The Registry at Bloomingdale’s provides brides- and grooms-to-be with premier registry planning resources that ensure newlyweds find everything they need for their big day and beyond.By Lenore Cullen Barnes
You’re newly engaged, just set a wedding date, and amid all the joy there’s suddenly a slew of details to address. From color palettes to flowers, venues and menu choices, it’s not surprising you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Registering for gifts is a happy task, but one that entails a lot of decisions. Thanks to technology and streamlined processes, setting up a registry has never been easier.
Bloomingdale’s has long set the standard for wedding registries and is a premier go-to source for wedding gifts. Engaged couples can visit the store’s registry department at 24 locations across the country or take advantage of their online site.
“Setting up a registry is easy,” says Kathy McTigue, director of the Registry at Bloomingdale’s. “You can create a registry without leaving your couch by visiting Bloomingdales.com/wedding-registry and following the prompts to ‘Create a New Registry’.”
McTigue points out that one advantage and “differentiator” of the service Bloomingdale’s provides is that couples are assigned a dedicated registry consultant to guide and assist them through the entire process.
“They are experts on our products and will always be there to help you and your guests to make the registry experience easy and fun,” she notes.
McTigue also advises couples to consider Bloomingdale’s “vast product assortment” beyond home items when registering. “We have an incredible array of fashion, accessories, jewelry and beauty offerings, ensuring that a new couple can find everything they need for their big day and beyond.”
McTigue also urges the newly engaged to register early and think beyond the present; ideally, what you register for now you will use for years, even decades into the future. “Many couples forget that a lot of their guests like to send engagement gifts,” says McTigue. “Registering as early as possible will ensure that you get the items you love. Another thing to keep in mind is making sure you have items across all price points for your guests to choose from. When registering, start by thinking of your lifestyle as a couple and consider what you will need in the future, not just for right now. Many of our couples forget that eventually they might be hosting a holiday dinner or moving to a bigger home.”
The bottom line, of course, is that couples can select whatever they like and whatever suits their lifestyle. McTigue and other registry advisors just counsel engaged couples to consider the evolution of their life together and how what they use might change. McTigue makes some recommendations for choices that will stand the test of time.
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“Register for china even if you don’t see yourself hosting a fancy dinner party any time soon. China is more durable than most inexpensive dinnerware.”
“Drinks taste better when you are sipping them from fine crystal. We have a variety of options to fit your style and your guests’ price point.”
“A good set of knives will make your life so much easier in the kitchen. Many of our stores even offer knife skills classes to help you learn how to use them.”
“The average person spends one third of his/her life in bed, so you can’t go wrong investing in quality bedding. Make your bedroom your favorite room in your home.”