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From “I Will” to “I Do”: Bridal Registry for the Busy Bride

(ARA) - Congratulations -- you’ve just said “yes” to the love of your life and a happy future awaits you -- at least it will once the wedding is planned! Once reality sets in, the task of planning your wedding can be a little overwhelming. Registering for your wedding gifts can be one of the most exciting things on your “to do” list, but making the right choices on everything from dinnerware to bed linens can also be daunting. Christiane Robinett, Pier 1 spokesperson and recent newlywed, is here to offer some tips on making the process a little easier and a whole lot more fun!

A “Site” For Sore Eyes

“I recommend registering as soon as you become engaged,” says Robinett. “An easy way to do this is to register online.” Registering online is a great time-saving tool for both you and gift-buyers, particularly those loved ones who are too far away to attend various celebrations in person. “You can shop and register for everything online at Your guests then have the option to view your registry online or visit a local store,” says Robinett. “Once registered, you can check back and add new items as often as you like. Your registry will remain active for two years after your event so guests can continue to purchase items for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc.,” Robinett explains.

Streamline the Process

Don’t register at too many places -- this not only confuses guests but it’s also hard for you to manage. Choose a couple of key places that are convenient to everyone. Robinett says, “With over 1,000 locations in North America, there’s bound to be a Pier 1 near every 2nd cousin and Dad’s old fraternity brother who’s invited to the wedding.”

Personalize Your Registry

In addition to registering for traditional registry items, be creative and add your own personal touch to your registry. Your guests will appreciate being given a wide variety of items to purchase. “In fact, I’ve found that guys don’t mind shopping as much when they like what they’re shopping for,” says Robinett. “My husband decided to register for a desk and a rug for his home office. Several friends went in on it and bought it as a shower gift!”
Seeing Dollar Signs

To accommodate a range of budgets -- register for items with a variety of price points. Accents like candles, silk flowers, lamps and picture frames can be great as add-ons or solo purchases. If your registry runs out of items at a certain price point, consider adding more. “Registering for gifts in different price ranges is the polite thing to do,” explains Robinett.

Let the Shopping Begin!

Now that you can check your registry off your “to do” list, you can move on to other things. When that wedding stress starts to get to you, stop by your local
Pier 1 and look at all the items you’ve selected for your fairy tale ending.

So, from your very own personalized registry to your beloved partner, may you live happily ever after!

Courtesy of ARA Content

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