Along with the actual planning of your wedding one of the most exciting
getting engaged is that you get to make a bridal registry of all
the things you want in your new home at your favorite retailer.
A bridal and gift registry is the smartest way for clever brides
to avoid getting multiple blenders and gifts better left in the
The most common kind of bridal registries are the Macy’s bridal
registry, the Wal-Mart bridal registry and the Target Bridal registry.
There are even some places, such as Target, which now also offer
an online bridal registry. This
convenient list of everything you need in a new home makes it easy
for guests to buy you the perfect gift. There are a few things however
that you should keep in mind to ensure that you follow proper bridal
Remember that this “wish list” of things that you are
putting together should take into account your circle of family
and friends. It would be a big faux pas to go out and fill your
list up with five hundred dollar Swarovski crystal glasses and plates
if you know that no one amongst your family or friends will be able
to afford to give you any. Make sure your list has something in
every price range so that even Aunt Suzie who lives on a fixed income
but still wants to give you a gift can feel happy that she is buying
you something that you want.
Keep in mind that the bridal registry is a suggestion only and those
who want to buy you something that is not on your list should not
be made to feel bad if they do so. Sometimes some people simply
cannot afford the gifts that are placed on the bridal registry or
strongly feel opposed to the whole concept of a bridal gift registry
and choose to buy you what they feel is right – so be it if
Also remember that a bridal registry is for gifts and not a cash-grab.
A recent and highly unpopular trend is to simply state that the
couple wants money. This should never be done. It is impolite
and puts people who cannot afford a large sum of cash on the spot.
A bridal and gift registry should always be fair to the guests
with only a few fantasy items thrown in for any family or friends
who are feeling extra generous.