Getting married and having a baby can both be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time doing either. Registries are a genius invention to take advantage of that will give you a head start.
Chances are, if you’ve never done this before, you probably don’t know where to start. Both wedding and baby shower registries have come a long way over the years, and there are some that exist you probably never heard of.
To get in the know, use our ideas for different types of wedding and baby shower registries to get all the best loot for either getting hitched or giving birth.
Whatever you want: Register practically anything you want, not just china and linen sets, using SimpleRegistry.com.
Honeymoon Registry: Would you rather have an amazing honeymoon instead of a fully stocked kitchen? You can register honeymoon activities like hotel stays, dining out, tours, lessons, and much more with a honeymoon registry.
Wine Registry: If you’re a wino who doesn’t have the money to actually have multiple bottles of wine stored for future consumption, you can register for nice bottles of wine you wouldn’t normally purchase to be saved for special occasions.
There aren’t too many themed baby registries or different types, but knowing what you should and shouldn’t register for will be a huge help in the long run.
What you should register for – Essentials, including outfits, pajamas, socks, booties, hats, crib or cradle, mattress, sheets, baby wipes, diaper cream, diapers, bottles and nipples, bibs, baby thermometer, car seat, diaper bag and stroller. Check out The Bump’s complete baby essentials checklist.
What you should not register for – Some things you should skip that either aren’t necessary and probably won’t be used or are better suited to buy yourself are wipes warmers, blankets, changing tables, bassinet and baby shoes.
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