My fiancé and I have different tastes. How should we handle our registry?
Divvy up the list by interest. If he’s the better cook but could not care less what the food is served on, let him pick knives and kitchenware while you select the china and silverware. If you have a flair for decorating but he’s color-blind, choose the bed linens and let him register for electronics.
An alternative: Mix and match items like mugs and towels so that each of you scores some picks. (Of course, this tactic doesn’t work when it comes to registering for matching sets, like silverware and china.)
It’s also worth it to throw your fiancé a bone―and a scan gun―and let him register at a hardware or home-supply store. These retailers often cater to grooms, but do-it-yourself brides will find plenty to love, too.