Have you ever wondered what is the proper etiquette for wedding gifts and creating a wedding registry when one — or both — of the intended has already been married at least once before? One bride I know, about to embark on her first and her groom’s second marriage, really wanted to register for some fine china that she had always loved. But she was concerned that guests would find it rather excessive of her to ask for china when her soon-to-be husband already has multiple sets from his first marriage.
At Poladora, we think that just sounds ridiculous! First of all, although someone might have been married before, they haven’t been married to this person before and their lives together will be totally different. Secondly, anyone getting married for the first time, deserves to get what he or she might want, not the leftover shards of their intended’s first fine china….no matter how fine it might have been.
To create that new and unique coupling where the ghosts of prior relationships might linger, look to the consolidated wedding registries offered by Poladora and its network of local Chicago retailers. You want your own fabulous cookware? Look no further than the MacKenzie- Childs Picadilly Au Gratin Dish offered by Crossell & Co for $74 at poladora.com . Or better yet, perhaps you want the perfect roasting pan? Then better check out the Chicago Metallic Large Roaster with Handles and Rack for $29.95 available at poladora.com through Northwestern Cutlery. Everyone should have their own cookware!
And if you have enough of the typical wedding registry stuff, why not think about something experiential. At poladora.com ask your wedding guests to help you start your own personal wine cellar. You could register for multiple gift certificates to the Wine Discount Center so that the newlyweds could have libation with their gourmet meals; Or maybe think about giving two massages from Urban Oasis at $65 each so your favorite couple can enjoy his and hers massages some time before or after their wedding. Or, for $150, purchase a one hour Couple Yoga Class from any of Yogaview’s three locations — who wouldn’t want to stretch and relax after going through the stress of getting married a second time?
Whatever your interests, don’t let a prior marriage keep you from enjoying the process of getting married and starting your lives together. Register for what you want, when you want it at poladora.com and enjoy your new life together.