For couples planning to get married, along with friends and families looking to buy wedding gifts, here are 5 key ways to use a wedding registry to help newlyweds begin with an adventure in home design and decor.
A wedding registry is a great start to decorating a new space, getting ideas, choosing decor and learning about trends in home design.
1. Consider Your Options
The Hudson’s Bay Centre is Canada’s leader in traditional wedding registries. They have the largest selection of registry items available. Create your own registry list, going through the store with a consultant. Any items not purchased by guests can be purchased at 10% off, for up to a year after your wedding.
Many other department stores and home decor destinations have wedding registries too. Inquire at your favorite store the next time you’re there. There are so many home decor ideas to choose from!
Modern brides and grooms to be are considering a more flexible option. Online wedding registries like The Wedding Registry allow you to take photos of items you want and upload them directly to your registry. Guests can also give you cash gifts over the site. Perhaps the classiest feature of all is the video thank you note function.
It’s always important to send thank-you’s out soon after your wedding, and what’s more personal than a video message?
2. Elegant Towels
Select some gorgeous towels to add personality to any bathroom. Register for a few colours, so you can change them up or display them with pretty toiletries. Beautiful towels are crucial to create a spa-like bathroom, and here is your chance to pick the best.
3. Luxurious Bedding
You deserve it. Visit the store together and touch the bedding to find your favorites. Higher thread count is often softer to the touch, and more luxurious…but there’s more to it than just thread count. Find a stunning set and add instant drama to your master retreat. Don’t forget about pillows and throws, layers enhance the luxury look and feel. Cool colours create a serene environment. See more about colour psychology at EiEi Home.
4. Multipurpose Items
Register for items that can be used for decor and have functions too. Decorative baskets can be used in the home office for paperwork. Vases and decorative bowls can be displayed on lit shelves and used when guests come for dinner.
5. Place Settings
It might sound old fashioned, but place settings really are the place to start for a wedding registry. When you have guests over for dinner, it’s nice to have enough matching settings to entertain a larger group. Co-ordinated place settings will elevate your decor- but keep them neutral and add colour with florals to keep it seasonal.
What home decor and decorating items are listed on your wedding registry?
By Shelley Kanitz