Anyone who has had, thrown, or been invited to a wedding or baby shower knows all too well of the confusion and frustration purchasing from a registry can be.
As the bride or expectant mother, registries are a great way to get exactly what you need for this great new milestone in your life. However, sometimes the way you tell your guests about the registry might not be the best method. Some retailers (I won't name any names) will give you a cute, little 2" x 2" card that has the store information on it, but will have you fill in your information. I was even sent one that had a specific location for the retailer highlighted (of which I just thought was really snooty). Here are some questions that some people don't think about when they create a registry:
- What if you have multiple places you are registered at? Now-a-days, most are aware of the difficult times we find ourselves in and are conscious that not everyone can pay for the precious, fine china that costs an arm and a leg. So, instead, they will choose two different retailers that will meet all their guest's needs.
- What if the retailer doesn't offer registry cards? Yes, there are some retailers that do not find purpose in creating these helpful guides. This just means that your guest will rely on the information either on the invitation or by word of mouth from other guests.
- What if the registry can only be found online? These retailers will go with the computer culture and just expect you to send an email your guests with a link directing them to the site. That might cut off some of your guests since not everyone is computer/internet friendly.
You might just say, "Well, I'll just put the information on the invitation" or "Those who know us best will know how to find our registry". Oh and let's not forget the infamous "If people truly know us, they will find our registry through our names."
To these responses, I remind you that not all guests are alike. Some guests will not remember to take their invitation with them to the retailer, let alone remember your name. It is always best to simplify instead of complicate. Hence, we created the answer to this conundrum.
Custom Registry Cards we've created will help your guests efficiently choose where to go purchase the gift for your special event. It is small enough to be placed into any purse or wallet and contains the names of those registered (Bride, Groom, Mother-to-Be, etc). This includes those great places online. You could even include your direct web address. Here are some great images of some of the cards we have created.
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