The Ideal Wedding Registry Finds by Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Real talk: Weddings are hella stressful. If there was ever a time where who you really are — meaning the good, the bad, and the ugly — will reveal itself, it's during the wedding planning process. And on top of all of the ceremony and reception to-dos, you don't want to overlook building your registry. Well, we have a few helpful tips. First, stick to your guns and build one that you can really make your own. Then, approach the process with your unique personality in mind. Our friends at Wayfair Registry have shared helpful hints for each of the Myers-Briggs personality types. Ready to build the right registry for your type? Click on to learn more.
ESTJ:Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging types, fondly referred to as “Supervisors," have mad organization game and love structure and order. You'll be happiest with a registry where you can track everything in detail. Sort your list by category, and add this Rachel Ray Cucina 10 Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set ($200) to the kitchenware section — ahhh, everything matches. Perfect.
ESTP: The Extraverted, Sensing Thinking, Perceiving person, known as "The Doer," is enthusiastic — but can also get anxious when tasks begin to feel overwhelming. Sound familiar? For your best registry experience, start early and remember that the building process is a marathon, not a sprint. There's no need to get it all done in one day. Put these cheery, affordable Zipcode Design Eleanore Placemat ($17) on your list and cross off one more item.
ESFJ: Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging types are known as "Providers.” If this is you, you're definitely social and a fab entertainer. To prep for the plethora of parties you'll be planning, register for happy hour favorites, serveware, and this party-friendly Fleur de Lis Living Amanda 2.25 Gallon Beverage Dispenser ($71).
ESFP:Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving people are known as "Performers." Born with a keen eye for style and details, ESFPs will love this so-chic, so-quality Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste Deco Dot 12 Piece Dinnerware Set ($172) for all the soirées to come.
ISTJ: Known as “The Inspector,” those classified as Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging types tend to be detail-oriented researchers. Your best bet is to lean into the fact-finding mission, reading reviews and searching for best sellers to round out your list. Use those research skills to find a super-versatile, super-durable kitchen classic like this Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven ($445).
ISTP: If you're a "Craftsman" — AKA an Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving type, then you're both creative and a person of action, so you're beyond ready for that Everly Quinn Pamula Sofa ($1,900) in a statement shade.
ISFJs: Building a registry is a team effort and Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging people earn the moniker of "Nurturer" because they keep their partner's voice top of mind and are *always* willing to compromise. Make sure you add a balance of "want" items from both of your lists, and even some fun items to enjoy together. May we suggest this 11-Piece Cornhole Set ($77)?
ISFP: Known as "The Composers," Introverted, Sensing, Feeling Perceiving types often work as lone wolves. But rather than retreating to solitude to build your list, take advantage of Wayfair’s team of Registry Specialists for an expert's opinion and a little support in choosing fun items like this ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted By Royal Doulton Love Plate 6" 4 Piece Set ($43).
ENTJ: The Extraverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judging types are known as "Commanders” — and if you are one, you'll know you consider registry-building akin to going into combat. So have a battle plan: Take the time to flag your favorite gifts as "most-wanted" items, letting your guests know they are an absolute must, like this Jodhpuri Square Marble Cheese Board ($29).
ENTP: Called "The Visionary," an Extraverted, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving type is a savvy and observant deal finder. If you love making the most of your money, you'll love that Wayfair offers a 10 percent discount post nuptials for all those registry gifts that no guest snapped up, so there's no worry about buying the fun accessories you *really* want, like this Alexandra Ferguson Flirt Happily Ever After Throw Pillow ($135).
ENFJ: Extraverted, Intuition, Feeling, Judging types, known as “Givers,” are natural leaders and solid decision makers. Wayfair recommends that ENFJs take an inventory of items at home to prioritize true need-to-have items so they're ready to make room for those major "want" pieces, like, say this KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer ($460).
ENFP: Warm and sincere? You're probably an Extraverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving type, aka "The Champion.” You're always bringing people together, cheering them on, and saying "thanks." And seeing as how you'll have quite a few "thank you" notes to send out post-wedding, consider registering for stationery or this Highland Dunes Myrasol Writing Desk ($229) to help you get the job done.
INTJ: "The Mastermind” (AKA the Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judging type) knows how to be strategic. Instead of shying away from bigger items, INTJs should check out Wayfair's "Group Gifting" option, which allows guests to contribute a dollar amount to larger items like this World Menagerie Landrum Dining Table by Simmons Casegoods ($500). So. Smart.
INTP: The minds of Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving types are swirling with ideas. To ground them, "The Thinker" type should look for design inspiration and tips. Check out Wayfair's idea database and find just what you've been missing at home, like this Gracie Oaks Lunt Farmhouse Vanity Mirror ($1,135).
INFJ: Always the conscientious ones, INFJs (Introverted, Intuition, Feeling, Judging) are considered "Counselors" due to their ability to be thoughtful and respectful of others. An INFJ registry will have plenty of price points and options in consideration of all budgets. (This Coyuchi Mediterranean 6-Piece Towel Set ($148) is a great start.)
INFP: If you're tied to family values and adore heirloom pieces, chances are good that you're an Introverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving type, known also as “The Idealist.” Seek pieces for your registry that can be personalized or monogrammed to create lasting memories for years to come, like these Cathy's Concepts Vine Monogram Champagne Flute ($34).
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Maggie Fogg is a style-savvy Canadian contributor to Brit & Co. After studying fashion, Maggie worked in the lifestyle industry for several years, but left her role as a Toronto-based marketing director for an indie beauty brand to pursue her passion for travel and style abroad. In the past year, she's visited 22 countries across four continents, as she writes about style and design trends from around the world. Maggie is also an avid runner with a new found love of hiking.