We’ve partnered with Bloomingdales The Registry and have been sharing the in’s and out’s to registering for your wedding. From where to begin to when the best time to register is, we’ve been sharing the importance of registering and registering based on your lifestyle.
Now that we’ve covered all the basics, you’re probably wondering how exactly to register. Do you go in-store, register online, go together, etc? The questions may be stirring and we’re here to help. And bonus, we’ve included our third Wedding Registry Checklist for The Homebody Couple.
How to create a Wedding Registry
Define Your Lifestyle
Every couple is different. Some couples love to host gatherings in their homes while some love being secluded by enjoying moments alone. There is no right or wrong when it comes to this first task but we encourage you to define your lifestyle before heading to build your wedding registry. You do not want to register for items that do not make sense for you and your home because you’ll end up with a lot of clutter that takes up shelf space. It may also feel overwhelming going into the store to register without having an idea of what items make sense for your new lives together. So we ask you – are you an Entertainer, Outdoorsy, Homebody or Foodie? Define your lifestyle and set a game plan for the type of items you’ll need as you embark on this new journey together.
Print a Checklist
Bloomingdales The Registry offers a free Wedding Registry Checklist that covers every lifestyle and aspect of the home, and we came together and condensed those lists based on different lifestyles. You may find you and your fiance fall between categories and that’s totally okay! Use multiple lists if needed but we encourage you to print the lists and go through them together. Are there must-haves on there? If so, highlight them. Are there “that’d be nice to haves” on there? Highlight those as well. If you find something on the list you already have and/or have no interested in getting, cross it off immediately. This will help you both focus on the items that matter without getting overwhelmed. It’s okay to say “No” to items that do not make sense for you as a couple. Hear us when we say, “You do not need everything on that list!”
Create a Registry
We encourage you to go into the store to begin your Wedding Registry. It’s hard to tell the quality, true colors, etc of items while shopping online. The in-store experience will give you both the full registry experience while allowing you to decide if you love the items and envision them in your home. We also encourage you both to go together to register. Making decisions as a couple is so important when it comes to marriage and this is a great way to begin. Registering for your wedding should be fun and you can make a great date out of it! Use this time to spend quality time together and learn about what each other likes/dislikes. Once you’ve experienced the in-store registry journey, it’s always great to follow up with your online registry manager. After a few weeks you may come to realize you really wanted that item you didn’t scan or maybe you scanned too much, the online registry manager allows you to edit your registry in the comfort of your own home.
Your engagement is the shortest period of your relationship and there aren’t many opportunities in life to register for things you love. Take this opportunity to date one another and have fun!
Wedding Registry Must Haves for The Homebody Couple
So, if you are the couple that loves cuddling up at home and are ready to register, be sure to download The Busy Bee’s Wedding Registry Guide for The Homebody Couple.
Concept, Planning and Design: The Busy Bee
Wedding Registry Gifts: Bloomingdale’s The Registry
Photography: Lacey Irving
Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist
Hair: Brie & Brie
Makeup: Tracie Cervero
Wardrobe Styling: Leah Lou Style