Tuesday, February 28, 2012

5 Tips on Registering for Wedding Gifts

Register early. This should be one of the first tasks you undertake after getting engaged. Often, loved ones will want to begin purchasing wedding gifts as soon as you say, "Yes." So, take the guesswork out of buying gifts by being sure that they know what you want. You don't need to have it completed immediately, but you should have a selection for guests to look through.

Do it as a couple. Visiting the stores together is essential -- the gifts are for you both. So, to determine what you need, take inventory of what you have, and figure out where you have gaps. Discuss what home style you want, and divide the final say to make it fair. For example, maybe you'll choose the electronics, and he decides on the kitchen items.

Register for what you want. Don't feel like you absolutely should register for flatware and china. Feel free to add whatever things will make your new house a home, whether they are appliances, electronics or even exercise equipment.

Also, think about how you live. Try not to add things you know you won't use. For instance, if you aren't formal party type of people, you probably don't need a crystal punch bowl. Additionally, be really sure before registering for anything that's monogrammed. Once you have your name on it, you likely won't be able to return it.

Determine the store's return policies. It's always smart to ask about a store's exchange/return policies. A great thing about many wedding registry retailers: They have awesome customer service to assist to-be-weds. So, knowing the store's return and exchange time frames will help you better prepare and manage your registry.

Need more tips? Check out 10 Tips on Registering for Wedding Gifts.

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