Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Speaking of Gifts

If you're not sure where to register, then make a list of stores that you like and go visit them. Think about what you need for your home and pick the store, or stores, that offer what you like.

For example if you and your fiancĂ© love to cook, you may want to choose Williams-Sonoma. If you’re looking for furniture, Pottery Barn would be a good choice.

Kitchen and dining items make up the traditional registry, but if you don’t need china and glassware, then pick a store that has products you want and need. Are you a sports enthusiasts? Register at a sporting goods store like Paragon. Wine lovers? Ask your local liquor store if you can create a gift registry of your favorite wines.

Guests will want to buy you an engagement, shower and wedding present, and it’s better for you to have a wish list at your favorite stores than to risk a bad gift that you can't return.

Wedding Tip - You can choose more than one store. I recommend at least 2 but no more than 4. Make one of them more traditional - china, glasses, linens, flatware. Guests that are your parents' and grandparents' ages will want to buy something they know you will use such as pots and pans, towels and kitchen gadgets.


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