Mary and Geoff were married at the beautiful Gambrill State Park, just outside Frederick. This wasn’t your typical traditional wedding. Mary wore a short green dress. Geoff changed into a Flying Dog T-shirt minutes after the ceremony. They cooked their own crabs. (Basically, it was super awesome.) Mary and Geoff live Downtown Frederick and wanted to incorporate their love of nature into their day. They invited only their closest friends and family to keep the day intimate. After a sweet ceremony officiated by their friend, they headed to Gambrill’s Tea Room for a crab feast and dancing on the outside deck. Our own editor, MK of Mary Kate McKenna Photography, captured this perfect summer wedding… enjoy!
5 Tips for Your Wedding Registry
Words by Relish Décor | Images by Mary Kate McKenna Photography
You found the “one,” got the ring, and picked a date. Now what? It’s time to start thinking about a wedding registry! By giving gifts, guests can celebrate your marriage and help you to stock your new home. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your bridal registry.
1. Do what you want.
We work with brides of all ages, cultures, hopes and dreams. Your registry should be about who you are and where you want to go in the future. The planning process can be crazy; keep in mind what really matters: you and your fiancé.
2. Timing is everything.
Register six to eight months before your wedding. It may sound early, but your guests will appreciate you taking the guesswork out of gift buying for engagement parties or showers. Many couples also update registries before any parties to make sure that there are plenty of options for guests to work with.
3. Bring the proper support.
Whether your fiancé, your maid of honor, family member, or a whole entourage comes to your registry appointment, make sure they are ready to support your tastes and choices. When in doubt, keep it simple. After all, these gifts are for you!
4. Think long term.
Remember, you are registering not only for the present day, but also for your entire life together. This is the time to ask for china, flatware and linens that will become cherished heirlooms. Just because you live in a tiny apartment right now, doesn’t mean you won’t host family holidays in your future home.
5. Balance your selections.
It’s important to provide a variety of price points for your guests. Aim for at least twice as many gifts as guests, ranging from under $50 up to $300 and above. Your cash-strapped brother and wealthy aunt both need to have options within their budgets.
Relish Décor is a lifestyle boutique known for a stylish selection of tabletop housewares, kitchen furnishings and unique gifts located in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, with a goal to provide a curated selection of merchandise not commonly found in the mainstream retail market. Relish offers a personalized wedding registry experience for couples in store and online at relishdecor.com.