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Wedding Registries Made Easy

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It’s probably no surprise to learn that the holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged—second only to Valentine’s Day. If you put a ring on it during the last few weeks of 2023, you’ll be starting the new year in wedding planning mode, and that means creating a registry to let friends and family fete this big life milestone. If this thought makes you feel instantly overwhelmed, don’t worry—the process of building a registry doesn’t have to be complicated. With help from Amazon Wedding Registry, you’ll be registered in no time.

Ready to start your registry?

Here are four things to consider as you start your wedding registry.

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Opt for an online registry

Once upon a time you had to make an in-store appointment to create your registry, and then your guests had to go into the store, ask to see your list and select a gift from the items no one had purchased yet. There’s no need for all that now. With Amazon Wedding Registry, you can easily make all of your gift picks from the comfort of home (where you can debate china patterns in private, in your pyjamas if you like). It’s easier for your guests, too; with just a few clicks, your gift will be en route. This is especially helpful for people who can’t make it to your engagement party, bridal shower or wedding—they can select a present and have it shipped fast and free right to your door. “We had quite a few loved ones overseas who couldn’t come to our wedding but wanted to send a gift,” says Sarah Millette, who got married last June. “Because of this, it made the most sense for us to register online, to make things easy on everyone.”

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Start right away—but not necessarily all at once

It’s tempting to put off creating a registry until closer to your event dates, but then you may find yourself panic-registering amid too many other wedding to-dos. Soon after getting engaged, spend a few minutes setting up your Amazon Wedding Registry and selecting items you really need (or love!) as you go. “I kept a list in my phone as my husband, Mike, and I thought of items we could add, but I definitely walked through the house room by room on multiple occasions as I tried to think of ideas,” says Kailee Rembosz, who got married this past September. “We also used our registry as an opportunity to upgrade a few things we already had to nicer or more keepsake-type options.” If you add a couple of items every few days, you’ll find you’ve populated your list in no time. You can then review closer to your shower or wedding date and make any adjustments as needed.

Set up your Amazon Registry in just a few minutes

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Choose gifts across different price points

Giving friends and family gift options in a range of price points means there will be something for every budget. “It was very important to me that we included a wide range of price points so no one felt like an expensive gift was necessary,” says Rembosz. “Our range went from a cocktail muddler for $8.99 to a ceiling fan for $235.” Not sure how to map out price points? Amazon Wedding Registry’s Gift Advisor can help you determine the number of items to register for in different price brackets, depending on your guest count.

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Think outside the (gift) box

When you think of a wedding registry, your mind probably automatically goes to housewares, but many couples add unconventional items they’ll enjoy in other areas of their lives, too. Sporting equipment, items for pets, board games, subscription services and more are all great ideas for expanding beyond the home. Millette and her now-husband, Jay, registered for camping gear. “We love taking camping trips in the summer and fall, but our tent and a few other essentials weren’t in the best shape. A group of our friends ended up going in together on a whole camping-themed gift.” Amazon Wedding Registry has millions of items to choose from for every facet of life, so you have everything you need to create a registry as original as you are.

For the home blowout pro: GHD Hair Styler

ghd = Good Hair Day, achieved with this snag-free flat iron with the unique wishbone-shape hinge.

For couples with a sweet tooth: Ninja Creami

This compact ice cream maker creates frozen treats in just a few minutes, no churning required.

$250.00

For coffee lovers in small places: Breville Bambino Espresso Machine

The Bambino delivers big coffee-shop grade flavour with a small counter footprint.

$360.00

For eco-conscious bakers: Amazon Basics Bake Mats

Cut down on parchment paper waste (and cookie sheets scrubbing) with these non-stick silicone tray liners.

$32.21

For tidy types: Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Vacuum

Quick clean ups of pet hair and dust bunnies are easy with this cordless powerful vacuum, which has illumination to reveal invisible dust.

$999.00

For on-the-go gourmands: Lifewit Large Insulated Lunch Bag Cooler Tote

Whether you’re camping, picnicking, or just bringing lunch to work, cold food stays cold and warm food stays warm in this leak-proof soft cooler.

$32.00

For Sundays-in-bed fans: Bare Home Sheet Sets

With 36 colours, these ultra-soft microfiber sheets will look as good as they feel.

$63.00

For soup lovers: NutriBullet Immersion Blender

Bring the blending to your soup instead your soup to the blender with this handheld device, which also features a whisk attachment for fluffy eggs, whipped cream and more.

$40.00

Prices were accurate when the article was first published.

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