Wedding Etiquette: Stick to the Registry

Posted by dostomel on Jun 08, 2012

We all know the thrill of shopping – it’s fun to find that perfect item and bring it home. But when you’re shopping for someone else, say for a wedding, gift givers should reconsider the shopping process. Guests might be tempted to get something special – artwork or goodies that caught their eyes, maybe. But wait! Before you start playing fast and loose with the registry guidelines, there are a few things to consider – especially if they’ve gone the route of a cash gift registry.

Your Tastes are Different. You might love that zebra print throw rug, but it has no place in their colonial style house. Stick to what the couple wants, not what you want.


If They Didn’t Ask for It, They Don’t Need It. The couple selected items for good reasons and left others off for reasons. If they didn’t ask for a teapot, it’s because they just don’t need one.


They Put Time and Effort Into the Perfect Registry. The couple is embarking on a new life together and this is what’s most important to them. If they went the alternative route and registered for their honeymoon, then they’ve put a lot of thought into crafting the perfect honeymoon and building memories.


When In Doubt, Be Practical! You can’t go wrong with cash. Thoughtful and unique gifts are appreciated, but practicality is always valued when building a new life.