You’re getting married! Firstly, congratulations. And we hope your planning is going well. Some decisions are easy, simple, non-negotiable. Others… leave you stumped.
Like, perhaps where to start with adding items to your wedding registry.
Is this you? Not sure what to pop on the registry? What's standard and appropriate and what seems excessive or left-field?
Let us begin by saying that just like your wedding, your registry should be a reflection of the things that you're into. And there's no right or wrong thing to add to your registry - you're individuals after all - so simply add things to it that would genuinely mean something to you.
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, choose items, experiences, donations, and non-monetary requests of help (yes, you can do that ) that will truly make an impact on your lives (and the lives of others who are important to you). You can’t go wrong.
All of this said, you're here for tangible ideas right? So let's get into it.
For the couples already living together that don’t need more stuff
Make your registry focus on experiences or Gravy ‘Give’ gifts (that is, things that your guests can gift you that cost no money, e.g. help painting your house).
Ask yourselves, what do we love to do? If you love drinking cocktails, a bougie mixology class could be it. Bushwalkers? An annual National Parks Pass could make the list. Plan on getting away after the wedding? A simple, all-encompassing honeymoon fund is an easy winner. Think of things you can do together, in or out of your comfort zone.