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Epic Journey: Tips for Wedding Registries

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. Image

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Epic Journey: Digital Age

I recently have been attempting to update and stay on top of building our wedding website, and as much fun it is to talk about yourself in the third person (<— insert sarcasm here) I’m finding that it’s a lot more work than I had anticipated.

Generally you can build the website and fill in information as it is confirmed. I’ve also read and been told that don’t put everything up at once. Take your time. Give the guests something to look forward to as they slowly browse all the information you’ve placed at their fingertips.

I’ve been using the free website hosting by The Knot and it’s been pretty user-friendly, for the most part. My only issues have been glitches to the guest list for the wedding, rehearsal dinner, and bridal shower lists. They seem to accidentally duplicate guests names if they are invited to the bridal shower AND the wedding. Weird. Every once in a while photos won’t upload to the website page being created, other times I have no problems. I’d say it’s a 50% chance everything goes as planned during the 2-3 hours I spend updating all the information. I’ll usually quit after running into a problem because I’m using a Netbook laptop that isn’t as fast as my fiance’s laptop. The one most helpful item from the planning side was exporting the guest list so I could update/customize names and address if I received updated information after I exported the list. I uploaded it to my Google Drive to ensure I have access to it on my iPhone no matter where I was when someone told me their new address, phone number, or email.

The other item I was able to set up was our Honeyfund account for our Honeymoon and gift registry. My fiance and I have been living together for almost five years and I am a kitchen gadget fiend! So we don’t really need a lot of gifts for the home. Sure, I still want a matching china/dish set and silverware, but I also would rather have room service for breakfast in Hawaii on our Honeymoon (*hint hint*). 🙂

I shall try to keep it all up to date, and not bore myself to death. Let me know what you think, or not, but please feel free to click away!

On a brighter note:

Here is a copy of our Save the Date we sent out with our annual Christmas card this year to all of our wedding guests. I was very excited to share this creation with our friends and family and we received rave reviews from everyone. It was designed and created by my talented and patient fiance who endured my incessant nagging to get it done in time to be mailed out over the holidays. It was worth all the trouble.

Created and Designed by Francis Dulguime

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