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Once you've gotten engaged and set a date, your friends and family will want to start showering you with celebratory gifts—and parties, whenever gatherings become feasible with social distancing top of mind. As a silver lining to quarantine, you now have the time to give some thought to your registry, and how you live with the items, objet, and appliances in your home. While creating a wedding registry used to involve a trip to your local department store and a scanner gun, the internet is chock full of resources to source all you'll need to update your current living space together, or create the look for your newlywed home.
As etiquette goes, your family and friends should be planning engagement parties and bridal showers events for you, but those who'll attend won't come empty handed, or ideally, without sending a gift in advance. Your loved ones, colleagues, and friends will turn to your registry (which you can list on your wedding website), so it's best to get yours together ASAP.
Don't let the idea of a registry overwhelm you; yes, you can register at multiple places and for items in a wide range of price points. And, the process of compiling your wishlist is one of the few wedding planning tasks that grooms prefer to participate in, so you shouldn't have to go it alone. Here, how to curate your registry—and the best products to get you started.