Wedding Registry: The Wants, Needs, and Don’t-Really-Needs

Wedding Registry: The Wants, Needs, and Don’t-Really-Needs

Registering for your wedding is like taking a trip to Target.  You go in all excited with your mind set on a few staple items, and you end up walking away with a thousand random things you thought were cute, but will never use.  While you and your soon-to-be spouse are wandering the aisles, it can be easy to get caught up in the looks and ideas of certain items, rather than the practicality.  You might love the idea of gilded dinnerware, however if you’re planning on using a microwave or dishwasher, the set will most likely never leave the cabinet.  The same goes for every other bundt pan, vase, or china tea set that we convince ourselves we need, and then shove in the back of the cabinet until it’s garage sale season.  In this occasion, other people will be spending their money on you, so it’s important to narrow down what you want, need, and don’t really need.

Here is a printable checklist for your Wedding Registry shopping experience, courtesy of The Yes Girls! :)

what you do and do NOT need to register for


One small note from Heather:
While you certainly don’t need 10 decorative vases, it is nice to get some cute decorations for your home on your registry. After the wedding it is much easier to convince your husband that you need to splurge on a set of knives, verses those Pottery Barn pillows that you loved. ;)

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About Megan Ellis

My love for all things wedding and romance led me to The Yes Girls in 2015, where I was given the opportunity to share my current "swoons" weekly via The Yes Girls' blog. I'm currently going to school for design, in hopes of combining my passions and helping couples convey their love stories in the perfect way!

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