My description of wedding fun= Choosing new goddies to fill your house with, spending someone elses money!
It's now a widely accepted, even expected tradition, to pick out a list of pressies for your guests to choose from. It saves your guests a lot of time and angst over what to buy and with a registry list they can be assured that their presents won't end up on ebay the following week!
The Wedding List Co. have given us their expert advice on how to make sure you don't waste your Wedding Registry opportunity!
"A wedding registry should be one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. However, with so many gifts to choose from the experience can become a little overwhelming. So we have come up with our top tips to help you make some decisions about choosing your gifts and your registry.
1. Try to select a wedding registry that offers an in-store and online buying options.
Online options are much more convenient for your guests to purchase gifts for you - particularly if they do not live near a store. In addition to an online buying facility it's great to have the option for couples to set-up the registry online too and make amendments along the way.
Lastly it's great to find a registry that offers more than just gifts (such as an invitation service), which will offer you something unique and the added convenience of multiple wedding planning services under the one roof.
2. Make sure your wedding registry contains a range of pieces that appeal to variety of budgets. Include some more affordable pieces but do not be deterred from selecting some expensive items either, as many people like to contribute to a combined gift with others guests if they feel it is something you would love.
3. Indulge in glassware - Wine tastes so much better from a beautiful glass. And if it's crystal...even better.
These days crystal does not have to be cut or overly designed, it can be simple and elegant like the Riedel Vinum range. Guests love to give stemware as a gift and it is usually one of the first things to be purchased off a registry. Certainly I have never seen Champagne Flutes left on a list unpurchased. I think it's because every guest appreciates how nice it is to have lovely glasses for special occasions, and Champagne is always for special occasions so there will be memories around them.
4. Kitchenware is king in bridal registries at the moment.
Call it the Masterchef phenomenon but Good Cookware is on the top of couples list right now. Whether it's some great quality pots and pans, or a good set of knives. Every couple will always have the basics, but if they enjoy cooking they will appreciate the difference a Swiss Diamond frypan and Wusthof Knife will make to the experience.
5. Make every night like a night in a luxurious hotel bed with premium bed linen.
Beautiful Egyptian quality sheets can make your marital bed feel 5-star. Our most popular is the brand new DwellStudio (the biggest selling textile range in the USA) that is stocked exclusively at Wedding List Co. We decided to stock this range after requests from die hard Aussie fans. You may remember the Sex and the City steamy bedroom scenes that were decorated by the DwellStudio range. With iconic graphic prints and bold colors, DwellStudio's designs are this season's must have bedroom accessory.
6. Choose something unique.
There will always be guests who would rather buy you something unique. They don't want to be remembered for what they consider to be ho-hum homewares. For these guests you should have some fun and register something you may never otherwise buy yourself, and something you really lust after."
Thank you to Wedding List Co. for your expertise in this field!
Wedding List Co. is an in- store and online registry that offer a high level of customer service and strive to always provide our couples a fun and exciting experience with the largest and finest range of gifts with exclusive brands you can't find anywhere else.
They are holding an exclusive event on June 21st 2012 at their flagship store in Woollahra, Sydney to launch the new unique invitation service designed to give couples exquisite hand crafted invitations you have never seen before with the added convenience of this under the one roof at Wedding List Co.
It's a great opportunity to get acquainted with the store and discover all the gorgeous gifts they offer while sipping on some bubbly, plus learning about the latest beauty trends for your upcoming nuptials. Register online to reserve your spot!
To get your guest list sorted check out Modern Wedding's FREE guest list tool!