Wedding Registry Tips For When You Don’t Need Another Toaster

June 6, 2015

This post was sponsored by Best Buy, however all opinions are entirely my own.

When Jeremy and I started moving into the house I said to him, “What on earth will we put on our wedding registry? We don’t need the typical wedding registry items.” We could probably replace a few towels and use a handful of extra dish cloths, but between the two of us we had lots of stuff. We are both in our 30’s and maintained households before we were engaged. The average age at which a woman got married in the US in 2014 was almost 27 and for men it was nearly 30. When most people reach that age, they have already started to collect housewares. Many other couples are facing the same dilemma that Jeremy and I are: what do do you put on your wedding registry when you don’t need another toaster? The answer came from a friend of ours who stated that she gave a custom spotify glass plaque to one of her friends who was having the same issue that we were having, and it really got me thinking about the type of gifts we would be receiving. Fortunately, we have friends who are creative thinkers and can come up with great ideas if they wanted to give personalized gifts.

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Jeremy and I do need (or want) some big ticket items, that I would feel guilty putting on a wedding registry. I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to buy an expensive gift. Items such as a Nest Learning Thermostat would help us manage our heating and cooling bill, but it isn’t in our budget for immediate purchase. I certainly wouldn’t want or expect a guest to pay $249.99 for one, but what if several guests could “pitch-in”? I discovered that Best Buy Wedding Registry offers “group gifting”. Items that are priced over $200 are eligible for group gifting, and guests can contribute as much (or as little) as they like toward larger items with gift cards earmarked for a specific purchase.

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If you aren’t sure what you might want or need, Best Buy has lists available online that suggest items that you might want to register for; these curated lists include suggestions for a Starter Registry, Explorer, Entertainer, Adventurer, Kitchen, etc. They make it easy for you to figure out what you want to add. They also have a Wedding Registry Checklist to help make sure you don’t miss anything important. You might also want to check out Susabella for some inspiration of wedding gift ideas you may want to request. It’s also a great site to go to if you’re attending someone else’s wedding and are in need of some ideas for what to get the bride and groom. Alternatively, if you aren’t sure about what to offer at a wedding, you might want to look at jewelry for the bride. Bridal gifts from a jeweler similar to could be the perfect keepsake and would help to make an already special day, marvelous.

wedding registry tips

wedding registry tips

wedding registry tips

wedding registry

The options for personalizing your Best Buy Wedding Registry are nearly endless. You can add fun things like a great camera lens for your DSLR to help take beautiful honeymoon photos or capture family memories. The Best Buy Wedding Registry will let you leave notes for your guests, so that they understand why a certain gift is important to you.

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Consider fun ideas like registering for movies so that you can have date night or games that you can play together.

Two other great features of the Best Buy Wedding Registry are that you can favorite items on your list, and you can also share your registry on social media.

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Weddings can be stressful, but creating a wedding gift registry shouldn’t be. Best Buy has made it easy to add gifts that you want or need from brands that you love.

Are you getting married soon? Have you registered for wedding gifts anywhere? Feel free check out my own wedding registry for a few more ideas to add to your list.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free