This last week my fiance and I have been overwhelmed by trying to register for our upcoming wedding. Who knew it would be so exhausting!? Unfortunately for my fiance he was a little under the weather, and dragging him outdoors to walk aisle by aisle to see what they had in store was a little disappointing. Luckily we had already decided we were also registering online to give us more options.
Since we have been together for over five years we have a lot of items that traditionally newly weds get through their registry. We asked for items that we would like to replace some of the mismatched pots and pans or dinnerware we own, and then we’ll donate or give away the items we no longer need.
Earlier this week we visited our local Target store to pick up a baby shower gift and decided we might as well walk around and check out items for our registry. Instead of talking to someone at Customer Service I found that using my Target iPhone app was super handy! I setup our Target registry online using the app, and then used it to scan items in store that we liked. You have the options of scanning the bar code on the item, the bar code on the shelf with the item name, or browsing items through the app and adding them to your registry. Super awesome and simple to use. Every once in a while an item wouldn’t scan and I had to find another option, but I then realized I could just add the one I wanted online as well. After two hours of walking around my fiance was tired and complained the air conditioning was bugging him so we went home and moved on to the next registry.
We decided to use our Amazon registry for items we couldn’t find at Target and items we would like that are not your normal registry items, like Dead Space 3! 🙂 There is also a Google Chrome extension to add items from any website to your Amazon registry. GENIUS! You can ideally add items to your wish list or registry, which helps us feel less restricted to one store and allows us to receive items that we like or need. I could potentially add Target items to Amazon, which seems redundant, but is helpful for friends and family who just want to select items from one website (which is what I’ve done before when buying for others).
I also made sure to explain to our guests on our wedding website that gifts are not required, but if they feel obligated to give something they are more than welcome to contribute to our HoneyFund for our honeymoon in any amount, because the wedding is about celebrating and not about getting free stuff from friends and family.
We still have time to add items to our registries that we overlooked before since we haven’t sent out the invitations yet. However, I’ve read that it is taboo to list registry information on the invitation, and instead include that information with the Bridal Shower and our wedding website. I have received wedding invitations that include a small insert for registry information as well. It just depends on the couple and how they would prefer to include that information.