At how many retailers should I register?
No matter how long your guest list is, pick at least three. The idea is to give guests a range of options without overwhelming them. Select:
- a high-end store
- an inexpensive retailer
- a wild-card company (such as a charity)
- Look for stores that offer “completion packages”―typically a 10 to 20 percent discount on unpurchased items for about a year after the wedding―so you can buy leftovers yourself.
- Many retailers partner with wedding websites, such as theknot.com and weddingchannel.com. If yours do, have someone spread the word that your registries are listed on the wedding site in question. All guests have to do is search for your name and click and they’ll have access to all your registries.