Registries are the perfect way to ensure that no two guests invited to a wedding or shower get the same gift for the happy couple or bride. Also known as bridal or shower registries, a registry is a list of gifts that a couple has pre-selected. Classic gifts included on registries include things like china, cutlery sets, towels and other products for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and home. Occasionally couples also ask for money gifts that can be put towards planning and paying for their honeymoon. Here are some terms to know about bridal registries.
Monogrammed – A monogram is a personalized stamp, embroidery or other mark on a product. Many gifts such as towels and candles are monogrammed with a couples names, wedding date and more giving the present a personalized touch. Couples often choose to monogram their wedding favors for guests.
Registry App – Couples can create their wedding registries with an app on their smartphones which allows them to scan the barcodes products they want and then automatically updates the product information to their online list for guests to shop from.
Discontinued – When a particular pattern of china or tableware is no longer being manufactured this means it is discontinued. Couples registering should avoid requesting present that might be discontinued.
Wholesale – Products bought in large quantities can be purchased at a discounted price known as a wholesale price. Couples may choose to purchase their wedding favors from an online wholesaler to save money.
Wish List – Bridges and grooms can begin creating their registry by first creating a wish list of items that are saved online and can be narrowed down when it is time to finalize the bridal and shower registry. This is a tool to help plan ahead.