Letting Guests Know about a Wedding Registry

Wedding Registry Etiquette | Photo Credit by: Grand Velas Riviera MayaWhether you’ve decided to have an intimate reception with a few close friends or go the way of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, guests are as much a part of the wedding as the bride and groom. As you plan how many people to invite make sure you don’t cranky Aunt Hilda next to sensitive cousin Sally and keep your guests in mind as preparations are made for the big day.

Always Keep Your Guests In Mind While You Plan

Letting guests know that a guest registry has been created and that the reistry is online, ready to use and contribute to is one of the first ways guests can begin celebrating with a couple. Whether you have a traditional registry with home items or an alternative wedding registry (where guests can offer cash gifts to contribute towards gifts that can’t be purchased in stores) there are some registry etiquette tips to keep in mind as you spread the word to your guests. Here are a few of the best tips on how to let your guests know about a registry.

Shoud you include the registry info in the physical invitation?

The Invitation: Some couples choose to include the registry information on their wedding invitation. If you decide to put this information on the invitation itself, make sure the guest will notice it among all the other text. If you prefer to have an invitation without registry details printed on it, you can include another sheet that lets guests know about your registry. Keep in mind the type of registry you’ve chosen, as some couples who set up cash registries want to let their guests know what their gifts will help fund. Consider sharing the story behind your registry, whether it’s for a honeymoon to Europe or a house in your dream neighborhood.

The Internet: Email and social media are other ways to share information about a wedding registry (Check out the social sharing features that WedandWish has!). If you’re sending online wedding invitations, include a link to your registry or wedding website if you have one. Remember that not all guests will have similar levels of Internet skills, so always think about the individual guest and what will be easiest for them.

Wedding registry etiquette can be personalized to fit the style of any couple. Whichever way you choose to spread the word, provide registry information in a way that is easy and accessible for your guests as they help you and your partner celebrate!

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