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Almost every newly married couple would love to receive a large suply of wedding gifts that the couple will be able to use for years. Typically, guests gave wedding gifts to couples so that the couples would be able to start out on a decent financial footing. The gifts were designed as a show of support from family, friends, and the community. Today, gift giving at weddings has become even more complex, particularly with the practice of having registries. Registries are lists of gifts that the couple would like their guests to purchase for them. This article will explore how couples should go about selecting a store to register for gifts for their guests.
The first thing to look at when deciding where to register is the type of items that a couple would like to obatin as gifts. If you want to obtain a lot of sporting goods you would not want to register at a store that carries only china and dishes. The following is a list of possible places to register when you are planning your wedding:
Department Stores: If the couple would like to obtain a lot of plates, dishes, glasses, and other items, then a department store might be a helpful place to register. Department stores contain a large variety of relatively high quality merchandise and usually have a lot of locations, and fancy registry options so that it will be easy for guests to purchase. Moreover,
Speciality Stores: Store like Crate and Barrel, or Lenox can be a helpful place to register as well. These stores typically contain a selection of high quality items in one area such as kitchen or household.
Superstores: Registering at Walmart and Target has become a trend for some couples. While it can be frowned upon, Walmart and Target have a wide range of items that are available at affordable prices. Registering here can also be a way to supplement the items on your list with fun stuff like camping gear or games. These stores also provide your guests with the most bang for their buck.
Wedding Stores: some large wedding stores can create a combines registry from a bunch of stores so that you will have the best of all worlds. Other wedding stores only carry a limited range of each item, but all they do is registries.
Remember, you do not have to register all in one place. It is now typical to register at two or three different places. This gives your guests a chance to purcahse items from a place near them. It also helps to provide them with options.
Whatever store that you choose, you will want to make sure that they have the technology in place to create, maintain, and update a registry and that your guests will be able to see the quanities you request in real time as they are updated. Internet enabled stores help with this process enabling your guests to see the items that they want to view anywhere.