Thinking About a Wedding Registry? Read This First.

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Thinking about opening a wedding registry? To help explain the etiquette of the practice, we’ve tapped Sara Farah, founder of the bespoke registry service White Almonds, to help guide you through the process seamlessly.

  1. Do set up your registry ahead of time. Complete your registry four to six months before the wedding. This will give guests time to purchase gifts for the big day and allow you to insert our complimentary cards in all languages informing your guests about your registry.
  1. Do keep your registry open after your wedding.We recommend keeping your list open for a month after your wedding, you will be surprised at how many guests simply forget to kindly purchase you a gift.
  1. Do have a wide price range of gifts on your registry. At White Almonds we always offer a tab “Contribute without selecting a specific gift to make the experience more flexible for your guests.   Think about who your guests are and how many you will have coming to your wedding.  Choose individual items rather than complete sets or contributions towards a gift.
  1. Do be careful and watch out for hidden fees and charge backs when looking to register.You will be surprised at how many online websites have hidden costs not only for you, but also transaction charges for your guests.  At White Almonds we value tradition and gracious gifting.  Should your guests be generous enough to gift you something they shouldn’t be charged a transaction fee (no matter what amount) on top of it.  It is not proper and can be regarded as distasteful and crude.
  1. Do look for a dedicated service. Remember not all your guests will be comfortable paying online and may require or seek personal service.   Also think about yourselves, if you need any advise or simply want to speak to a representative without having to go through a call center.  At White Almonds you will be sure to find the highest level of service for you and your guests.
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