We all know that when it comes to wedding planning, grooms don't always make it to the top of the pecking order. Of course, in theory, it's their wedding, but in reality, they're ranked just below the bride, her parents, his parents, her siblings, his siblings, her BFFs (obviously), and maybe the planner, decorator and caterer!
He's usually the semi-panicked man in the background, juggling emotions on both sides to make sure everything goes okay.
Forget the celebrations, most gifts that you get are either household oriented or something bride-centric and that's exactly why every groom needs to insist on a gift registry, so the couple can get the gifts they both love, instead of a whole lot of jewellery, silver or saris!
Here's why you need a wedding registry:1. You'll actually get what you want:
A gift registry lets the couple create a list of gifts, gift cards, holidays, cash or even charities they love, and share with their wedding guests. Most times, guests have no idea what the couple wants, and it's always harder to pick something for men! So here's your chance to let your loved ones know what's on your wishlist, so they don't wrack their brains and end up gifting something 'safe' like a lamp or silver Ganesha!2. You're helping the world:
We all know that a lot of money is spent every year on wedding gifts, and most of them end up being re-gifted or wasted as the couple rarely wants it. By letting your guests know what you want, you show them the respect of saying that their time, thought and money is valuable and should be spent on something you'll cherish.3. It's a financially sound decision:
Weddings are expensive. Setting up a home or going on a holiday after is even more so. Statistics show 80 percent Indian men go into debt post their wedding. By adding the things you need for your new home to your registry, you save substantial money and your guests have the satisfaction of knowing that their gift gave you precious memories or became a part of your new home!4. You don't have to manage logistics:
Weddings can be hectic affairs and managing your gifts is a serious pain. They get broken, stolen, lost and the works. Plus there is the added headache of carrying everything from the venue to your house and then packing and storing the gifts you don't want. With a registry on Wedding Wishlist, all your gifts get delivered to you post the wedding with a complete list of messages and contributions. You outsource the mundane, and receive the gifts when you are ready to unwrap them!5. It's free to try out:
To top it all, the Wedding Wishlist gift registry is entirely free! So even if you're apprehensive or unsure about creating one, give it a try among your close friends and family. The overwhelming response you receive from your guests, plus the joy you'll feel when you get the gifts you love will make you a true believer.