This post is for all you newly engaged gals. Chances are, you’ve jumped into planning for your big day but have you thought about what happens next? We are giving you a little look into some tips for registering and a few items that will give you a great base to start with!

  1. Register at multiple places. We recommend some stores with good online shops that friends and family can order from and stores with physical locations near you and your guests for those who would rather go into the store and shop.
  2. Register for items at all price points. Even though you think no-one but your mom is going to splurge on the KitchenAid or the Roomba, some of your friends and family might want to go in together to get you two one of the more pricey items on your list.
  3. Make a hearty registry. In the south, chances are, every single one of your aunts, the ladies in the church, and your mom’s best friends are going to want to throw you a shower. Make your registry to accommodate that. There will be folks coming to your wedding that haven’t been to any of your showers that don’t want to be stuck with nothing left to get you. Even if you don’t get everything on your lists, a lot of retailers will give you a percentage off so you can purchase the other things you are wanting after the wedding.
  4. Don’t forget to say thanks. Stay up to date with your thank you notes so you don’t feel stressed after the wedding to write a ton of them at one time. Etiquette states that thank you notes need to be sent within one month of your wedding so during your free time, sit down with your new hubby and thank the people that have made settling in to your new life together so comfortable.

for the kitchen:

Cookware (if you don’t have any or just want a nice new set)

6-12 Place Settings

Flatware (enough for 6-12 place settings)

Standing Mixer

Coffee Maker

Cooking Utensils

8-12 Drinking glasses

for the bedroom:

Comforter (or duvet cover and insert)

Sheet Set (we recommend 2 sets)

Pillows

Pillow Cases

Pillow Shams

Bedskirt

for the bathroom:

8-12 Towels

8-12 Hand Towels

Shower Curtain

Shower Curtain Liner

Trashcan

Bath Mats

a few of our favorite stores for registries:

Target

Pottery Barn

West Elm

Williams Sonoma

Dillards

Bed Bath and Beyond

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