guests. Your wedding registry is the perfect time to list these items and watch them come to you wrapped up in shiny bows and ribbon. Here are some superb entertainment pieces no home should be without.
Cocktail Set: If you and your partner are looking to become world-class hosts, you’re going to need a cocktail set to help prove to your guests you’re a talented mixologist. The Plum Cocktail Set designed by Tom Dixon features an aerodynamic, polished copper design that is smooth to the touch and beautiful to the eye. Equipped with a cocktail shaker, ice bucket and tongs, the copper cocktail shaker stands bold next to the plum-bodied ice bucket.
Glassware: All good cocktails deserve to be held in a glass of the purest form. The Aarne Set of 2 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses by Littala is just the serving glass for the job. Its shape was originally designed all the way back in 1948, with each piece mouth blown to perfection.
Vases: You’re going to be celebrating your anniversary for years to come, and chances are your home will have a bouquet of flowers for each occasion. You’ll need a lovely vase to put those flowers in, and a vase that can stand alone too. The Delft Blue No. 7 vase designed by Moooi is a dual statement piece and functional vase.
Mirror: Mirrors will visually open up your space and reflect the elegant pieces filling your home back to you. For a simplified look, go with a large, square-shaped mirror with a mercury glass frame. Mercury glass will bring old-world glam into your home while the reflective mirror will rebound your love and light.
Toiletry Kit: Before you go out on the honeymoon, you’re going to want your bags to be nicely packed. Anything loose bouncing around in the suitcase could potentially make for an embarrassing security check at the gate. A toiletry kit will keep all of your incidentals locked securely in one place.
Universal Traveling Converter: If you’re planning on having your honeymoon in a foreign country, the universal traveling converter will become your new best friend. Fit for a multitude of international electric plug configurations, never worry about going without a phone charge.
There are a lot of gift ideas you haven’t thought about that can really help you in making your wedding registry work for you. You’re also helping your guests feel like they are really getting you something useful that you really could use and enjoy.
Do you have any ideas for the couple getting married? How can they let guests know what gifts they want and need?