October 25, 2008

All up in the mix

Completing your bridal registry can be a fun & exciting time! I mean what other time do you get to select things that you want others to purchase for you? It use to be so entertaining for me to watch newly engaged couples come in to Target{I was an Executive w/Target for 7 years} and start their registry shopping. The bride-to-be would go straight for the home/housewares selections, while the groom-to-be would head to sporting goods & electronics. I mean who does not get scanner happy when you have all that power in your hands??

Here are are a few rules to thumb to remember as you register for your wedding:
  1. Only Register for things that you really want & need!
  2. Never register for items that are on clearance. - Your guest will not have a good chance at finding them when they are ready to purchase.
  3. Try not to register any earlier than 6-8 weeks prior to the start of your showers, leading up to the ceremony. This will eliminate items going clearance & you will have a easier chance at returning them even with a gift receipt, since the average receipt history is 30-90 days from the date of purchase.
  4. However, if you are a bride that will have multiple showers, its an option to create multiple gift registries depending all on the dates.
  5. If you register for seasonal items....remember they are just that..seasonal & could possibly not be available.

One of the most popular items on any couples registry is a Mixer!

There are so many varieties in this popular small appliance, but of course the most popular is the Kitchen Aid. If you are an avid baker/cook, then yes I would register for what I call the "Cadillac of Mixers" However, if you are not a true cook, take a look at a few other options.

Sunbeam 250 watt 6 speed- Sleek hand mixer
KitchenAid Pink 7-Speed, 200w hand mixer. $8 of the cost will be donated to Susan G. Komen Oster 6speed Hand Mixer w/additional attachments Hamilton Beach Eclectrics Stand Mixer
KitchenAid 4.5-qt. 300w/ Ultra Power Stand Mixer - Empire Red -"Cadillac CTS"
KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer 325 watts and 10 speeds -"Cadillac DTS"

So many mixers & so many decisions, just remember to only register for what you think you will really use and remember the power of the scanner is all in your hands!!!

Photo Credits: Target.com

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