Gift-Giving: Are Wedding Registries The New Way?

Wedding registries are a relatively new trend in Nigeria, but they are quickly becoming a popular way for couples to receive gifts from their guests. Traditionally, guests bring gifts of their choice to the wedding, but with a wedding registry, couples can create a list of items they want or need, making it easier for guests to choose a gift they know the couple will love.

Wedding registries are a little bit like an online wish list, where guests can go online and buy gifts for the bride and groom. It also gives people an easy way to find out what kind of things they want or need, which makes it easier for everyone involved.

So why would you want to have one? And why should you care? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons!

Pros of a Wedding Registry:

Easier for Guests.

Wedding registries take the guesswork out of gift-giving for guests. They can browse the list of items the couple wants and choose a gift that fits their budget and style.

Avoid Duplicates.

By having a registry, couples can avoid receiving duplicate gifts. This is especially helpful if the couple is moving into a new home together and needs specific items.

Practical Gifts.

Couples can use a wedding registry to ask for practical gifts they may not be able to afford, such as home appliances or furniture.

Convenience and Flexibility.

Many wedding registries offer the option for couples to add or remove items, giving them more flexibility and control over their gift list. Also, retailers now offer online wedding registries, making it easy for guests to purchase gifts from anywhere.

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Cons of a Wedding Registry:


Some guests may feel that a wedding registry takes away from the personal touch of gift-giving.

Limited Options.

If a couple only includes expensive items on their registry, guests with smaller budgets may feel excluded.

Pressure to Buy.

Guests may feel pressured to purchase a gift from the registry, even if they would prefer to choose something else.

No Surprises.

Without a registry, guests have the freedom to choose a gift they think the couple will love, which can be more exciting and memorable.

So, if you’re getting married soon and are considering creating a wedding registry, go for it! Just make sure to include a range of items at different price points to accommodate all guests, and don’t forget to express your gratitude for any gifts received.

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