wedding registry tips.

7 Mar

This weekend marked a new adventure in my life: wedding registering. Who says living out-of-town is a burden to milestones in others’ lives? I say no! So far my best friend’s wedding has allowed for a road trip to Atlanta and a wedding-shower-prep weekend in Charleston (filled with delicious meals courtesy of her parents – who surprise… were in town for the weekend also!). I’ve compiled a list of helpful hints and suggestions (and maybe a few personal thoughts on the matter) to consider before you embark on the wonderful endeavour that is wedding registering.

– Research. Ask your mom, your aunt, your other married friends. Because at 24, who really knows what knives you will actually use and what pots and pans are necessary to assist in your journey towards culinary excellence. Furthermore, a little help in the department of place settings and spatula materials – teflon or stainless – does wonders. We learned that teflon is best for non-stick pans because stainless utensils will scratch the surface (thanks mom at Bed Bath & Beyond).

– Eat BEFORE you go. Trust me, this process takes hours. And then a few more hours. Don’t get me wrong – the process is fun. The gun. The list. It rivals the emotion of small children on Christmas morning. When else do you get to make a list of all the things you really want? And then have hundreds of people lavish you with gifts?

– Apparently is it standard to register for 3x’s the amount of expected guests. For example, say you have 300 attendees – you must register for 900 items. You heard me, 900. And hear me say that is A LOT of items.

– Consider breaking the registering process into multiple trips. Or interject the day with a nice lunch or ice cream break. Or both.

Our delicious food breaks:

.Square Onion.

.Robot Candy Co.

.Hank’s.

.Palmetto Cafe.

– Take it all in. I loved being a part of this process and sharing in the excitement. I am so excited for Jess and Paul to start their life together. And really the wedding registry is just a small reflection of that – a whole new journey.

Oh and register here. Just do it. You’ll thank me later for fun dishes and china. And I fully plan on registering for china one day. It’s pretty. And makes you feel fancy. Or as Jenna likes to say, “foot loose and fancy free”.

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