The one thing we can all agree on when it comes to weddings is that they are incredibly stressful. That’s why when it comes to a fun task like compiling your wedding registry, it can be easy to run aimlessly through Macy’s scanning everything in sight.
To avoid ending up with a dozen serving dishes, three cake stands (girl, you don’t even bake), and no flatware at all, we’ve laid out a simple checklist of the basic items all new couples should plan on having in their home together.
A few things to keep in mind:
+ Before registering for an item, ask yourself honestly if you plan on using it. If you don’t drink alcohol, do you really need a set of eight wine glasses? If you love to entertain, did you register for enough serving platters and glasses? Select items that fit what you and your fiancé have in mind for your life together.
+ Consider where you’ll be living and think about how much storage space you have.
+ When you aren’t sure how many place settings to register for, opt for at least eight.
+ When in doubt, choose white. It might seem boring or like the easy way out, but these timeless, traditional styles are versatile and will last.
+ Register somewhere that’s easy for your guests to get to. We love Macy’s for the convenience, but also the wide selection of brands and price points. Whether your guests are shopping online or in-store, their team makes the process easy. BONUS: they offer a 20% discount on anything left on your registry after the wedding.
Once you have this list accounted for, feel free to add more personal items that speak to your interests. Been eyeing a Chemex or a martini set? A cashmere throw or silver frame for your wedding photos? The things you would love to have, but won’t splurge on for yourself are some of the most enjoyable gifts to receive. You’ll still need to break the news to your fiancé that a Playstation won’t make the cut… no matter how *essential* it may seem.
When Shopping a Registry
If your friend just got engaged and you ended up here in search of the perfect present, then today is your lucky day. For the month of September, purchase a gift off of a Macy’s registry and receive $20 off your next purchase of $50 or more. There’s no code necessary and your gift will be emailed to you after purchase.
Each day for the month of September, Macy’s will feature their favorite registry item with 10 chances to win daily. We’re talking the best of the best. Everything from a Vitamix to a Dyson Purifier. One lucky couple will win the grand prize (all 30 prizes from the month), valued at $6,200 (!). Click here to find out more!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years and older. Ends 9/30/2017. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, visit https://macys.com/weddingsweeps. Void where prohibited.
This post was in partnership with Macy’s, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.