5 Essential Tips for Setting Up a Wayfair Wedding Registry

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When your favorite home decor website launches a wedding registry you a) get super, super excited, and b) hope it’s good. More often than not we’ve seen great stores launch wedding registries that leave a lot to be desired. It’s not just a matter of adding a “register for this” button to a product, it’s about creating a super easy AND fun experience for a couple. Which is why we’ve been super excited to share Wayfair’s wedding registry with you!

I don’t know about you, but we shop at Wayfair.com…A LOT. It’s our version of a dream online department store that still feels super curated despite having pretty much any product you can think of. From cookware to linens, furniture, and rugs, you could easily (and fabulously) decorate your entire apartment or house with your wedding registry.

But if you do decide to create a Wayfair wedding registry, how do you get the most out of it? We review the process, below, and give you our tips on how to set it up (and what not to miss).

Know Where to Start

After you sign-up and fill in your wedding details (like your wedding date, photo, note for guests, and even your wedding hashtag…we love that!), this is most likely the moment where you’ll be like “OK. Where do I start?” What’s great is that Wayfair has suggestions right on your registry landing page. We suggest starting at Registry Essentials, which is a collection of their most popular gifts. We found a ton of great products in this section. Almost too many! LOL.

Adding products from this section was super easy, but one thing to note was when I tried to select a different color for a Le Creuset Dutch Oven, I had to select the name of the color I wanted and the size, which I didn’t know. While I could easily add the featured one on their Registry Essentials page, I would double check what size product or color you’re hoping to get if you do have to make a choice.

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Keep Track of Your Progress

We went on a bit of a spree adding things from the Registry Essentials page, so we were relieved when we saw the “My Checklist” section to keep us on track! It allowed us to see the progress we were making in each category, such as Kitchen, Dining, Bed & Bath, For the Home, and Outdoor. (Since the site is 100% mobile-friendly, this was also super easy to do from our phones.)

We had just started and were already at 26% for the kitchen, which means we were finding a ton of great stuff (a good problem to have)! Time to concentrate on other sections…

Search by Style

From there I went to Browse Products/Curated Collections for some inspiration. They have collections inspired by certain brands (like Birch Lane, All Modern, Joss & Main…even our friends at Style Me Pretty!). We like to entertain, so my first stop was the Dinner Party Picks collection. While they had some awesome picks, nothing was calling my name. So I went to the “Gifts By Style” section, which was SUPER helpful and fun. I’m definitely the “Rustic Home” type but also love the pops of color in the “Bold & Colorful” section, so I found a ton of great accessories to add that fit my style.

Another awesome option for couples (aside from Wayfair’s HUGE selection of products) is that they also offer decor for your wedding day, which you can add to your registry or purchase on your own.

I love that there are also reviews for a lot of the products, which is something I definitely appreciate if I’m deciding between two items. I did find myself a bit lost for a second when I clicked on the reviews and was taken to the regular Wayfair site. The best way to get back to where you are from here is to click the “back” button on your browser vs. the Registry section in the top nav. It would be great if you could read the reviews in the pop-up vs. going to a different section, but I was able to find my way back to keep adding products!

Register for Big-Ticket Items

One thing that really stands out about Wayfair’s wedding registry is your ability to not only register for big-ticket wedding gifts you wouldn’t normally be able to (like that French Door refrigerator you’ve been eyeing or even something completely unexpected but totally awesome like a hot tub) but how easy it is to enable group gifting. Whether it’s $30 or $300, guests can contribute any amount towards a big-ticket item that’s high on your dream wedding registry list. If for some reason the full amount doesn’t end up being contributed towards your group gift, it will work as a credit towards anything else you want to buy.

Get Expert Advice

I went back to my Registry Checklist and I was still making good progress, but needed to start filling out the “For the Home” and “Outdoor” sections. What’s great is that you can just click on the section you need to fill out, and from there you can add by type (like Living Room Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, etc.). Once you select products from within that category, you’ll want to navigate back to the checklist using the breadcrumbs on top. From there I discovered one of my favorite sections on the Wayfair Wedding Registry, the “From Our Editors” section. I love reading people’s recommendations, and features like this “Editor’s Guide to Flatware” is basically me in a nutshell. I will read this stuff ALL DAY. Every post in this section is AWESOME, including Registry 101, What Not to Register For, and Registry Gifts We Still Use and Love.

Make It Easy for Guests

As a guest I also found the gifting process on the Wayfair Wedding Registry super easy. I located the registry, could choose to contribute towards a group gift or add another item to my cart, and then I was taken to an easy checkout page. Your Aunt that is terrible with computers can definitely handle this! We also love that Wayfair’s prices are a great, everyday value…something we appreciate as a guest AND a bride.

Other Wayfair Wedding Registry FAQs worth noting:

  • Gifts shipped directly to the couple are free! If guests are shipping a gift to themselves to give you in person, all orders over $49 ship free.
  • You can use the Wayfair app to add gifts, track gift status and shipment, edit your settings, and more.
  • Registry specialists are on hand to answer any questions you might have about products or how many gifts you need.
  • Existing Wayfair Reward Dollars can be applied to gifts on your wedding registry.
  • You have 90 days to return a wedding gift you don’t love.

Bottom Line:

Wayfair’s wedding registry is definitely on our list of faves. Considering we already shop there all the time, it’s a great way to get a huge selection of products for any room in your house, and they carry some amazing brands we are big fans of. I LOVE their Editor Pick’s (we definitely hope to be included on this one day!), and tools such as the interactive Wedding Checklist are fun and easy to use. And if you already have Wayfair Reward Dollars, the fact that you get to apply them to any remaining registry items leftover on your list is a great perk!

Don’t forget to get your $25 in Wayfair Rewards. Sign up here to create your wedding registry and use the promo code WGM 25.

*To qualify for $25 in Wayfair Rewards, enter your promo code during sign up at Wayfair.com. You’ll receive your Wayfair Rewards once a guest makes a purchase from your registry. Some exclusions apply. Offer may not be combined with another promotion.

 

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