Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mix it Up

You have the ring on your finger, the reception site has been chosen, and you have a band.  You know what that means?  Time to register.
Here are a few tips:
1.  Start online.  Most of the stores can let you start everything online.  This will help you keep your time in the store to a minimum and let you start the fun while you're at home (or at work!)

2.  Choose 2 or 3 stores.  A department store and a speciality store are most common.  Just check out their return policies and online shopping abilities.

3.  Give it some variety.  Add items to your list at a range of price points.  There's no harm in adding things to the list at a higher price point.

4.  Check in.  If you're having a surprise shower then you may want to assign this task to your fiance or mother, but the list will need regular attention.  Items may go on backorder, out of stock, or be discontinued and will need to be replaced or removed.

5.  Have fun!  Plan to go to the stores with you fiance and just have a ball.  Add things to the list that are fun and silly.  Arrange to go on a weekday if possible, things will be less crowded.