I have officially kicked off my year long wedding season. We had our engagement party this past weekend AND I attended my first registry event with my friend/bridesmaid Maddie and now I am in full wedding planning mode! With so much time before the big day, we have the luxury of taking the planning process slow and trying to remain non-overwhelmed by the next year and a half-ish of our lives. I want to keep our planning progress updated and documented on here because I 100% am relying on other recently engaged or newlywed women’s blogs to help me through this process and want to make sure my blog is a resource for women who are about to be in my shoes!
Today, I wanted to take some time and focus on our registry. I know, it is still so early to have something like that done, but I felt like it was one of the easiest things for me to knock out in a weekend or two and not have to worry about again until right before the wedding.
We decided to register at Crate and Barrel, Target, and Dillards. If you are just starting out in this wedding planning process, I suggest thinking of your favorite stores, what you will need for your future home, and what will be affordable/easily accessible for your friends and family. Some stores (Crate and Barrel) will offer you free gifts (wine glasses) for registering with them. Other stores offer you different discounts on the items that are left on your registry after the big day. Definitely look into the perks each store offers and take those into account when you decide where to register.
I really loved Crate and Barrel and their whole registry process. They have a really beautiful app that is easy to use and you can scan items in store with it as well as search and add them from the app. At the registry event they gave out little packets with different local coupons and a book of all the house items you might need. That little book was the most helpful thing I have seen so far! It has made it so easy to flip through and mark off what we already own and figure out where the gaps are so we can add what we need for our future home.
No matter where you register at, I highly suggest working from a list and taking some time before you start your registry to see what you actually need. It can be a really overwhelming and surprisingly emotional experience when you start to think about how you and your future spouse will use these items together in your home and having a list to work from just makes everything easier.
After getting a good start on our wedding planning, I can’t wait for all the things to come!
Always Classy & Confused,