Wedding Registry Essentials

Wedding Registry Essentials

Creating a wedding registry is the perfect chance for you to take stock of what you already own think about the kind of home you want to create with your partner. If you’re new to the world of wedding registries, fear not! We’re here to help you with our handy tips to make sure you create a registry that’s perfect for you and your partner-to-be.

Start from the Beginning

Start by thinking about the things you value most in your home and the ones that bring you most joy. Do you love the feel of crisp percale sheets when you settle in for the night? Are you always reaching for the stemless wine glasses? Would having an extra set make it easier to entertain?

Make a list, take stock of what you both have and talk to your partner about what additions would have the best impact on your life together. If necessary, donate any extras to your local charity shop so you can start fresh together.

Basics, Crafted to Last

Is there anything better than wrapping yourself up in a soft and fluffy towel? (Bonus points if it’s straight out of the dryer!) Think about the small luxuries of everyday life that would really make a difference, especially if you entertain often and spoil yourself with the everyday essentials that will stand the test of time: sheets, towels, pillows, dinnerware and a good set of glasses are an excellent place to start a registry.

Find Your Style

Registering for your wedding is the perfect time to replace or even upgrade some of your everyday essentials like bedding, dishes and bath linens. Don’t get hung up on avoiding trends or picking out things because they’re thought of as being neutral. This is your home and it should reflect your vibrant personalities so don’t be afraid to pick items in fun colors and playful patterns. After all, these are things you’ll be using daily so you should pick something that will brighten your day for years to come.

Dream Big

If you’ve had your eye on a fancy stand mixer, electric toothbrush or smart TV, go ahead and add one or two big-ticket items to your registry. It’s your wedding, your registry and so you should dream big in the case a loved one feels the urge to shower you with an indulgent gift. The best part? Most registries offer a “completion discount” so any unpurchased items remaining after the big day will be specially discounted, just for you.

Creating a Life, Together over Time

What to register for if you and your partner already have enough bedding, pots, pans and dishes for a lifetime? What if you don’t need the most popular registry picks now but you will further down the line? Most registries – including Pottery Barn’s – let you register for gift cards so you can get exactly what you want when you’re ready to buy. Bonus: Pottery Barn gift cards never expire and can be used across all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands including pottery barn kids, west elm, and PB Teen.

Need More Help?

Not to worry. Pottery Barn has registry experts on hand and ready to help – totally free. Just stop by your local store or make an appointment online to set aside some time and get help creating the wedding registry of your dreams.