When you’re in full wedding planning mode, preparing your wedding gift registry just doesn’t seem as important as the zillion other details that need your undivided attention. I know because happened to me. Five years after my own wedding, I still look at my boring dishes and regret that I didn’t take the time to pick out what I really wanted. I planned my Texas wedding while living in California, so I hastily registered for the basics online at only the stores I knew were in both states. It was important to me that my less web-savvy guests (the ones who didn’t use the word “Google” as a verb) had the option to shop at a real store too. What I discovered was virtually everyone did the ordering online anyway. Some of the guests may have needed some help finding my online registry lists, but the convenience of shopping online was just too attractive.
If only MyRegistry.com existed when I registered for my wedding. Just create an account and add the handy bookmark to your browser, and anything that’s sold online can be added to one centralized wish list. No more managing a list at every website you love! And if you’re suffering from shopper’s block (much more worrisome than writer’s block!), there’s even a gift ideas section to show you what other MyRegistry.com users have added to their list.
So now there really are no excuses for getting mediocre gifts for your wedding (or birthday, or baby shower). Happy hunting!