While it’s tempting to buy a couple a piece of decor you think they’d like or something for their home that you just know they would need, you really should consult their wedding registry first. They’re made for a reason, or five reasons actually. Building a big-day gift registry is a time-consuming task for couples, and this gift list is not to be ignored by guests. Here five are reasons why:
1. Prefect gift insurance
The fact that most wedding gifts are household appliances gives the need for a form of guarantee. In a situation where the gift item purchased don’t function properly, how does the couple manage this? Return to the buyer that may be miles away or dispose the item. You have just placed the couple in a tight spot, this is one of the major reasons to purchase the couples gifts off their gift registry, that way the couple can easily manage these situations if they occur.
2. Consider it gift assurance.
Want to make sure the bride and groom absolutely love your present? Then pick something from their list. It’s the only way you can guarantee that the couple will love your gift and not lock it up in the store or probably give it out to someone else. After all, gifts on the registry are gift items they would like to receive and not forgetting that most times these gifts cut across different categories, you can easily pick whichever category suits you and there’s plenty of choice in that.
3. Shopping off of a registry couldn’t be easier.
It’s so easy, in fact, that you don’t even have to leave your house. And all you need to do is show up at the wedding ready to party with the couple because gift items purchased from a gift registry is delivered right to the couple’s home on your behave instead of you having to bear the boarding of carrying the gift item to the wedding venue. Best of all, you can wait until the very last minute or even purchase the gift after the wedding. Most gift registries stay available online for a year after the big day. If that’s not the most stress-free version of shopping, we don’t know what is.
4. The couple may not want physical gifts.
Couples who have been dating or living together for years may already have more than enough housewares.
The couple can request for only cash gifts, which is great. Honeymoon funds are very popular and worth contributing to if they’re the only gifting option. In this case, it’s also appropriate to give the gift of money in form of cash vouchers and cash cards
5. There’s something for every price point.
There should be a big range of budget items on the registry, making it easy for you to shop within your means. Plus, you can group up with other guests (Group Gifting) to purchase something on the larger side of the registry.
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