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Wedding Tips~ India and the Wedding Registry

posted Sep 15, 2015, 11:37 PM by Wedding Tales Wedding Planners   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:26 AM ]

For too long, we as a society have played passing the parcel with that ugly tea set gifted to somebody’s great grandmother at her wedding. It is still unopened, just wrapped and re-wrapped for generations and passed on in the hopes that
​someday ​someone​ ​will use it.

This is why we need a Wedding Registry. Wedding Tales is a strong advocator of the Wedding ​Registry concept. Gone are the days of tea sets, cuckoo clocks and casseroles. We have our coffee/tea on the go in disposable cups, we have our phones for the time and casseroles belong ​to the 1950’s.

A wedding registry is a list of things that the couple want, where they are available and how much they cost. Ideally a couple would tie up with one or more stores and place things on hold under their name. Then this list is either sent out to friends and family or put up on their wedding website. After that you just have to pick and choose what you want to gift them or what falls in your budget. A group of people can pool in to buy a gift from this list too.

We live in a time where we are spoilt for choice when it comes to decorating our homes and newly married couples enjoy this process the most. ​It’s a beautiful thing to be ​a ​part of someone’s home knowing​ that they love the gift you got them.

The store​​ a couple ties up ​with, ​can be anything from a furniture & home décor store to an appliance store​, f​rom a cookware store to a hardware store. There is NO limit to what you can put on this list. One of our clients had put their honeymoon on the list. All of their parents friends pooled in and bought it for them. See this can be fun !!

Here’s how a wedding registry helps both the gifter as well as the giftee:
  • Makes the gifter​'s​ life easier. This is the answer to the age old question “What should I get them?”
  • The giftee need n​o​t worry about “How do we get rid of this gift that we have NO use for?”
  • A group of friends can pool in to buy that bar unit that’s on the list. ​Or the big ticket items can be bought by a group of people. It’s a win-win for everyone.
There are two ways of going about a registry. Either you can approach a website that will have a few stores on board and you can choose from their inventory or you can approach some boutique stores that will be happy to keep pieces on hold for you.

Our favorite boutique home décor store that we are currently lusting after is ​'​Mulberry Home​ ​Décor​'​. They have the cutest, chicest and prettiest home accessories, furniture and furnishings. They have two stores: one in Hyderabad and one here in our very own Bangalore.

Check out their stuff at Mulberry Home Decor