How Pinterest saved (or at least simplified) our wedding registry.
By Erika Lynde
When I first started thinking about our registry, I took to Pinterest for ideas on basic registry etiquette. Then early one Sunday morning Liam and I set out to browse Crate and Barrel during one of their wedding registry events. They laid out snacks (my kind of party…free food!) and hung our coats and had lots of product demos. They offered tons of help and served us coffee while we scanned all the things we envisioned in our dream home.
Knowing we needed a range of prices, we also registered at Target, West Elm, Sur La Table…the stores just kept piling up. That’s where Pinterest came back into play (and saved the day). While hunting basic checklists and etiquette early on, I stumbled upon a pin I thought was a sample registry. Upon closer pinspection, it was actually a link to a video about myregistry.com, a website where you can combine wish lists and registries from different stores in one convenient place. You can even customize your registry profile with pictures and letters to your guests. Myregistry.com also gives you a simple url link to add to your wedding website, which made us extremely happy.
Plus, creating a registry with a range of prices just got simple. Liam and I both wanted to add more expensive items to our registry without making it seem as though we expected those items from our guests. We know from having children that most stores offer discounts on anything left on your registry after the big day. So we took to adding fun items we’d like to purchase after the wedding with a pretty little penny pinched off, like a big TV, for example. We were also able to create a cash gift option if guests preferred that. And, if what you desire is a honeymoon fund registry, myregistry.com offers that, too. Seriously, does it get any easier? (Can you tell we’re excited?) Without trying to sound like an infomercial, we are extremely happy with the sheer convenience of the website. Check it out, and see what you think!