One thing that brides seem to have questions about is how to properly let guests know about where they are registered without seeming greedy. It IS a fine line. These tips should help you clear the air between you and your guests!
1. Getting the word out
In theory, invitations seem like the best way to let guests know about your registry. I mean, it’s one of the only things that will actually go straight into every guests’ hands, right? Unfortunately, it’s not exactly an option. Traditionally, registry information is spread by word of mouth; the couple will let close family and friends, including the wedding party, know all of the information so that the guests can ask them personally. You’ll probably get some questions about it yourself, so just answer graciously! If you have a wedding website, this is also the perfect place to keep that information!
2. The registry itself
You should always have a registry with traditional items, such as things you’ll need for your new life together. Think china, a slow cooker or a blender. Make sure to have a range of prices (some friends will probably band together to get you one of the more expensive items they know you normally wouldn’t be able to afford yourself). You can also register for non-traditional items that you and your husband-to-be would enjoy, such as camping equipment. Limit your registries to only three or four places.
3. Thank you cards
Traditionally, these cards would be written a day or two after receiving the gift. However, with jobs and planning, no one would expect such a speedy card every time. Try to keep it within a month of receiving the gift, and you’ll be fine! Make sure to get your new husband involved in writing!