Tips for Registering

If you read all the articles and checklists out there, it will tell you to register at least 6 months before your wedding.

1. Beg, cajole and downright force your fiance to go with you. He will LOVE it. Seriously, my beloved took over the scanner gun about 10 seconds into it.

So, some quick tips for registering:

 Or you will end up with random stuff, like an “As Seen On TV!” Chef Basket Steamer (which you will later have to spend the time removing from the registry). 2. Make sure the consultant is going to assist you in a way that is actually helpful.


Even if you decide later it wasn’t your thing, you can return it. People want to buy you gifts. Even though a lot of times plain old cash or gift cards are more convenient, people like to have a package to give instead of just a card.

Put a LOT on there.

Sometimes the consultant will put things on for you that you really don’t want (ours was shower curtain rings – we registered for ones we actually liked somewhere else – and I cannot believe I just admitted that I “liked” shower curtain rings.). Register several places that represent different price points and availability.

Check the registry when you get home.

Almost every major store will provide a way to register online (although they will most certainly encourage you to go to the store.).