YES!!! Couples still register, but what has changed is the variety of stores that now provide this service. Gift registries not only give you the ability to provide well thought out information on your needs and wants but are an awesome service for your guests as well. It gives them assurance that what they give will not only be warmly recieved, but eliminates the “duplication” aspect substantially.
Since the items on your registry will be a part of your life for years to come, make sure you do not choose in haste! Get the groom’s input and take your time. Just make sure you complete the list a few weeks before your first pre-wedding event. If you have many out-of-town family and friends, you may want to make sure your registry has the ability of national access, whether that be online or a country wide retail chain. Most all registries are electronic, which makes purchases easy to track.
Many registries have invitation cards available to you, but according to etiquette experts, it is still not a proper invitation if you include registry information. It is better to go online and set up a wedding website where you can easily include registry information within the pages of your site. Put the website address on the invitation so that guests can check out all of your fun postings and access all the information they will need.
Happy Gift Selecting!!
Your New Beginnings Bridal Studio Team