Everyone knows what the most fun part of wedding planning is— creating your gift registry! I mean, who wouldn’t love strolling the aisles with babe, scan gun in hand, building the foundation for your new lives together? It truly is an unforgettable memory! One of the first items on your ‘Newly Engaged’ checklist should be establishing your wedding registry. Contrary to what you might hear from traditional wedding websites, we recommend starting your registry at the beginning of your planning journey. This allows plenty of time for additions and adjustments to be made over the next few months and keeps the stress of completing your registry at bay.
Make sure to choose two to three locations to register at that are accessible and convenient for all of your guests, no matter where they are traveling from. Choose a variety of item price points – low, medium and high – so there are plenty of options for your loved ones to choose from. One location we always recommend is the Nebraska Furniture Mart. So when they invited us to feature their registry app, we had to go check it out! Take the app in-store to scan the barcode of any item that catches your eye. (I see you checking out all of that home decor, babe! And I am here for it )
NFM makes sure your list is convenient for all your friends and family by creating a custom URL that you can display on your wedding website for easy click and shop action.
And we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet…You don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch to build your wedding registry! (Wine + Couch + Gift Registering….Is this heaven?!) Since Nebraska Furniture Mart has made it so easy to start your wedding registry, We thought we’d help kick off your list-making with our Top 5 Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry.
Ok, this item seems like an obvious. But for real! Put this one on your list! One of the best features of NFM’s registry is the option for guests to gift funds towards any of your items. So if Aunt Susan wants to gift a portion of the vacuum to you, she can! But don’t worry, even if you decide to go with quality yet more achievable priced vacuum like this one, you can still make use of that gift! Any of your gifted funds will accrue on your registry to spend as you see fit.
Do yourself a favor and get you one of these! Your wedding registry is the perfect time to start transitioning your home to genius. I’ve tried and tested so much of the smart home tech on the market, and (even as an Apple user), the Google Home system is my favorite. From doorbells to thermostats, Christmas lights to cameras to checking on your fur babies throughout the day, this hub can control them all! Well, almost all— “OK Google, cook dinner for me” crickets.
Is there anything better than waking up on a weekend with your newly-wed love, relaxing and enjoying breakfast together? Prepare a full chef’s spread – eggs, bacon and amazingly perfect Belgian waffles. (Let me suggest plenty of syrup and sliced strawberries to enjoy them with!
Since Google Home can’t cook us dinner, we’ve found the next best thing. This is the kitchen appliance to end all kitchen appliances. Trust us when we say, married life gets BUSY. And oftentimes, neither one of you will feel like cooking. The Ninja Foodi is the answer – meal prep larger quantities at a time for easy weekday lunches, one-pot meals pressure cooked in under 20 minutes, and an air fryer for those chicken tenders and fries when it’s really been a long day.
This last one might be my favorite of them all. Is there anything better than a freshly cleaned, bright white towel? big sniff These are a staple, even in my tiny home! Your newlywed status is the perfect time for out with the old towels and in with the new. We’d say to start with at least three sets: one for personal use, one for guests, and one for spare.
We wouldn’t be the Lovelies if we didn’t have at least one coffee maker on this list, right?! The best space-saving and convenient option we’ve found is this Mini Single Serve Keurig. Perfect for your on-to-go lifestyle. For those of y’all like us who need AT LEAST a half a pot in the morning, and love the option for lattes and iced coffees, you need the Ninja Coffee Bar. Be your own barista with this do-it-all coffee maker: lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos and more! Froth your own hot & cold milk with the flip-out milk frother. Make single cups to full pots of coffee, no single-use pods required! I’ve used mine daily for the last two years and it has been a dream.
And those are our top five must-have items to add to your registry list! We had so much fun at the Nebraska Furniture Mart registry event and thank them for sponsoring today’s post! After you’ve got your registry started, check out How to Start the Wedding Planning Process! Still, have questions and not sure who to ask? Hey-Oh! We love to share our knowledge and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re already married, what are some of your favorite things that you registered for?! If you’re engaged, what are some items you have your eye on? Tell us in the comments below!
*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own and I only share about brands I love!