Creating Our Wedding Registry

With the holiday season of gift giving in full swing, Zack and I thought it would be fun to share a few tips and lessons we learned from creating our wedding registry! We were both so incredibly excited to register, because the items we are adding to our registry will be a part of what helps to make our house a home and our life together in marriage full of new adventures!

How to Create a Unique Wedding Registry by Simply Jessica Marie for Southern Weddings

Our approach to creating our registry turned out to be quite fun for us. We knew we wanted to go to at least two stores to register in person, since we feel every couple should get to experience walking through aisles with a registry gun – it really is such a thrill! For our in-person stores, we chose Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. We also knew it would be smart to sign up for an online registry, Zola, where we could register for items from a variety of shops and keep everything together in one easy place. I had a little bit too much fun adding items to this list!

So, once we selected our places to register, we wanted to come up with a strategy for how to register. We came up with a few different groups of items and activities we wanted to register for, and kept those in mind during the process! Hopefully these will be helpful for any of y’all who are about to create your own wedding registries!

Creating a Unique Wedding Registry by Simply Jessica Marie for Southern Weddings

Our top five categories included:

  1. Activities and Monthly Subscriptions
  2. Money Funds
  3. Practical Home Items
  4. Splurge Items
  5. Entertaining Pieces

Head to the Southern Weddings blog to read more about why we chose those five categories, and our favorite pieces within each category that we registered for and recommend!

Friends and family, want the links to our registries? We will be launching our wedding website soon, but in the mean time you can view everything we chose for our registries here: ZolaTarget, and Bed Bath & Beyond.