Building a wedding registry is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. It’s a great bonding experience with your intended, and let’s be honest, it’s pretty exciting to pick out tons of new stuff. But it’s also easy to get carried away. Some people — those who aren’t planning a wedding, in my experience! — feel that you should register for as much as possible, to give your guests plenty of options and ensure you don’t run out of registry items. I received that advice from several well-meaning relatives, and did end up adding a bit to my registry — and wished I hadn’t! Not only did I receive a few superfluous items, I also ended up with incomplete sets of the things I really needed. So when you venture into Pottery Barn, registry gun (or mouse) in hand, channel your savvy side and show some restraint; you won’t regret it.
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