The 5 Golden Rules of Wedding Registries

With the summer sun blasting and holidays in the air, it truly is the season to be wed. We live and breathe the world’s best kitchen and home tools and offer an online gift and wedding registry so friends and family can easily spoil brides, grooms and other lucky people with the world’s best kitchen gear. Sound good? Take our wedding registry tour.

We have a few golden rules which we hope will come in handy for you or a friend one day:

1. Choose items that will still roast your toast in years to come

Many of the kitchen tools you choose will last a lifetime, so be sure to choose items, colours and styles with longevity that will still appeal to you in the future.

2. Match your personality to your selection

Whether you’re all about lazy afternoon braais or intricate icing, listen to your heart and stick with gifts that are quintessentially you. Include a few fun, complementary items. Guests love to buy gifts that have a bit of meaning behind them: if you’re getting married add his and hers aprons; if you’re a juice fan add a blender and a juices and smoothies recipe book; or add Nigella’s “how to be a domestic goddess” if you’re making your first foray into the kitchen.

3. Add individual items to make up coordinating collections

If you are starting out, think about using your registry to build coordinating collections of cookware, utensils, knives and glasses.

4. Make sure there is something for everyone

Make sure you have plenty of items on your registry to suit all your guests’ tastes and pockets.

5. Don’t be shy to include bigger items

A registry is the perfect opportunity to ask for those slightly bigger items you’ve always wanted. Include these on your registry and give friends and family the opportunity to club together and give you something really special.

One of the brides who currently has a registry with us sent us her invite – we particularly love the knife and fork and the hue of the ribbon – in which she included our cookie cutter shaped registry insert (letting guests know about her Yuppiechef registry).

We are standing by to make wedding gifting easy (check out some wedding gift ideas) so give us a shout on 021 7024969 to find out more or get snapping and set up an online wedding registry with us in minutes.

Bye for now.