I have a little confession for y’all: I used to think that buying a wedding gift off of a couple’s registry was boring and impersonal. Not so, friends!! It wasn’t until I got married that I realized just how wonderful registries really are–especially for notoriously picky people (ahem, guilty). Dave and I spent tons of time creating our registries carefully and thoughtfully, and as boxes from our generous loved ones arrived one by one, I realized that the gifts I was MOST excited about were the most practical items we had selected–those things that we could start using in our daily lives right away. It changed my perspective on wedding gifting forever, and I am now proud to be the one to gift a couple their everyday plates, cereal bowls, or drinking glasses!
Along with registering for things that are useful and sensible, choosing where to register is equally important–and there is no shortage of options out there. While you can certainly opt for some out-of-the-box registries, I think there’s something to be said for choosing at least one retailer that your guests will know and trust. The Registry at Kohl’s is a perfect example–their locations are easily accessible to guests all over the country, they carry plenty of beloved brands to choose from, and they have some pretty amazing registry benefits to boot!
Most registry programs offer completion discounts, and Kohl’s is no exception–theirs is 15 percent for three months after your big day. But, what’s more is that your guests will be gifting you double every time they make a purchase from your registry, because with Kohl’s Ever After Rewards, you’ll earn 10 percent back. So that $280 KitchenAid you’ve been dreaming about? Not only will it make you delicious chocolate chip cookies, it’ll also earn you $28 to put toward any remaining items on your registry after the big day. I think this will be especially handy if the majority of your guests think like I used to, and you wind up with plenty of gorgeous cake stands and kitchen gadgets, but not enough silverware!
Kohl’s is well known for their competitive prices and frequent coupons, and as a registrant, you’ll be able to offer a great deal to your loved ones–they’ll send you announcement cards with a special discount (20 percent off of a $100+ purchase) that your mama or maid of honor can easily pop into your bridal shower invitations. From buying a gift to traveling to the venue, the cost of attending a wedding can really add up, so any way you can help cut costs for your guests is a kind gesture of hospitality!
Learn more about The Registry at Kohl’s, including all the details about their extensive benefits, on their website! And I’m curious–if you’re married, do you cherish your super practical wedding gifts most, or are you partial to some of the more precious, once-a-year type of things? I’d love to know!
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