TBH, the wedding registry process can be a stressful one, and chances are you already have a toaster oven and you really don’t need/want three more. Luckily, Wayfair’s new registry service is here to help couples get what they actually need to create their dream home. And with their years of selling home goods, they’ve learned a lot about what couples-to-be are registering for and what the latest trends in gift-giving are. Scroll on for a few insider secrets into what you should actually register for, and then start your own registry today!
Since over 80 percent of couples live together before their big wedding day, there’s been a huge change in what newlyweds put on their wish list. They already have towels and basic kitchen utensils and a smoothie blender. Wayfair noticed that now couples are registering for more sophisticated pieces such as Starbucks-worthy coffee machines, professional grade cookware, and even larger items like hot tubs, poker tables, couches, and baby cribs for those with exciting future plans.
So how does one exactly go about adding a hot tub to their wedding registry? Don’t worry; Wayfair Registry makes it easy for couples to add bigger items to their wish lists. With “Group Gifting,” couples no longer have to feel embarrassed about the price tag if they want to add bigger things to their registry. Plus, wedding guests have the option to contribute a specific dollar amount toward larger pieces so they can still afford to actually attend your big day.
If you already have the basics and want to take advantage of Group Gifting, Wayfair Registry editor Olivia Rassow suggests that you, “Consider upgrades that can have a real impact on your day-to-day, like a top-of-the line vacuum cleaner, a plush, new mattress, or furniture that’s just your style. Mirrors, bookshelves, benches, rugs, and lamps are smart options that can be used throughout the home.” Some of the most popular items couples are adding to their registries are KitchenAid mixers, Kate Spade Wine Glasses, a tufted Chesterfield Sofa, and less-necessary gadgets like avocado slicers, milk foamers, and creme brûlée torches. Curious about more popular registry picks? Check them all out here.
Another trend that surfaced through Wayfair Registry is that many couples are living that #smallspace life, so they want a more casual, simplified style. In fact, some of the most returned products are formal items like dining linens, specialty serveware, and the once-coveted crystal stemware. Rassow suggests that if space is limited, register for pieces that have more than one purpose: “A pedestal cake stand works well as a cheese platter, and a large serving tray can corral items on your coffee table or dresser when not in use.” Ready to start making your wish list? Head on over to Wayfair Registry to sign up or get more information.
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