What Is a Wedding Registry?

Everything you need to know about this sometimes confusing system

A wedding registry also may be known as a gift registry or bridal registry or wishing well! It is simply a list of items the bridal couple would use and appreciate if received as engagement  or wedding gifts.  Couples can register for kitchen tea, engagement and wedding gifts and so much more….contributions to honeymoons, artwork experiences a new garden or a new home! You can even register for charities—instead of a wrapped gift, your guests donate to a charity of your choice.  All online and convenient and easier for out-of-town guests

It’s not greedy. According to etiquette expert Emily Post, wedding invitations are the one invitation where a gift for the couple is proper etiquette, whether you plan to attend the wedding or not. By registering, the couple actually is helping reduce guests’ anxiety and guesswork regarding the gift-giving process. She states, “Registries are incredibly organized and helpful, and it is not ‘greedy’ to register. Most guests find registries a very efficient way to select a gift that the couple would like, would need, and that would not be duplicated by other guests.”

Traditional gift registry. For decades, wedding guests have presented the bridal couple with items that fall into the “traditional” category. These include silverware, dishes, vases, elegant serving platters and crystal candlesticks. To register for these gifts, the bride and groom would visit our showroom or set up everything online from the comfort of their lounge room. Couples deciding to take a less traditional route for their wedding registry still may want to consider including a few traditional gift choices for their guests that prefer selecting those types of gifts, especially In Australia where older guests and relatives prefer to buy traditional gifts – we suggest to couples that they register for what they want rather than receiving gifts that guests have bought that are not to their taste or what they need!

Letting your guest know. Typically, invitations include the registry list.  Guests may ask the couple, their parents or the members of the bridal party where they are registered, but if you send invitation inserts with your invitations this makes it easier for guests. Some couples have  an online wedding page for the special day, this is also a good place to list your registry, for older guests we always recommend sending out an invitation inset and this makes it simple for them to find your wedding registry!

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