As I've learned in the past few months, creating a wedding registry is a very fun but slightly strange experience. I've never requested (and now, post-shower, received) so many gifts at one time in my life! Family and friends' generosity will amaze you, and there's a lot to consider when you're compiling your wish list.
Of course different couples will have different priorities and different styles. Websites offer registry checklists to cover the so-called essentials, but no two couples or registries are alike.
My fiance and I have balanced out our style and needs with our guests' convenience by registering at Macy's and through Amazon.com, which also functions as our universal registry. I'm happy to go by gut and not follow the checklists to a tee, but I'm curious what advice real live married folks have!
What was the best part of your registry experience? Do you have any regrets concerning your registry, or simply something you wish you had done differently? Please offer up your advice and insight!
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