Skip the Registry When Buying Wedding Gifts

January 21 2016

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If you are going to be celebrating a loved one's wedding in the near future, you might have been perusing the couple's registry to look for the perfect gift. Although a wedding registry is certainly a helpful tool, however, there are benefits to buying a gift for the couple without going off of the registry. These are a few benefits to consider.

Keep Financial Matters Private

When you buy a gift off of a wedding registry, everyone knows exactly how much you spent on your gift. This might not seem like a big deal to many, but it can feel like a violation of privacy for others.

For example, if you are on a tight budget, you probably still want to attend the wedding and purchase the couple a nice gift to celebrate their marriage. However, you might not want everyone to know that you are on a tight budget and that you purchased the most affordable gift on the registry, or you might not be able to afford anything on the registry at all. It is truly the thought that counts, and buying your own gift can help you stay within your budget while celebrating the couple's big day. Plus, if you are good at shopping the sales, using coupons and otherwise getting good deals, you might be able to buy the couple a nicer gift while spending what you can afford.

On the other hand, if you have a little bit more to spend, you might not feel comfortable with everyone knowing just how much you spent to purchase the marrying couple the perfect gift. By buying your own gift elsewhere, you can preserve your privacy in this situation and can still splurge on your loved ones for their big day.

Make the Gift More Personal

Although registries can be nice, there is really nothing personal about just picking something off of a list and purchasing it. If you pick your own gift, however, you can give something unique and personal to the couple. Then, you'll have the time to hand-select something that you know that they will love and use rather than gifting something that is just like what everyone else is giving.

Ensure Your Gift is Unique

Even though there are precautions in place to help prevent people from purchasing repeat gifts on gift registries, this is still something that can happen. For example, someone might buy the same item from another store and never update the registry, or someone might buy in-store without mentioning that they are buying for someone who is getting married. These types of errors are more common than you might think, and the last thing that you probably want to do is buy the marrying couple of a gift that someone else has already purchased for them.

Avoid Availability Issues

If the wedding registry is at a store that is not local to you, and if you don't like shopping online or don't have time to buy a gift online and wait for it to arrive before the wedding, then you might be wondering what to do. This is another situation in which it's nice to be able to shop in a local store without worrying about the wedding registry.

As you can see, there are many reasons to shop for a soon-to-be married couple's wedding gift without shopping off of the registry. If you are looking for great home goods and other potential gifts, contact us at Curate Gifts to see our higher-end products; they are perfect for any wedding gift and are sure to be well-received, even though they aren't listed on the registry.