A couple of weekends ago Jared and I registered for a wedding. We knew where we wanted to register but aside from that, we had no plan. Noooow I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this strategy, definitely learn from my mistake with these tips on registering for your wedding. We got to Dillards and pretty much blindly registered for a bunch of things with no plan. Toward the end of our time registering at Dillards we had more of a game plan, but we didn’t quite work out a plan until we got home and did a little research and got to see what we actually registered for.
Once we took a deeper dive into our list, we made a lot of edits and additions, we also had a better idea of our future home. The next day we headed to William Sonoma and Target to complete our registry. Once we got to these places it was so much easier to register for our home now that we had a vision.
Jared was hesitant to register at William Sonoma but once we got there he fell in love. Let me tell you we were scanning anything and everything (Jared especially love the scanning part). At Target, we registered for a lot of practical items like a vacuum, everyday dishes, storage, flatware, etc. Overall, we found a nice balance of things we need for our home like china and things we can have fun with celebrating our future together like a doughnut pan or a picnic set.
If you are getting ready to register I definitely recommend sitting down and having a game plan and vision before going in blind as we did. I also recommend having one inexpensive alternative as we did with Target for your guests to find something budget-friendly. If you are completely lost like we were, check out the registry checklist on The Knot.