As a soon-to-be bride and former wedding guest to at least 10 weddings in the last year, I feel l have a pretty good on navigating the gift registry. Over the years, rules and trends have changed, and our friends at Zola are helping us share the new guidelines when selecting a gift for the happy couple.
Some rules have remained the same like not going off the registry and not bringing gifts to the wedding. Other rules have changed with more couples asking for experiences (like a honeymoon fund) rather than tangible gifts.
New Rules of the Gift Registry
Tip: Add a unique touch such as a monogram with the couple’s initials.
How Much to Give
Tip: First off, stay within your budget but try to spending according to your relations with the couple.
When to Give
Tip: Send your gift ahead of the wedding to allow the soon-to-be newlyweds time to send a thank you!
Tip: Honeymoon funds and experiences are becoming more and more popular with modern couples.