Not too long ago, we shared our first ever Wedding Registry Guide for the couple that loves to entertain along with wedding registry must-haves and where to begin when it comes to creating your wish list. If you’re familiar with that post, then you know our best recommendation is to register for items based on your lifestyle because you will get the most use out of them. But you may still be wondering WHEN you should register for those items. So today, in partnership with Bloomingdale’s The Registry, we are sharing when to create a wedding registry as well as our second checklist, our Wedding Registry Guide for The Outdoorsy Couple.
Why Create a Wedding Registry?
Amongst celebrating your engagement and planning all the details for your big day, it is important to find time to create your wedding registry. While you or your fiance may not feel it’s an important task, please take our advice when we say to register for something. Whether it’s creating a registry of physical items or setting up a fund (i.e. honeymoon, house, etc.), it’s important to register for the things you want, otherwise you may end up with several gifts you do not need. Because your loved ones will be eager to celebrate this milestone with you, they will likely want to provide some sort of gift, and a wedding registry helps guide them during that purchase.
Because your loved ones will be eager to celebrate this milestone with you, they will likely want to provide some sort of gift, and a wedding registry helps guide them during that purchase.The Busy Bee
When to Create a Wedding Registry
The general rule of thumb, in terms of etiquette, is to create a wedding registry anywhere from 6-9 months prior to your wedding day. Ideally, you’ll want to create it before sending your Save the Dates which usually go out 6-8 months in advance.
Wedding Registry Deadline
As long as you are planning to have one, you will want to be registered no later than your bridal shower. Your wedding registry will guide invited guests while they select the gifts they want to give, making the process easier for them. They’ll be grateful you took the time to register and so will you.
What to Register For
Registering for wedding gifts can feel like a daunting task, so we are sharing various guides to help you decide what to register for. We previously shared our Wedding Registry Guide for The Entertaining Couple, and now we are sharing our Wedding Registry Guide for The Outdoorsy Couple.
This guide was designed for the couple who enjoys spending their time living outdoors. These are the couples who enjoy wining and dining on the back porch and entertaining outside as long as the weather permits.
If this sounds like you and your fiance, be sure to download the checklist and have it with you while you register in-store or online.
Wedding Registry Must Haves for The Outdoorsy Couple
Wine Glasses (similar)
Casual Table Linens
Comfort and Entertaining
So, if you are the couple that loves living outdoors and are ready to register, be sure to download The Busy Bee’s Wedding Registry Guide for The Outdoorsy Couple.
Concept, Planning and Design: The Busy Bee
Wedding Registry Gifts: Bloomingdale’s The Registry
Photography: Lacey Irving
Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist
Table & Chairs: REVEL Rentals + Styling
Hair & Makeup: Tracie Cervero
Wardrobe Styling: Leah Lou Style