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Registering? You Need to Ask These 5 Questions!
August 1, 2016
When it comes to registering for the Big Day, turning that house into a home is key.  Which is why we've teamed up with our faves at The Registry at Bloomingdale's for an FAQ sesh that will get you moving in the right direction.  From the when to the where to the how much, we've got you totally covered.  See our tips below and don't forget the fine china. (Yes, you need it.)

WHEN SHOULD I START TO CREATE MY REGISTRY?


Grab those scanners and start registering EARLY, loves... Whether that's right after saying "Yes!" to the one you love, or a few months later, you'll want those details finalized for every celebration on your agenda. Which means contacting your Personal Registry Consultant at least six months before the Big Day, so your guests can conveniently purchase items for that engagement bash, bachelorette party and bridal shower (among others).

SHOULD I REGISTER ONLINE OR IN-STORE?


The short answer?  Both.  Registering online is sooo simple and sooo easy, so it makes total sense to start your registry from the comfort of your very own home.  We suggest setting everything up while relaxing in your yoga pants, then scheduling a time to meet with your Personal Consultant at The Registry at Bloomingdale's to spend a fun-filled day perusing the goodies.  Once you've added everything you'll need in-store, you can continue to manage and add items from anywhere in the world with the Big Brown Mobile App.  That's what we call convenience.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I REGISTER FOR?


Cultivating the perfect registry?  Research is sooo important.  Which means sitting down with your Personal Consultant and really figuring out what you need now AND in the future.  Think entertaining must-haves, luxe bedding, kid-friendly place settings and even extra glassware for those slip-ups in the kitchen. And that aforementioned fine china?  You'll most definitely want to show off those gorgeous patterns during holidays and all of those future celebrations.  Plus, don't be afraid to add those big ticket items for group purchases.  Remember, having extra items on your registry isn't a bad thing - you can always pick up those must-haves for yourself later.  (Hint: The Registry at Bloomingdale's has an amazing 10% - 20% off Completion Offer.)

HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I ADVERTISE MY WEDDING REGISTRY TO MY GUESTS?


Technology? It's our friend.  And gorgeous wedding websites are THE perfect place to share your registry info with your nearest and dearest... for every party on your agenda.  Not the wedsite type of couple? Then it's time to go old school and spread the word via the ones you love with a few intricately placed phone calls. Just avoid the ultimate faux-pas and leave the info off your invites... trust us on this one.

WHEN DO I SEND THANK YOU'S TO MY GUESTS?


Four words: as soon as possible.  Your guests are helping you and yours start an amazing new life together... thanking them immediately is a necessity. Helpful tip? The Registry at Bloomingdale's has a fab Thank You Card Manager, which tracks your gifts and the senders, making the entire process seriously easy.
So now that you know all there is to know about registering for your Big Day, it's time to turn to the place that makes it all so very, very awesome... and very, very easy.  Yep, I'm talking The Registry at Bloomingdale's, one of our fave places on earth that also happens to make registering one of the best parts of your entire wedding.  Think crazy cool products, exclusive savings, bridal events, honeymoon packages and a 10% - 20% off Completion Offer that is sooo amazing.  They even have fab time saving tools, like a Wedding Checklist, a Thank You Manager and the Big Brown Mobile App.  They'll help you build that dream home one step at a time and, well... we love them for that.

Contact The Registry at Bloomingdale's TODAY to speak with a Personal Registry Consultant. And don't forget that if you open a qualifying registry in August, you'll receive a Michael Aram set of 4 demitasse cups and saucers, a retail value of $200!

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Registry Picks Board 2: 1. Fringe Good Morning Sunshine Mug 2. Fringe Water Studies Small Lacquer Tray 3. Vera Wang Painted Stripe Sheet Set 4. Cuisinart 14-Cup Coffee Maker 5. Shiraleah Biscayne Diamond Embroidered Decorative Pillow 6. Smeg 2-Slice Toaster 7. Liberty Flowers Watering Can