How to Choose the Best Wedding Registry In 2021 and Beyond

When it comes to choosing items to add to your wedding registry, you’ll likely feel a bit more equipped and prepared. After all, you know which items are on your wish list to own or replace!

Before you can build your wedding registry, we thought it might be helpful to share what to look for when choosing where (and how!) to register. So, today we’re sharing our go-to tips as well as several sites to keep your eye on. We hope this insight helps you to choose the best wedding registry for your needs! 

Decide what’s most important to you

Toss aside any ideas about what you “should” add to your wedding registry. Only you and your partner know how you like to live, so plan to bypass adding items you don’t feel you will use or you would prefer not to take up valuable space in your home.

Plan to register early

Shortly after you get engaged, some of your friends and family may want to present you with a gift. To prevent the moment when you receive an item you don’t want, consider building your registry in advance of any pre-wedding events, so you can direct your loved ones to the exact gifts you would love to receive. 

Choose a registry that's easy for everyone to navigate

You’re likely remembering a site that was confusing to navigate or slow to load. Plan to avoid both when you’re choosing where to register. Both younger and older guests love the ease, and you want them to enjoy their gift-giving process.

Include options to shop both online and in-person

Some guests love the ease and convenience of shopping online, while other guests enjoy visiting retailers and shopping in person. Consider attempting to appease both types of shoppers by registering with retailers that guests can shop either way.