"I DO" registry tips
There's so much that is new to most brides. With that in mind, we've gathered someof our best pointers all into one easy place.
DO take an inventory at home of what you need (a stand mixer, for example), what you need to replace (a broken toaster), or upgrade (your mismatched dinnerware). This way you can be confident that you are requesting all the right items for your home together.
DO make a list and check it twice. Use the convenient gift registry Master Checklist to make sure you have covered all areas of your home with your registry.
DO use this rule of thumb: Include two to three gifts per each guest on your list. Your guests should have a large selection to choose from, whether it's a gift for a wedding, bridal shower or other event. The last thing you want is for Aunt Betsy to give you a serving bowl you'd never dream of putting on your table!
DO register for gifts at a variety of price levels. It's okay to add more expensive items to your registry (a mattress or a TV). Just make sure you round out the list with items to accommodate any guest's pocketbook.
DO treat your registry as your wish list. If you love it, you should add it!
DO include Celebrations announcement cards in your shower invitations to make your guests' shopping easier.
DO check and update your registry often especially after bridal showers and season changes. This way you can see the newest merchandise, check if any items have been discontinued, and make sure that you still have enough gifts on your list for your guests to purchase.
DO keep all gift receipts and packing slips together for easy returns and exchanges.
DO use our website! Browse our ever-expanding assortments... special collections, more colors & sizes, daily additions and exclusive pieces. Manage your wish list anytime...add, modify or delete items, replace discontinued pieces, and update personal information. Enjoy special Gift Registry services...announce your registry via email, print announcement cards, use the gift tracker for your thank-you notes, and much more, all available online for you!