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The culture of the wedding registry is changing and evolving to the couple’s needs.  There are plenty of options now for the couple to create the registry in the store or online.  Also, the rules of the registry have also changed.

Traditionally, when you create a registry, you pick out chinaware and glassware, among a few gifts, for your formal dining.  There are beautiful patterns and designs of china by favorite designers such as Vera Wang, Kate Spade, and Martha Stewart to name a few.  They still have those service options available for you at department stores such as Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.

The current trends for registry are continually ever changing to the couples needs.  The couple should start with having a ”Gameplan”.

  • Couples should think about for the present and the future.  Think about your needs as it changes when you have a family.
  • Couples should have a wide range of products and stores.  This allows for variety and availability for your guests to shop.  Also consider an online store, just in case your guests don’t like to step into a store.
  • Couples should think about a price range for the registry. They should be mindful to their guests budgets also, as it might be uncomfortable to come empty handed. This makes it possible for your guests to shop for smaller items if they cannot afford the big-ticket items.

Here are other options for a registry:

  • Sign up for a honeymoon registry or have your guests chip in for a honeymoon.
  • If you don’t need any items for your house, then consider having your guests donate to a charity of your choice.
  • If you need money for home-improvement or materials for building, ask for Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards.
  • Inquire about setting up a registry for cooking classes.
  • If you need the money for future goods, but don’t have a house or a design pallet yet, you might want to think about just requesting gift cards for Target, Walmart, or other big stores around you neighborhood.

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Because of the challenging ecomony and budget crisis, we brides have to be frugal in different ways.  We have to cut corners on things that are important, but make sure they won’t be compromised.  We now live in the digital age, where everyone checks their email at least a few times a week.  So, the most logical thing we can do is try out online invitations.  By the way, this would be a great alternative to wedding/bridal showers, save the date, and thank you cards. You have a couple of options:

The first is strictly online, no hard copy, and usually RSVP is online too.
The second option is to order your invites online and they will mail it out to your guests.

Here are some great sites you can check out:






The benefits to sending invitations through this site is the cost (little to nothing at all- free!).  There are beautiful designs and you can personalize all the wordings also.

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