You’ve just got engaged and it’s time for one of the most fun parts of wedding planning, the registry. Now’s the time to see if you can get that new slow cooker you’ve been looking at for ages or the high-speed panini press you’ve been bugging your significant other for. Although for some people, what they want to put on their registry might be a little more extravagant than a panini press, and that’s okay too!
However, you should keep your guests in mind. While creating a registry may be one of the more fun parts of getting married for the couple, it can be the source of dread for everyone else. It’s never fun for people to pick up a registry and realize that everything on it is extremely expensive. But you also don’t want to disservice yourself by not adding things you like or need to the list just because they’re expensive. It can be hard for both the engaged couple creating a registry and for their wedding guests to figure out what to buy. With that in mind, here are some items in various price ranges to help everyone out.
Along with planning your wedding, you’ve probably also been brainstorming places you would like to visit and determining prices. As with most honeymoons, the total amount will likely be a lot once you calculate the cost of hotels, transportation, activities, food and more. While asking for money on a registry isn’t the most common practice, it never hurts to include it on your registry anyway since you never know who may be feeling generous. Don’t request a specific amount of money, instead let the guests choose how much they feel comfortable giving so they won’t feel bad if they can’t give much.
Post-nuptials, you should be on your way to a place you’ve always wanted to go having the time of your life with your new spouse. You’re going to be busy booking flights, securing hotels, and deciding what to pack for your honeymoon but while you’re doing this you can’t forget one of the most basic but important things: luggage. Adding it to your registry is a great idea because you never know what you might need on your trip, so luggage that is big enough to hold your essentials is crucial. Prices on luggage can get high depending on the brand, so it’s up to you to determine if you really need that Gucci suitcase you’ve been eyeing.
Asking for games can liven up an otherwise dull list. Registries don’t always have to be so serious. You can ask for classic and simple board games like Scrabble or Monopoly or both seeing as they’re relatively inexpensive. Adding items like this to your registry will balance out some of the more expensive items on your list, making it more inclusive to everyone’s financial situation while still providing you with enjoyment. Games can be a fun thing for you and your significant other to play as a simple date night or tradition after you’ve settled into your new life together. You can play against each other or invite your friends and family over for some healthy competition. Break open a board game, prepare some snacks, and get ready to make new memories with your loved ones.
If you and your significant other are moving into a new house together or simply redesigning your current home, decorating can get pricey. That’s why putting furniture on your registry is a great option. This was,
Pot Or Dish Set
Although cookware is supposed to last for years, most people still end up having to buy them more often than not. Handles fall off pots, dishes break, or people simply get tired of seeing the same cookware every day. Whatever the reason for your cookware downfall, it never hurts to have more. Having extra pots and pans, as well as dishes, come in handy when hosting events and gatherings at your home. Now you won’t have to cook for a large group of people only using one crockpot or mismatched dishes. The best part is, as with most things on this list, prices for pots and dishes vary. It lets people decide how much they are willing to spend rather than forcing them to spend a set amount.
While you may not be able to give up Starbucks completely, you can at least cut back that expense if you have a coffee or espresso machine at home. This is a great item for people to buy for you because there are so many varieties to choose from and they all vary in price. Whether you want to go for a classic coffee machine with a pot or get a little fancier with one that can both brew a pot and single-serve. For those who don’t drink coffee, machines like a Keurig offer non-coffee alternatives like hot chocolate and tea. Some can even make soup!
These are just a few items that you can include on your registry but you have so many more options. Don’t limit yourself in regards to what you put on your registry but also consider your wedding guests when choosing. And remember to have fun with this, because with good communication you’ll have a registry everyone will love!