You’re engaged, congrats! Now, what to do first? We of course suggest to tell your family and friends the big news. However, one of the first things you will do as an engaged couple is register for your wedding. For some this can be an exciting experience and for others, it may be a tedious one. For those of you who may be dreading this process, we have your answer! Blueprint Registry is a unique and personal experience that allows you to design, display, categorize and organize your wish list based on the layout of your home. BPR is not your ordinary wedding registry website. It is different from the rest because it allows you as a couple, to design and innovate together. Not only do you get to select items from dozens of incredible retailers, but you actually get the opportunity to sort from the things you would like and the things you need. For those of you that are more visual, Blueprint is perfect for you. The site gives you a chance to explore your home to better discover and organize your registry needs. The greatest part of this site? Family and friends are able to click through your personalized site and visualize exactly where their gift will be used in your home. To make things even more simple for you, here is the simple 6-step process explaining how Blueprint Registry works:
Step 1: Create your registry – for free!
Through an interactive room-by-room map of your home designed by you and your fiancé, you are able to truly categorize what you want, need, and desire for your life as a married couple.
Step 2: Add your Gifts (the fun part)
Begin to add gifts from a number of retailers ranging from boutiques to designers such as Anthropologie, Williams Sonoma, and Crate & Barrel (our personal favorites). Another aspect that sets Blueprint apart from other registries is that the items do not have to necessarily be home goods. Gifts such as a Canon digital camera, or even the gift you wish you got for Christmas last year… the possibilities are endless!
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Step 3: Group Gifts & Favorites
Friends and family can plan a gift together, for those pricey items you really want…how cool is that?! Another feature includes a ‘favorites’ list that family and friends have access to for those must-have items you so desire.
Step 4: Add Cash Gifts
Would you rather receive the gift of experience and memories? Well, BPR also has a Honeymoon Fund based on the location of your romantic getaway. Your guests can gift you with a helicopter ride over the ocean, a relaxing couples massage, or a sunrise hot air balloon ride in the mountains. Additionally, guests can contribute to a date night fund, home fund, wedding fund, or donate to your charity of choice.
Step 5: Personalize it
Add a profile and cover photo, incorporate a personal message, and choose a layout that best exemplifies you as soon-to-be newlyweds.
Registry Tip: “I suggest registering 10 months prior to your wedding date. It is best to register before your engagement party, allowing guests to have the choice to gift you something from your list of registered items. Also, remember to add your registry link to your invitations!” – Anna, A Good Affair Planner
Step 6: Gift Summary & Return Guide
With the help of Blueprint Registry, your Thank You notes will be a breeze. Two weeks after your wedding, you will receive a detailed gift summary and return guide to easily help you sort through your new items. Bonus! The new Mr. and Mrs. will receive 10% off all items in their registry from BPR’s catalog.