6 Tips for Setting Up a Target Wedding Registry

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So you want to start registering for all those great home goods and kitchen gadgets, but have no idea where to start? Target Wedding Registry is high on our list right now! After all, what other wedding registry store has locations in practically every major city AND lets you get everything from towels to pillows to trash cans and dish soap? And the major bonus? The Target wedding registry perks are beating a lot of our former favorties (we won’t name names). Here’s what you need to know:

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The Set-up:

Creating a registry is super-easy. All you need to do is register with your existing Target email address (or create an account if you don’t already have one). Then you need to fill in your event details, such as groom’s name, wedding date and location and shipping address. Moving right on.

The Checklist:

Target again makes registering user-friendly with a handy wedding checklist PDF that you can bookmark or bring with you to the store. You can also shop through their “my checklist” section on your registry website. This interactive checklist allows you to click on a category such as “cookware sets” that directly takes you to your options.

The Categories:

They include everything from flatware to that Nespresso machine you’ve been eyeing and the Dyson V6 vacuum. Plus, luggage sets and a digital camera for your honeymoon. You can shop through the checklist or through the “add items” tab on your registry page where you can shop sections such as “Top Registry Picks,” “Now Trending,” “Gifts Under 50” as well as browse by category.

The Perks:

Bonus Gifts: Who doesn’t love a great free gift? Um, nobody. Which makes the “Bonus Gifts” perk on the Target wedding registry a definite win. A current promotion includes one from Keurig where if you receive a Keurig brewer from your registry, you’ll get 2 free travel mugs. We like the sound of that.

Completion Discount: 15% discount on items from your registry after your wedding day.

The Target Registry App: Easy-to-navigate app that allows you to browse items and add them to your registry, look at your checklist and scan items to your registry in store through camera access through the app.

Returns/Exchanges: Flexible policy that allows returns and exchanges up to a year after your wedding day.

Add from Anywhere:

Target’s registry includes an “Add From Anywhere” feature which works through a bookmarks link on your computer. If there is a product you want, but it’s not available through Target, you can add the product through another retailer’s website. For example, they list Williams Sonoma as a partner, and we were able to successfully add a set of their Encore Cabernet Wine Glasses. You simply add items by clicking the bookmark while on the the product page on the retailer’s website. A widget appears requesting a description of the item, the quantity desired and the product category. Guests can click the view/buy button on your Target registry page and will be redirected to the Williams Sonoma site to purchase directly. Note: Items must be returned or exchanged at the third-party retailer. While a great feature to have, we’re not sure it totally eliminates the need for a second registry. Questions about how it works? Check out their FAQ page.

Group Gifting:

We were excited about this feature, as it allows guests to chip in and contribute to a larger token item as a group through an eGift card. The first guest starts by creating the gift card and indicating a date they want the gift to be delivered. The guest can include a personalized note and photos. Then, he/she can optionally invite friends to chip in by providing their email address and/or phone number. Other guests can then contribute (adding personalized notes/photos) until the monetary need is met. The gift card is then shipped at the requested date with all of the guest’s messages and photos. Though we like the idea of group gift giving, there’s something a bit complicated about this process that’s not as streamlined as it could be. Nevertheless, a nice function other registries don’t offer.

Wondering what would be on our Target wedding registry list? We’ve curated a few of our favorites, below:

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Surya Mack Throw – Light Gray (50″ x 70″), $49.99

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