Ways of Building a Delightful Bridal Registry at Target

Whether you’re creating a Target bridal registry or a fancy registry at Nordstrom’s or Waterford Crystal, the same rules apply. You need a variety of gifts, a range of price points and some standard items that are an absolute must.

Keep reading for answers to some of your sticky Target bridal registry etiquette questions, along with some basic rules that will keep you and your guests happy.

How do I know how much to register for?

Typically, you should sign up for more than you might normally think. Yes, it will feel presumptuous, but you’ll often find that as the wedding approaches, guests will appreciate the extra choices and options. Most etiquette experts recommend calculating the number of gifts based on the number of guests at both your wedding and shower (or showers).

The best way to approach it, though, is to only choose items that you will love, use and cherish. Guests would rather give you cash than buy something you’ll never touch.

Should Target be my only registry?

Just having a single registry at Target will certainly make your life simple, but you might also find that they don’t have the full selection you’re looking for. Many brides will register at a store like Target for everyday items and then a more expensive merchant for items like fine china or stemware.

Can I have too many inexpensive items on my registry?

It is. The basic rule of thumb is to give guests a range of options. You want a sprinkling of high-end, expensive items and then an equal number of mid- and low-priced options. Having a few higher-end items on your registry allows close people like your grandparents or parents to buy a larger gift.

That said, inexpensive items are an essential part of a registry and make a great pool for shower gifts. When you do pick lower-priced items, be sure to choose gifts that people will actually want to give.

When do I send my cards of thanks?

Thank you cards can start going out as soon as gifts are received. In fact, writing your thank you cards in small batches will help you get a handle on a major time task and help keep track of who gave what gift.

Etiquette dictates that you have up to a year to finish writing and sending your thank you notes, but ideally you should do it sooner rather than later.

How do I let guests know that I’m registered at Target?

The most important rule is to never include the information with your paper invitations – it’s considered to be in poor taste. Instead, you can include a link to your Target bridal registry on your wedding website or simply rely on your maid-of-honor, best man and parents to spread the word.

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