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REAL REGISTRY ADVICE

For more than 60 years we’ve helped couples create their dream registries. Whether you’re the type who wants to stick to essentials or the couple that’s already signed up for 12 place setting of everything, we’ve seen every style. Here are the tips, advice and recommendations that a few real registrants wish they knew when they were making their selections.

 

 

UPGRADE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE

UPGRADE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE

Don’t forget about things you can upgrade.
I didn’t realize what it was like to have
really good knives until someone gave us a
cutlery set we registered for. Now we have
these super sharp Shun knives and it’s
amazing what a difference it makes! I feel
silly getting that excited about knives, but
it’s been pretty glorious.


–Nathan, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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FOCUS ON FOREVER PIECES

FOCUS ON FOREVER PIECES

Give everything a lot of thought and really look for quality pieces. It’s just nice to have good products that you know you’re going to use for a really long time. You’re not getting something cheap that you’re going to have to replace soon, you’re looking for something that will last forever.

–Kelly, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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LET YOUR STYLE SHINE THROUGH

LET YOUR STYLE SHINE THORUGH

For me it was about choosing things with a pop of color. We registered for things that would really catch the eye.

–Yohannes, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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DON’T FOLLOW MOM’S ADVICE

DON’T FOLLOW MOM’S ADVICE

Getting married and registering is different for us than it was for our parents’ generation. We already lived together, we had all of the essentials, so we just wanted to register for timeless, classic things that would stay with us for the rest of our lives.

–Charlie, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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CONSIDER PRICE

CONSIDER PRICE

Don’t hold back! We were gifted everything that we wanted. We were utterly amazed by the generosity. We were able to recommend a range of products with a wide price range so that people felt like they had options.

–Anastasia, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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THINK ABOUT REPLACEMENTS

THINK ABOUT REPLACEMENTS

We thought a lot about what we wanted to replace, rather than things we wanted to add to our space. Make sure you choose items that you won't get tired of and that you know are well made and will last for years.

–Martha, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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COME SEE IT IN STORE

COME SEE IT IN STORE

We registered for a lot online, but I think going to the store in person was helpful. I like to be able to pick things up and see them in person, it can really help you decide what size or color you want.

–Marty, Williams Sonoma Registrant

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