I'm a Southern newlywed from Louisiana and South Carolina. I am a grammar queen, Emily Post wannabe, Williams-Sonoma junkie, and always want to make my Southern mother and grandmothers proud. We're expecting our first child in June 2009, but we already have a precious Golden Retriever and a Brussels Griffon who think they're our babies. This is my attempt at chronicling all of my random thoughts, ideas, crazy projects, fashion, and fun with my husband!
While I'm sad that our big day is over and I'm no longer planning that special day, I'm so excited to be able to shop for dresses to wear to our friends' weddings and shop for wedding gifts for them. I'm a firm believer in sticking to the registry. It always surprises me what people come up with when they get "creative" and go off-registry. We did, however, receive a wonderful gift at one of our showers that wasn't on any of our registries. It happens to be one of my favorite new items in our house and I'm considering it as a gift for some of our newlywed friends. It was so much fun for me to put my new initial on the entry table!
letter stand from anthropologie
Do you stick to the registry when buying gifts for a wedding? If not, what do you typically give a bride and groom?