When it comes to wedding registries, there are clear wedding etiquette rules to follow.
1. DON’T register at more than 3 locations.
- It looks greedy. Choosing one, two or three registry locations will give your guests a variety of choices. Also, make sure your registries offer a gift wrapping and shipping option. Guests no longer carry that toaster to the wedding to place on a table. Offer them the convenience of being able to select and send your gift at the click of a button.
2. DO feel free to register for one unique location such as a camping store or honeymoon.
- So many couples are already living together, and they do not require the blender or bath towel sets to fill a new home. It is okay to select a more unique theme, and your guests will have a blast picking out that sleeping bag for your next camping adventure!
3. DON’T give registry information on the invitation
- It’s tacky. The invitation should be dedicated to welcoming your guests to share in this momentous occasion. Spread the word by mouth or post a link on your wedding web site to share the details about your registry.
4. DON’T ask for money
- Again… tacky. If you’re that desperate for money, make your wedding a smaller event. Family and friends know of your needs, and they may offer to assist in some of the wedding expenses on their own.
5. DO choose a variety of price options.
- Your guests have different budgets, give them a variety of price points on your registry. It’s frustrating for a friend to see only $500 options on the registry. Don’t be afraid to choose a variety of smaller items for those guests with smaller budgets.