To make a wedding a perfect and joyous occasion, the bride and groom have a lot of preparations ahead of them. They have to book a venue, prepare a guest list, sample foods from various caterers, decide on flower arrangements, buy clothing, etc. The list of tasks to accomplish is extensive, while the time in which to accomplish them is often limited.
One of the responsibilities soon-to-be-wed couples have to tackle is setting up a gift registry. Although this is not an obligation, as per general wedding etiquette, it certainly makes the event less stressful for both the hosts, as well as their guests.
If you are a couple awaiting your ‘special’ day, you may want to consider signing up with an online registry. “Why?” you may ask! The reasons are simple. They are tremendous time savers and offer you both a lot of flexibility to work on completing the gift list.
Between dress fittings, writing invitations and picking out table cloths, you will have little time left to run around town to set up gift registries. Most stores will not carry all the items you like or can use, and having registries at several locations can be very time consuming, as well as confusing. These are conditions that can be avoided, if you simply decide to sign up for an online wedding gift registry.
Online gift registries are perfect for couples who are about to tie the knot. They are easy to access and allow both the bride and groom to work on the list. Items can be added or removed by both partners at any time, as long as they have an internet connection. This means that you can browse the internet, and accumulate more gift ideas for your guests, even at 11 o’clock at night, sitting on the couch in your pajamas. No driving around town, and not missing out on great gifts, just because your local stores don’t carry them.
The flexibility of online wedding gift registries goes far beyond easy access for you and your partner. They also allow you to:
Choose gifts of any size – Gifts can be petite or robust, from a small, adorable Swarovski crystal giraffe figurine, to a wooden backyard gazebo with solar shades… anything goes!
Register gifts of various price ranges – It is recommended to have gift ideas from all price ranges, so all your guests can afford at least one gift from your list.
Ask for gifts from anywhere in the world – you can add merchandize from any online vendor, regardless if he is located in Melbourne, Tokyo, Brussels, Rome , Rio de Janeiro, or Cairo. You can even ask for a star to be named after you, or a deed for property on the moon.
Accept cash donations – with all your upcoming expenses, some of your guest may prefer to give money. Online gift registries can forward those funds to you as part of their services.
Family and friends abroad can participate – Although they may not be able to actually attend the wedding, your relatives and good friends who moved away, or are temporarily stationed abroad, can participate. Even if they will miss the ceremony, they may still want to wish you luck by sending you an antique wall clock, a riding lawnmower, or a set of Champagne flutes, which they can, once you have forwarded them the gift registry information.
As you can see, the advantages of setting up an online gift registry cannot be underestimated. They save you lots of valuable time and offer you far more flexibility than offline registries. Give this some thought when you have set your wedding date and are commencing your preparations.