How to get exactly what you want for your wedding is one of the frequently-asked questions from our Zola couples and we completely understand why. It’s not everyday we get to ask for whatever we want from our nearest and dearest (and coworkers, family friends, Great Aunts we’ve only met once, the list goes on). So here’s our expert advice on how to check gifts off the perfect wedding registry.
Ask and You Shall Receive
Don’t be shy! First-timers may feel a bit of pressure to register for what they think they’re supposed to register for, instead of registering for what they actually want. This is a huge mistake! If you don’t register for what you want, you won’t get what you want. It’s that easy.
In order to effectively make your case for why you need that Vitamix or swanky coffee table, add a personalized note on your wedding registry explaining to your guests how each gift will fit into your new life as a couple. It takes few extra minutes, but it is totally worth it in the long-run as your guests will certainly appreciate the effort and understand why you are asking for each item.
Group gifting is one of our premier features that lets your friends go in on an item together. All you have to do is turn on the group gifting feature and voila! Those big-ticket items can be yours in just a few clicks.
Tell Your Friends
Don’t just assume your friends and family know where to find your registry. We recommend sending it out to your wedding party and family in addition to posting it on your wedding website. If not, you’ll end up with mismatched china and returns for days! Yikes.
Use Our Registry Planner
Use our simple planner to determine just how many gifts you’ll need in each price range based on the number of guests attending your wedding. It’s that easy! Which leads us to our next point…
Cash funds are a great way to register for non-traditional wedding gifts, think: honeymoon airfare for two, a couples massage on the beach, or whatever your hearts’ desire. (Really, we mean it. You can set up a cash fund for ANYTHING!) We suggest breaking up the priciest items into smaller items to make them more attainable for your guests. This way, more of your guests can contribute to what you actually want and everybody wins.
Ready for your dream wedding registry?