Although wedding registries aren’t well known yet in Sri Lanka, they are an absolute courtesy for wedding guests because they take the guesswork out of gift giving. Consider it a time saving tool for guests to gift the couple something that they need and truly want. A wedding registry is a curated list of gifts that a couple has selected ahead of their wedding. Most stores offer a complimentary registry service that allows couples to have a list of items from which the guests can choose. The items that have been bought by guests will be marked as purchased by the store and will save you from getting fifteen toasters and twenty rice cookers.
It is a good idea to have a list that has 3-4 options per guest. This may feel excessive but keep in mind that not every gift on your registry will be purchased. Be mindful that every guest will have a different budget and have a mix of both inexpensive and high end items. The last thing you want is for a guest to feel obligated to buy you a gift that will hurt them financially.
Since most stores in Sri Lanka now have websites, An online gift registry allows couples to select gifts they would like to receive for their wedding from the comfort of their home. They can modify the list whenever they like. Of course, this is also beneficial to your guests because they can view and make their purchases online and have them delivered without the hassle of visiting a store. An online wedding registry gift list is typically updated in real time whenever an item from the list is purchased, showing what is still available for guests to purchase.
Check out the list below for stores where you can create your wedding gift registry.
1. Paradise Road
5. Art of Living
7. Gift Basket.lk
8. Raux Brothers
13. House of Fashion
14. House of Gifts
15. Abdul Rahims
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