Questions to ask yourself before registering for your wedding gifts

Selecting items for your wedding registry can  be a lot of fun; it is like creating the ultimate wish list for the new life you are embarking on and telling the world – or your friends and family – how you plan on living your life together.  But before you get started here are some key questions that you should discuss with your partner before you go crazy and loose your self in the moment:

  • What do you already own?
    • Take stock of what you both have, do you have enough dinner plates you like that you do not need new ones?
    • Are there sets of items you currently have they you want to complete or get something that matches?
  • What are you planning of getting rid of?
    • Are your sheets both from the time you were in college and do you want to throw them all and start afresh?
    • Are your pots and pans all tatter and worn?
  • What do you need that neither of you have?
    • Do you not have any formal dinnerware and are you now planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner every year?
    • Do you not have a coffee table or dinning table and chairs?
  • What is your style?
    • Take a second and look at what style is yours.  This will allow you to make sure what you are registering for matches.  The last thing you want is to be 1/2 mid-century modern and 1/2 70s disco theme…
  • What are your interests?
    • Are you foodies?  Should you include some wine and gourmet food items so that you can both enjoy them together?
    • Do you like taking classes together so registering for cooking classes or yoga classes may be the thing for you?
  • What do you really need for the next 5 years?
    • 10 years down the road your interests may change as well as your style.  Make sure you are taking into account what you need now
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