If you're a design snob like me, you're sort of picky when it comes to receiving gifts. I always thought wedding registries were cool because you can pre-select everything you want - that way even your farthest away (and, er, ill fashioned) relatives can buy you something awesome. If you need help figuring out what you'll need as young honeymooners visit YumSugar Wedding Registry 101. Then, check out this extensive guide on where to go for what. But if you're looking for style, look no further!
The Neiman Marcus wedding registry is simply divine. This is the place to shop for fine china, barware, silverware, table accessories, fine linens and stylish men's items. You can view their selection before registering, which is key. Register with Neimans and experience one of the finest gift selections, a welcoming environment, and their legendary personal service. To read more about about the benefits of registering at Neimans click here.
They have other helpful wedding services like catering, The Bridal Shop and, if you decide not to register with them, you can create a wedding Wish List if something catches your eye you have to have.
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For the more budget conscious stylista, one of my favorite stores is Crate & Barrel. Register here for colorful appliances, everyday tableware, bedding and bath, home accessories and outdoor goodies - but beware because some items are seasonal so they may not be available in a couple months.
As well, they have a 10% Completion Program where after your event date, you receive a completion certificate and save 10% off any items remaining on your registry.
If you're looking for something a bit more modern, registering with Gump's is a good option. This is where I would shop for modern china, silver, crystal, decorative accents and other home furnishings. Gump's has partnered with the Fab Site WeddingChannel.com and all gifts purchased through Wedding Channel are wrapped and shipped from Gump's San Francisco store. To boot: all gifts are presented in Gump's signature gold-lid box and carry the Gump's guarantee - nice!