With wedding season in full bloom, it seems like everywhere you turn there is an ambitious retailer or new brand offering a wedding gift registry to the newly engaged. With the many influences out there, choosing a supplier can be one tough feat. It is important to take these four items into consideration when deciding on where to register:
- Do I like the retailer?
- Do they offer a vast variety of household items and carry the brand names that I love?
- Do they have locations easily accessible for guests and offer purchases online?
- Do they offer any incentives?
After extensive research and witnessing many friends and family go through the same bridal registry process, I found that Crate and Barrel has a really amazing registry program that offers tons of fabulous items and some stellar incentives.
Choosing Crate and Barrel for your wedding shower registry certainly has its perks. Each couple that signs up receives a thank you gift of two stemless wine glasses accompanied by an embroidered linen bag and all guests enjoy free shipping on registry items over $99. Couples can register in store or online and changes can be made through either outlet, updating in the Crate and Barrel system within 15 minutes, preventing any double purchases. My favorite benefit is the 10% off of remaining registry items for six months after the event and YES, that includes furniture too!
Organization is Key
Organization is the key to success in any aspect of wedding planning. I’m not going to lie, registering for a wedding shower can be an overwhelming task, but I find it best to plan ahead and conquer by category. Break down your items by room and start with you needs and then of course, sprinkle in a few wants. Lastly make a list and take it with you to the store or have it handy when browsing online.
This week I got to play a little fantasy wedding gift registry online at Crate and Barrel (oh, how I wish this was for real) and came up with some fabulous examples of a planned and organized registry list. Feel free to copy and throw in a few loves of your own.
Dining + Entertainment
Bed + Bath
Get Some Help from the Pros
If you are still stumped what to register for, try attending a Crate and Barrel Wedding Party. These private events held at your local Crate and Barrel store allow you to have the place all to yourself and get inside tips from registry experts to help you and your partner create the perfect registry. AND as an extra bonus, they shower you with FREE gifts! Who doesn’t love that?! You must register with a RSVP to attend, so check out your closest participating store HERE.