If you are that standard Nigerian bachelor / bachelorette that generally owns a lot of household items, or because for some reasons like relocation, you just want to receive cash gifts, you may be skeptical of creating a wedding gift registry. But there are a lot of reasons why setting up a wedding gift registry is a MUST for engaged couples.
Here are five reasons why you really need a wedding gift registry:
1. You get gift items you need and would value
Truth be told, no matter how many household items you have there are always some items we tend to overlook buying when we’re single. Hmm Hmm!!! yes, am talking about that wine opener you didn’t have because you hardly received friends at home. Let’s not forget, gifts are not about there size or how expensive they are, receiving a gift is about getting an item you would make use of one way or the other. Come to think of it, No one gets enough of nice gifts because there is always something you need, basic economics.
2. Saves you and your guests the stress of transferring gifts
This is one phenomenon that is very particular to wedding gifts due to the kind of gifts guests give. i.e. household appliances, kitchen utensils and the likes are sometimes bulky, delivering and even taking these gift items from the venue can be a bit challenging. Imagine that childhood friend coming from Abuja to your wedding in Port-Harcourt, how does he give you that 55’inch plasma TV he wants to give you, by the time he considers the stress, he would either change to a smaller item or you get not to receive any gift. A gift registry saves you this stress.
3. Gift appreciation
Sometimes, when we receive wedding gifts we find it hard to get our appreciations across to the giver due to the fact that probably the givers name was not stated well on the item or we probably can’t remember the giver by name so you don’t know how to get across. A gift registry would help you with gift documentation this way you know who bought what.
4. Gifts theft, misplacement or mishandling
As funny has this may sound, but most couple tend to lose gift items to theft, misplacement or mishandling. The wedding day is always a busy day and most times there is little or no attention on received gift items. You could actually avoid all this with the use of a gift registry, this way your gift don’t even get to the wedding venue, you receive them in your comfort zone at your preferred time.
5. Gifts registry flexibility
Retailers and gift registry companies like Palmfront Registry often provide perks for couples, such as gifts to cash conversions, free gift delivery services, controlled shipping (meaning your gifts are shipped at the same time so you’re not receiving daily packages), and more. Gift registries with an online presence allow you to easily update your registries wherever and whenever, which certainly makes the process even easier and your guests can also buy you a gift item from their convenience.